Frida Larios

Frida Larios [b. San José, Costa Rica, 1974 (of Salvadoran parents)] received a M.A. in Communication Design from Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, University of the Arts London. She has been leading learning since 2000, following her higher purpose of facilitating interpretative visual narrative applied to authored books, artworks, garments, workshops, and dialogues with children, youth, and designers, bridging the stories from Indigenous peoples and lands to contemporary reflection and appreciation, through her award-winning New Maya (Visual) Language coding methodology. Larios has been commissioned landmark ancestral innovation public projects: in 2015, she was commissioned to design the El Salvador Olympic Team uniforms for the Toronto Panamerican Games. In 2014 she was commissioned to create murals on the Joya de Cerén Archaeological Park museum wall surfaces. Larios collaborates/consults with these cultural institutions in Washington, DC: Indigenous Design Collective, National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Latino Center, Embassy of El Salvador, CASA, American University Museum, among others. She serves as Ambassador for the Latin American Design Ambassadors Council and the International Indigenous Design Network.

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