Welcome to my web site, my name is Francisco Ortega-Grimaldo,
I work as an Associate Professor in the Communication Design program at Texas Tech. Although I have the opportunity to teach various courses in the program, my areas are Web Media and Motion Graphics, which I teach every Fall.

I began my professional career as a graphic designer working for the Model Institutions for Excellence (MIE) Program, an initiative created by the National Science Foundation. At the same time, I also freelance for many education programs in the US and in México, and taught at the New Mexico State University.

As part of the first generation (2000) of SWEAT (, a collaborative dedicated to making socially conscious video games, I worked in partnership on the design of the digital games Crosser and La Migra, which have received international acclaim. My own board game, Crossing the Bridge, has been presented at the UTEP library, Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, TX, and has a permanent display at the Inter-American and Border Studies Center (UTEP). My research topics involve games and the importance of games as social discourse ( I have been awarded with the SBC Chancellor Scholarship, the Walt Disney’s Imagineering award, and two national literature awards in Mexico.

Please stay a while, look around, and I hope you will enjoy the material.