Mario R. Garcia
Mario Garcia is the CEO and founder of García Media, supervising the work of all projects. Trained as a journalist, Garcia is strongly committed to the idea that content is what determines the success of a brand; his work and teaching is based on his “WED” philosophy, of combining writing, editing and design as basic principles for effective communication of ideas.
Garcia has devoted more than 40 years to redesigning publications, and has personally collaborated with over 700 news organizations. He tells everyone that he is, first and foremost, a teacher. Mario started his teaching career as a journalism professor and publications adviser at his alma mater, Miami-Dade Community College. From there he became a professor of graphic arts at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications (1976-1985), and the University of South Florida (1985-1991). In addition, he has been a Distinguished Professor at the University of Navarra, Spain, as well as a lecturer at universities in 25 countries throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America. He founded the Graphics & Design program at The Poynter Institute for Media Studies, where he is still a faculty affiliate and continues to be involved with EyeTrack research.
He often states, “These are truly the best of times to be a storyteller - we can tell stories across platforms, emphasizing the uniqueness of each.”