Revista Latina

Revista Latina de Comunicación Social

Elio Leturia

Journalism Department, Columbia College Chicago
600 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60605


Master of Science in Journalism, Graphic Arts track, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1992 (Fulbright scholarship)

Licentiate, with honors, Communications & Graphic Design, Universidad de Lima, Perú, 1989.

Bachelor in Communications, Universidad de Lima, Peru, 1985.

Italian Diploma, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Lima, Peru, 1984


Faculty, Journalism
Visual Journalism class supervisor
Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, 2005-continue

Classes: Visual Journalism, College Magazine Workshop, Introduction to Journalism.

Committees: Academic Integrity, Technology, Recruitment, Retention and Scholarship.

College-wide committees: Student Affairs, College Council department representative (Chair of the By-laws committee).

Search Committee: Cinematography position, Film and Video department.

Mentoring: Hispanic Journalists of Columbia HJC, Latino Alliance

Assistant Professor (tenured,) Graphic Arts

School of Communications, Universidad de Lima, Peru, 1988–1994
Teaching Assistant Graphic Arts

School of Communications, Universidad de Lima, Perú, 1984–1988
Editor & Designer: ¡Habla! Magazine, 1993-1994

Assistant Professor, Visual Design
John Logie Baird Institute, Lima, Peru, 1989

Other Teaching Experience
Graphic Arts Instructor, “Graphic Design & Production,” Universidad de Lima, Peru, 1990

Graphic Arts Assistant, “Journalism & Visual Thinking,” Universidad de Lima, University of Cuzco and Fulbright Commission, Peru, 1989

Teaching Assistant, Graphic Arts, School of Communications, Universidad de Lima, Peru, 1984–1987


Freelance Designer
Chicago, part time, 1981 – present

Corporate identity, advertisements, posters, flyers, informational graphics, newsletters, brochures, booklets, magazines, newspapers, and journals for national and international institutions

Freelance Writer (Spanish and English)
Chicago, part time, 1985-present
Lifestyles, travel, food, entertainment and the arts, opinion writing for El Mundo del Automóvil, El Comercio, Detroit Free Press, RedEye, Somos magazine, HOY.

Features Designer
Detroit Free Press, full time, October 1995 – August 2005

Creative Services Director
¡Exito! Newspaper, Tribune Co., Chicago, full time, August 1994–September 1995

Design and Graphics Editor
El Comercio newspaper, Lima, Peru, full time, January 1992–July 1994

Graphic Designer
Office of Agricultural Communications and Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, part time, August 1991–January 1992

Intercambio, trade magazine, part time, Lima, Peru, 1987

Graphic Designer
El mundo del Automóvil, sports magazine, full time, Lima, Peru, 1985–1987

Communications Director
EPADESA, Peruvian Lottery Company, full time, Lima, Peru, 1985

Radio Producer
RBC radio station, part time, Lima, Peru, 1984

Advertising Graphic Designer
Zuccaro Advertising, full time, Lima, Peru, 1982–1984

Communications assistant
Petróleos del Peru, Oil Company, full time, 1981–1982


Editor & Designer, Chicago News Fulbright Association Chicago Chapter newsletter, 2007.

Board member and Director of Communications and Media Relations, Fulbright Association Chicago Chapter, August 2008-continue

Committee chair, FOCO ’08, Columbia College Chicago, 2008.

Task force member, Human|Nature, Critical Encounters initiative, Columbia College Chicago, 2008-2009


Graphic Magazine Redesign. Lima: CICOSUL, 1994.

“Graphic Communication without Language Boundaries,” Universidad de Lima Exhibition Hall, Lima, Peru, June 2–10, 1992.

"Graphics Communication and Globalization," Universidad de Lima, Peru. April 23-June 15, 2004

Curatorial Work
“Rings of Fire,” an Olympic art exhibit by multimedia artist Rip Kastaris, Hellenic Museum and Cultural Center, Oct. 22-Dec. 4, 2008, Chicago

“Newspaper Design” London: Encyclopedia of Journalism, Sage Publications, September 2009, 2.500 words. Accepted.

“Newspapers, Visual Design of” Oxford: The International Encyclopedia of Communication, Blackwell Publishing, April 2008, 1500 words. Published.

 “El diseño ilustrado de Carlos Llerena,” Lima: Modulor magazine, CODICE, 1993. [Issue 7, September, 4 pages]

“The Magazine and the Fragmented Audience.” Bogotá: Cuadernos de Diálogos, FELAFACS, 1990. [Need more bibliographical details: Volume, Issue, Month, page range]

(The following separate, bound offprints contain chapter-length original research, peer reviewed and published for reference and for students to use in courses, instead of textbooks.)

What Are Infographics? Lima: Universidad de Lima, 1993.

Magazine Design and Layout. Lima: Universidad de Lima, 1990.

Towards the Concept of Graphic Design. Lima: Universidad de Lima, 1989.

The Birth of Graphic Design. Lima: Universidad de Lima, 1989.

Elements and Principles of Graphic Communication. Lima: Universidad de Lima, 1989.
Color. Lima: Universidad de Lima, 1989.

Typography, Lima: Universidad de Lima, 1989.

Images and Graphic Communication. Lima: Universidad de Lima, 1989.

Paper. Lima: Universidad de Lima, 1989.

Graphic Production. Lima: Universidad de Lima, 1989.

Talks & Presentations
“Creative Typography,” Peru Visual conference, Instituto Peruano de Arte y Diseño IPAD, Lima, Peru, October 25, 2007

“Bringing a Hispanic voice in a Black and White Market,” Cross-Cultural Perspective of Visual Communication conference, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, April 21, 2007

“How to create effective visual packaging with few resources,” Designing for a difference workshop, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, September 25, 2006

“Bringing a Hispanic voice in a Black and White Market,” 2006 Congress of the Americas, Lima, Peru, August 3-5, 2006

“Designing your Future: The Fusion of Copy Editing and Design,” National Association of Hispanic Journalists convention, Fort Worth, Texas, June 15-18, 2005

“Hispanic Journalism in the U.S.,” Society for News Design quick course, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, May 16-18, 2005

“The Designer-Editor team,” Graphic Communication and Globalization International Seminar, Universidad de Lima, Peru, May 31-April 2, 2004

“Profile of the newspaper designer: How not to loose your mind,” 2004 II Newspaper Design World Summit, Estepona, Spain, February 2004

“Features Design,” School of Fine Arts, Pontificia Universidad Católica, Lima, Peru, August 2003

“Newspaper Design for Editors,” Society for Professional Journalists, New Orleans, March 2001

“Visual Journalism,” Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas UPC, Lima, Peru, August 1997

Conference & Workshop Participation
National Association of Hispanic Journalists Annual Convention (Visual journalism track leader,) Fort Worth 2005, Fort Lauderdale 2006, San Jose 2007, Puerto Rico 2009

Congreso Internacional de Diseño Gráfico, Altos de Chavón School of Design, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, April 2003

Society for News Design Annual Workshop and Exhibition, San Diego 1997, Philadelphia 1998, Minneapolis 2000, Phoenix 2001.

The Poynter Typography Project, Poynter Institute for Media Studies, St. Petersburg, Florida, November 1996, May 1998

Typography: What’s New for the Next Century? Poynter Institute for Media Studies, June 1995

AEJMC annual conference, Washington DC, August 1995

Design Trends on the Press, SND Latin American Chapter, Bogotá, Colombia, June 1993

Journalism International Seminar, El Comercio newspaper, Quito, Ecuador, August 1992

Editing & Design Patterns, El Comercio newspaper, Lima, Peru, June 1992

Innovation in Design Management, Poynter Institute for Media Studies, November 1993

Macintosh Trac, Poynter Institute for Media Studies, December 1992

Newspaper Design for Spanish Speaking Newspapers, Poynter Institute for Media Studies, December 1992, 1991.