Simonetta Nieto Cisneros is an art director and visual editor originally from Piedras Negras, Mexico based in Brooklyn, New York. Her work specializes in creative direction, brand identity systems, photo editing and editorial direction.

She is a Deputy Managing Editor of Visuals at The New York Times working with licensing and branding.  

2023 - State of Wander, Group Exhibition, New York
2023 - Campaign for Journalism, Speaker
2022 - Vértice Festival, Universidad Rafael Landívar, Guatemala, Speaker
2022 - Pocoapoco, Mexico, Art Resident 
2022 - School of Visual Arts, MFA Illustration of Visual Essay, Guest Critic
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 
2019 - Working Not Working Mag, Press
2019 - Newspaper Club, Press 
2019 - AIGA: Eye on Design, Press
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 

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

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