Juan Jesus

Juan Jesús Arrausi


Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of the Basque Country, Bilbao. Postgraduate in graphic design at the Schule für Gestaltung in Basel, Switzerland. PhD in Fine Arts by the University of Barcelona. He also hols an interuniversity Master in Educational Psychology by the UB/UAB/URLL/UG. 

Designer, teacher and apprentice. He has been professor at Art Center (Europe) and has made various teaching collaborations with schools and institutions in Spain, Italy, Switzerland and the UK. He has taught at the faculties of BB.AA. of Bilbao and Cuenca, and in the design schools Eina and ESDI of Barcelona. From 1996 to the present he has worked at the Elisava School, Barcelona, ​​in various functions: teacher, coordinator, area manager and co-director of the university master's degree, MUDIC. Since 2006 he is an associate professor in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Communication at the Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona. 

He gives lectures, training workshops and writes articles on typography and pedagogy. He has recently completed the Interuniversity Master in Educational Psychology (MIPE). He is the CEO of Teaching Designers Alliance. He is coordinator of SINTEdi Pedagogical Research-Intervention team. Since 2018-19 he is coordinator of the Pedagogical Area in Elisava. 

As a graphic designer he has collaborated with the Miguel Milá studio in Barcelona and in design and architecture studios: Hito, LG&A and Irudi. He was graphic designer for the Swiss Association of Skull-Brain Traumatic. He developed a project within the Ikea-Stiftung program, called "Education in Letterform design". He works as a freelance in graphic design, corporate identity and editorial design. 

Latest publications: Essay: "Driving maps: The use of mental maps to guide Project-Based Learning through Design thinking" Grafica (2018). Communication congress CIDUI: "1 + 1 = 3 Program of cooperation in couples in pseudo-natural contexts" Journal of the International Congrés de Docència Universitària i Innovació, CIDUI (2018). Article: "Transmedia and design, a hybridization for meaningful learning; a case study on training for innovation "Temes de Disseny TdD (2017). Communication Symposium GRAFICA, II Congress on Graphic Design. "Selection of the research topic of the TFM" (2016). 

His area of ​​research is the pedagogy of design, typography and the training of professional-teachers.