Silvia H. González (Buenos
Aires, Argentina, 1953) graduated with the degree in Visual Communications
Design from the National University of La Plata, Argentina. Arrived
in Paris, France, in 1978, to pursue continuing studies in design
at the École Estienne. Her attendance at the Rencontres
Internationales de Lure helped define typography as her field of
specialization. She acknowledges Master Claude Mediavilla as a
fundamental influence on her development. Her professional practice,
centered around print and package design, began during this period.
In 1982, after relocating to Buenos Aires, Silvia
González extended her professional development in all-around
design. From 1998 onward, much of her work has been focused on
the design of wine labels. In 1985 Ms. González initiated
her career as a university professor, which continues to the present
date. She is a founding member of the chair of Graphic Design at
the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urban Studies; National
University of Buenos Aires (FADU/UBA).
in 1990, when Typography was incorporated into the
curriculum of the career in Graphic Design at FADU/UBA, Ms. González
was appointed to the chair. Since 1994 she is an active member
of the faculty team that established the Licenseeship in Graphic
Design and Visual Communication at the Faculty of Architecture,
Design and Urban Studies; Litoral National University (FADU/UNL).
There she heads the chair of Typography and, since 2004, lectures
as well in the elective credit of editorial design.
Silvia González has been a member of academic
juries at various universities, and has been invited to participate
and submit projects at a variety of seminars and conventions on
Design and Typography. Ms. González is a member of the Association
Typographique Internationale (Atypi) since 1997.