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Oscar Fernandez

Title: Associate Professor
Office: 6415B Daa Addition
Tel: 513-556-3267
Email: oscar.fernandez@uc.edu

An associate professor in the School of Design, Professor Fernández specializes in visual identity systems, information design, document programs, book design and comprehensive wayfinding systems. He previously held adjunct and associate professorships of design at Carnegie Mellon University, the Maine College of Art, the University of Cincinnati, The Ohio State University and Montana State University. His more than 20 years of professional experience have included graphic design work for architecture firms as well as design director roles at Wexner Center for the Arts, VIA, Fitch Worldwide and Eyethink, which he helped launch. Professor Fernández's award-winning work has been included in GRAPHIS Posters 2002, Typography 20, GRAPHIS Design Annual 2000 and the AIGA Graphic Design Annual 19. In 1997, a retrospective of his work was exhibited at Ohio University's Trissolini Gallery in Athens, Ohio.

Education

  • MFA in Graphic Design, Yale University, New haven, CT, 1976.

Research Information

Research Interests

Information Design + Data Visualization
Symbol Systems
Comprehsnive Typography
User Centered Design for Communications
Communication Design History
Physical + Virtual Wayfinding

Research Support

  • (PI), Fernandez, Oscar, Weather Tech- IMap Analysis, Weather Decision Technologies, Inc.. (DCA-IMap), $10,000.00. 09/22/2008 to 12/12/2009. Status: Closed.
  • (PI), Fernandez, Oscar, P&G Design of Trilingual Iconography for Female Beauty Packaging, Procter & Gamble Company. (PO G4P-4501698486), $9,004.00. 06/01/2010 to 07/31/2010. Status: Closed.