Guido Alvarez (Motion graphics & Graphic Design) was born in Cuenca, Ecuador. At 28 he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study a MFA in Visual Communication and Design at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. where he also obtained his PhD in Media, Arts, and English Literature. He has worked as Design and Art faculty in several universities in the world. In 2017, Dr. Alvarez worked as an assistant professor of Graphic Design for Wenzhou-Kean University in China, as well as online instructor of Design Thinking and innovation for Domus Academy in Milan (Laureate Corporation). Currently he works as an assistant professor of graphic design for SCSU and continues to develop his illustration, graphic design, and art-making practices. His research interest focuses on cross-cultural and multilingual communication design. He is currently learning Mandarin.