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Carolina de Bartolo

Based in San Francisco, CA

Carolina is a strategic systems thinker who also revels in details. She is the designer and author of the award-winning book, Explorations in Typography, now in its second edition. As adjunct faculty at Academy of Art University in San Francisco since 2000, she has taught a variety of typography and design courses and served as advisor to many MFA thesis projects.

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101 Editions

Recent Work

What students say

"Got great feedback and advice"

- Saihaz A, Design 101 v1

" My weekly chats with Carolina were the highlight of my Design 101 experience. I am coming into this area as a total newbie and she is a font of knowledge on all things design - I learned so much about the history of design and gained so much insight into current industry best practices because of her. Her feedback was helpful and reflected a good understanding of where I'm coming from and how I'm trying to develop, and overall she just added to my curiosity and appreciation of the practice of design. I really hope to have the chance to engage with her more as I develop my design skills, and would highly recommend her as a mentor."

- Marcelyn T, Design 101 v1

"The mento ship with Carolina was great. If i ask her question and any feedback she gaives me straight away. Which i i liked it :) But just one thing i wanted get and share more than i asked her such as i can't even think about it because i'm new in design but she can see and feel :) she was sweet and kind mentor overall :) thank you ! "

- Kimi , Design 101 v1

"She definitely seems like a no-bullshit type of woman. Its great to have her! I am feeling a lot more confident in this program knowing that she will pushing me when needed. I can tell she not only wants to me to be challenged, but wants me to overcome those challenges. "

- Halie H, Design 101 v1

"I am fortunate to have Carolina as my mentor during this class. Her feedback is always thorough and has allowed me to look at the work I've submitted from angles that I had not considered. Her responses to my questions and her advice are thoughtful and insightful, backed by years of experience and a deep knowledge of design and UX. "

- Marcy R, UX Research & Strategy

"It was again really nice and helpful to have Carolina as a mentor. She gave me really precise and meaningful feedback to help me improve the quality of my projects. Always patient and enthousisatic about my ideas, she is a great mentor. I loved the Typography course. The lectures and lessons are really interesting and rich in relevant information to help achieve quality projects. I have learned so much and now feel much more confident about using typography in a way that will benefit to my projects. Thank you for that amazing new course!"

- Pascale M, Typography

"Carolina was great! She was very easy to talk with and was wiling to help me on each project and with my many questions. I learned a lot form her. I feel fortunate to have had her as my mentor."

- Joshua W, Typography

"Awesome mentor! She was so easy to talk to and made herself available around my schedule which most people don't do. I really enjoyed the times when I had a question about something and Carolina would not only just answer the question but gives some background or examples to make sure I completely understood. I learned a whole lot during my time with Carolina. I'm sad to see the class come to an end but excited for the next time we'll meet! "

- Johnson Y, Design 101 v1

"Absolutely wonderful. Carolina was very encouraging but always gave it to me straight, which I appreciated. Her assignment comments were constructive, and I enjoyed my mentoring sessions with her. True professional and very lucky to have gotten her as my mentor."

- Thomas L, Design 101 v1

"Carolina was friendly and helpful. Great mentor!"

- Cristian R, Design 101 v1

"Carolina is very personal and gives great, direct feedback. I appreciate her honesty and constructive feedback. I feel like I've grown a lot. Thank you!"

- Cortney M, Design 101 v1

"Carolina was an awesome mentor. Knowledgeable, funny, approachable and collaborative. Most importantly, she has the heart of a teacher (and she is one in real life too)."

- Rob , UX Research & Strategy

"Great mentor, super willing to help and provides fast feedback. Very knowledgeable as a design instructor. "

- Kitty H, Design 101 v1

"Very helpful with strong feedback. Pushes you to keep revising to better your learning. Very available to speak and commented back quickly. Had a pleasure of meeting Carolina. She helped me improved my understanding and skills as a designer. "

- Emma S, Design 101 v1

"A true professional in her field, her feedback on assignments was extremely helpful and supportive."

- Emily L, UX: Interaction Design

"Carolina is very nice, helpful and knowledgeable. She is an expert on typography. "

- Chaoping Q, Design 101 v1

"really nice, and easy to talk to. She was also really flexible with her schedule"

- Kerrie Y, UX: Interaction Design

"Super fast responses. Her feedback is very useful and understandable."

- Wayne H, Branding

"Wonderful! She was always helpful and engaging-- and was never afraid to be honest about the process in the real world. I never felt like I was being judged for being a beginner; all of her advice was understanding and helpful for where I am in my career. I was lucky to get her as my mentor!"

- Carrie R, Design 101 v1

Past Students

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