Dr. Francisco Ortega-Grimaldo is an Associate Professor in Graphic Design at the School of Art, Texas Tech University (TTU). He earned his undergraduate degrees and MA at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) and his PhD in Critical Studies and Artistic Practice at TTU (2008). As a practicing artist and scholar, he is interested in historical and critical perspectives in animation, game design theory and history, graphic design, motion graphics, web media, interdisciplinarity in the arts, border studies, and glocalization. Among his most recent publications are “Socially-Based Board Games” in Jason C. Thomson, Marc Ouellette (Eds.) The Game Culture Reader, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013, and “Con A de Animacion” (in Journal of the Research Group on Animation: Art and Industry, Polytechnic University of Seville, 2018).