Isabella Cruz-Chong is a visual and interactive designer, conceptual artist, , educator, researcher and creative technologist. In essence, Isabella’s practice comes from her experience growing up crossing the international border between Tijuana, Mexico and San Diego, California. Through her design, artwork and teaching, she looks for ways to foster self-awareness and blur lines between divisive perspectives. She often uses visual and interactive design, physical computing, programming, sound, and photography.
She currently works as a freelance designer for the startup Canary and teaches at Parsons School of Design. Isabella has been featured in a range of exhibitions including Memorial Union Gallery in Fargo, ND; Botox Temple Street in Hong Kong; Rabbithole Projects in Brooklyn, NY; Smack Mellon in Brooklyn, NY; SXSX 2015 in Austin, TX; Sullivan Galleries in Chicago, IL and Hospital Gregorio Marañon in Madrid, ES. Most recently, Isabella was highlighted in Art F City (2016) and was part of the panel discussion, “Community Practices: Art and Intervention” at Smack Mellon, Brooklyn (2016). She received her MFA in Design and Technology at Parsons School of Design and her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.