Design represents, in any of its expressions –industrial, graphic or showroom– a decisive component in the relation between men and the environment. During the last half century, Latin America and the Caribbean have put themselves on the international map by yielding creativity and efficiency, though there’s still a lot to do and shed light on.   Imagination has been the premise of Latin American and Caribbean design. The vast number of creators (or creative as they are also known) in the region represents a singular level of competitiveness and excellence. With their capacity to make up the culture and identity of each country, the regional design has surpassed the physical-geographical space through the network, gaining personality and impact. If you think of design as platform of environmental and cultural qualification for people in society, digital space promotes a new approach to the world of objects and message to be communicated, within an age ruled by immediacy in the production and consumption of icons, images and objects.   On the other hand, the international recognition of projects that are aimed at the rational, the festive, the ecologic, the precariousness and the formal beauty of creators from the region, in design biennials and events such as the International Poster Design Biennial held in Mexico and the Latin American Design Biennial of Madrid, among others; as well as ICOGRADA International Congress, which has had different venues in Latin America, give the idea of strength gained by the practice of design in the Southern region of Rio Bravo.   Conect-art, with its generative capacity, proposes one of the possible maps, whose horizontal structure, in which everybody can fit, presents a plentiful joint of sites on design in the region. Through studios, agencies, creation groups or personal sites in the web, we have access to the finest of Latin American and Caribbean design. And even though there’s lack of balance favoring countries such as Argentina, Mexico or Brazil, in terms of network representativeness, young and acclaimed designers from the region showcase their works in the digital space, with matchless visual value and an even more impressive portfolio of projects.


Cosecha Vintage / Julieta Ganoso (Argentina): Rafia Farah (Brasil): Recicla Ahora (Bolivia): Music House/ Rodrigo Alonso (Chile): Paulina Ortiz (Costa Rica): Rodrigo Jacks (Paraguay): Susan Wagner (Perú): Atelier Andrea Llosa (Perú): Lorena Quiroga (Uruguay): Nada C.A / Omar Guerra y Carolina Pérez (Venezuela):


Diseño Shakespear (Argentina): Espacio Cabina (Argentina): Huerta Tipográfica (Argentina): Felipe Taborda (Brasil): Grupo Bijarí (Brasil): Ana Couto (Brasil): Kilo Farkas (Brasil): Estudio Infinito / Ruth Klotzel (Brasil): Rico Lins (Brasil): GAD (Brasil): EG Design (Brasil): Julian Naranjo (Chile): Cuartopiso (Colombia): Esteban Salgado (Ecuador): Giotto Latinbrand (Ecuador): Pablo Iturralde (Ecuador): Ideograma (México): Dinamomedia / Rogelio López Álvarez (México): Jorge Alderete (México): Javier Henríquez Lara (México): Ají Pintao (Panamá): Celeste Prieto (Paraguay): Into Design Group SA (Perú): Elastic People (Puerto Rico): Lourdes Periche Agencia Creativa (Rep. Dominicana): Frida Larios (El Salvador): MJF Comunicación (Uruguay): Trocadero. Gabinete de Diseño (Uruguay): Aerolínea Creativa / Alberto Ciammaricone (Venezuela): Camelia Ediciones/ Mar Angélica Barreto (Venezuela):


Alex García (Argentina-EE.UU.): Mesosfera Designe/ Gringo Cardía (Brasil): Proyecto Espacios (Cuba): DeKuba / Luis Ramírez y Miguel Garcés (Cuba): Francisco Javier Rodríguez Suárez (Puerto Rico): Claudia Díaz Mañón / Grupo Amberes S.A (Rep. Dominicana): Michelle Urtecho & Asociados (Rep. Dominicana): 7mm / Gabriela Pohoski Ortiz y Sergio Ferrando (Uruguay): Otai Design / Conrado Cifuentes (Venezuela): NMD. Nómadas (Venezuela):


Unión de Diseñadores Gráficos de Argentina: Design Brasil: Asociación de Diseño Gráfico (Brasil): Asociación Chilena de Empresas de Diseño: Colegio de Diseñadores (Chile): Comité Prográfica Cubana (Cuba): Círculo Creativo de Honduras: