Tomás García Ferrari

I am a professional designer and teacher working in the digital realm.

As a professional

In August 1996 – together with Carolina Short – we founded (bi)gital», a small design consultancy focused on interaction and information design.

I have been working as a consultant, designer, art director, developer, programmer and webmaster – wearing multiple hats – for institutions and enterprises like the Multilateral Investment Fund of the Inter-American Development Bank (MIF IADB), the Buenos Aires Book Fair, the University of Otago (New Zealand), Fundación Impulsar, SodaStereo, Apple Latinamerica… (see our list of clients).

Before that I worked in Multimedios América, a media company located in Buenos Aires (Argentina) and in the Clarín Group, where I designed the first version of – the biggest newspaper in Argentina – for an incipient World Wide Web.

As a teacher

From November 2012 I have a Senior Lecturer position in the Department of Computer Sciences at the University of Waikato (New Zealand), working in the Computer Graphic Design programme.

During the years 2006 and 2007 I was a Professional Practice Fellow in the Department of Design Studies in the University of Otago (New Zealand) with Prof. Thomas Bley acting as the Head of Department. There I have shared my educational duties with excellent design professionals and teachers like Ralf Hebecker, Alex Gilks, Scott Savage and Andrew Wallace, among others.

In 1999-2000 I have worked as a Guest Professor for New Media Design at the Burg Giebichenstein, Faculty of Design, Halle an der Saale (Germany).

I have taught Typography at the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urbanism of the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina) as assistant of Prof. Rubén Fontana (1992-1996) and Prof. Carlos Venancio (1998).


In 1998 Carolina and me have obtained an stipendium from the Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart (Germany). The Juror for Design was Prof. Gui Bonsiepe.

I have given talks and workshops in several exhibitions, festivals, symposiums and conferences in places like Argentina, Colombia, Germany and New Zealand.

I have a Graphic Design degree and a postgraduate specialization degree on Theory of Communication Design, both from the University of Buenos Aires.

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