I grew up in Quito-Ecuador and received a BA in Communications Design from the Universidad San Francisco. in 2016 I got a MFA in Design for Social Innovation (DSI) at the School of Visual Arts in NYC. The degree focus on human centered methodologies designed to solve complex social problems.
I've collaborated on TV documentaries as a producer, reporter, and graphic designer and has produced a range of books, posters, and other graphic design products. I´m currently a design college professor, communication designer and social entrepreneur.
WHAT IS MUVA?
In Latin America we have two last names, in my case Rodrigo MUñoz VAlencia. The story of my parents, the result of who I´m know. MUVA is just a tribute to them.
"I feel extremely honored to have such a magnificent original artwork on BUTTERelixir website."
Lorenza Pintar. CEO & Founder at BUTTERelixir
¨His optimism during that conversation was as bright as the sun-washed equator on which he lives.¨
Cheryl Heller. Chair MFA Design for Social Innovation
"Thank you for your beautiful contributions to the world, especially to those who need the support, love, and unique gifts the most!"
Abbi Klein, Therapist AND Community.
IT MAKES SENSE:
It Makes Sense is an experiential methodology designed to help anyone with anxiety. The sense of touch is used as the key to connect with joyful memories to create a better relationship with anxiety. These memories are brought back to participants as art pieces illustrated by artists from around the world. Project designed by Rodrigo Muñoz and Rinat Sherzer.
This book is a collaborative creation from my class in the MFA Design for Social Innovations. It is a good tool kit with the best techniques we use in our practice. Find my articles in the pages 52 and 56.
This book is a compilation of different graphic design projects about how designers understand the city Quito-Ecuador. My project is called Ciudad Teto, a set of posters coming from the 2030 when being gay is not a discussion of rights; instead it's a story of love.