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. Happenings 2022 - Universidad Rafael Landívar, Vértice Festival, 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
Education The University of Texas, Bachelor of Journalism Copy and Design Concentration