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Diego Morales-Portillo

Diego Morales-Portillo is a Guatemalan born graphic designer and visual artist. In 2010, he received a BFA at the National School of Fine Arts, and in 2015 graduated with a cum laude bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Marketing, and Advertising from Universidad del Istmo. In 2017, Diego migrated to Portland, OR, where he received an MFA in Visual Studies at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA). Prior to joining Alta, Diego worked with multiple advertising agencies and in-house advertising and design departments; developing branding, illustration, graphics design, exhibition materials, print materials, digital assets, and digital marketing strategies.

“For me, Design is a problem-solving discipline, it helps us to better communicate and coexist with each other. If everything was well designed, we would have less problems as humankind.”

  • Registrations + Affiliations
    • The Professional Association for Design (AIGA) : #902712
  • Professional Highlights
    • 2021 Artist Fellowship at MASS MoCA
    • 2017 Precipice Fund from PICA & the Andy Warhol Foundation
    • 2015 Young Lyon Cannes Guatemala finalist