Oscar Fernández

Receiving an MFA in Graphic Design from Yale University in 1976, Fernández has taught at Carnegie Mellon University, Maine College of Art, University of Cincinnati, Ohio State University, and Montana State University. His expertise and research interests include wayfinding and interaction relationships, information design, user-centered design, typographic information architecture, symbol systems and communication design history.

His professional career began with architectural firms and progressed through design directorships at international for-profit and non-profit institutions, including Fitch Worldwide and the Wexner Center for the Arts.

As teacher and practitioner, he has been a producer and proponent of effective visual communication while respecting and satisfying the needs people in many contexts.

Among his many design awards are featured work in GRAPHIS Posters, Typography 20, STA 100, and AIGA Graphic Design Annuals. In 2006, his eyethink design team received a Merit Award from the Society of Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD) for the John Glenn Institute exhibition on the Ohio State campus.