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Chemi Montes

Associate Professor and Department Chair, Art Department of Art

Chemi Montes is currently Director of the Graphic Design Program at American University in Washington D.C. He obtained his graduate degree in Graphic Design at The Pennsylvania State University, and his BA in Graphic Design and Audiovisual Media at the University of Salamanca, in his country of birth, Spain. His professional experience encompasses print, video and film graphics and web design. A combination of agency and freelance practice has allowed Chemi to work with a diversity of clients ranging from small businesses and non-profits to Fortune 500 companies. He has received top awards in numerous international juried competitions and his worked has appeared in many design books and periodicals, including Communication Arts, Graphis Poster Annual, Graphis Design Annual, Graphis Typography Annual, Applied Arts, GD USA, The American Graphic Design Awards, How magazine, Step, Print, Creativity International Awards, and the Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington. He also presented papers at several conferences has published writings on design and semiotics, one of his areas of research.


MFA, Graphic Design, The Pennsylvania State University BA, Graphic Design and Audiovisual Media, University of Salamanca, Spain

Languages Spoken
CAS - Art
Katzen Arts Center - 212
Contact Info
(202) 885-1697 (Office)
(202) 885-1132 (Fax)

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  • Fall 2018

  • Spring 2019

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