About Omar Sosa Tzec


(415) 338-7392


Assistant Professor


School of DesignCollege of Liberal and Creative Arts


Humanities (HUM)


Office Hours: 

Monday: 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
Tuesday: 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
Wednesday: 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

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At SF State Since:

Fall 2020


Omar Sosa-Tzec is an Assistant Professor of Design Foundations. Prof. Sosa-Tzec studies how the elements of visual artifacts such as user interfaces and informational material produce meaning and create discourse. Prof. Sosa-Tzec has a Ph.D. in Human-Computer Interaction Design, an MDes in Information Design, an MS in Industrial Computing and Mathematics, and a BS in Computer Science.


Omar is Mayan-mestizo born in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. He attended the School of Mathematics of the Autonomous University of Yucatan for his undergraduate studies. Later, he moved to Guanajuato City, Mexico to study for his first master's degree at the Center for Research in Mathematics (CIMAT). For his second graduate degree, he moved to Puebla City, Mexico, and attended the University of the Americas Puebla to pursue his master's degree in Information Design. In 2012, Omar migrated to the United States to pursue his doctoral degree at Indiana University's Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering. After serving as an Assistant Professor of Art and Design at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Omar moved to San Francisco in Fall 2020.


Prof. Sosa-Tzec has been involved in design pedagogy for more than a decade, teaching designers and non-designers at the undergraduate and graduate levels in different universities in Mexico and the United States. Courses taught by Prof. Sosa-Tzec include interaction design, information design, visual design for user experience, information architecture, design methods, and web design. Omar's practice focuses on visual communication design and comprises projects on corporate identity design and branding, web design, information design, and interaction design.