Rafael Fajardo teaches at the University of Denver in Electronic Media Art & Design and Digital Media Studies. Through his collaborative, SWEAT, Fajardo has published two video games that comment on the game-‐like nature of (il)legal human traffic at the US/Mexico border. There, he challenged the canons of design education and attempted to locate a visual expression that was “of the region” and not imposed from outside. For over twelve years, Fajardo had been investigating cultural identity and cultural representation through his visual and intellectual work. More recently, his critical practice has earned him recognition by I.D., The International Magazine of Design as one of the fifty top designers in the US.