Simonetta Nieto Cisneros is an art director and visual editor originally from Piedras Negras, Mexico based in Brooklyn, New York. Her work specializes in brand identity systems, art direction, photo editing and editorial direction. Currently, she is a Deputy Managing Editor of Visuals at The New York Times working with licensing. She is the former Art Director of Surface magazine and has produced work with Texas Monthly, adidas Originals, Blu Dot, MoMA Design Store, 2x4, Rockwell Group, The Huffington Post and others. 

Select Talks, Awards and Jury
2022 - Residency at Pocoapoco, Oaxaca, Mexico
2022 - School for Visual Arts, Guest Critic, MFA Illustration of Visual Essay
2022 - Latin American Design Awards, Judge
2022 - Pratt Institute, Mentor 
2020 - Pratt Institute, Advocating for Diversity and Equity, Panelist 
2019 - Society of Illustrators, Illustrator 62, Judge 
2018 - Milan Design Award for Best Engagement, The Diner 
2018 - On Air Fest, Panel Moderator and Curator
2018 - American Society of Magazine Editors, Surface, Best Cover Finalist 

Working Not Working Mag
Newspaper Club
AIGA: Eye on Design

The University of Texas, Bachelor of Journalism
Copy and Design Concentration, 2012

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