Lia Vilahur Chiaraviglio is the programme leader of the BA (Hon) in Graphic Communication delivered at ERAM College by the University of Northampton.
She developed her academic practise within several well-known Universities in Latin-America, Asia and Europe giving talks and workshops.
She represents the Public Relations ERAM EU, University of Girona abroad with the aim to promote networking between educational institutions, cultural exchange and knowledge transfer.
From 2004 to 2014 she taught at the IED (Instituto Europeo de Barcelona) in the subjects of Design Foundation, Colour and Trend, and Lighting among other subjects in the following University degree courses: Fashion Degree (University of Westminster), Interior and Industrial BA Degree and in the Masters of Graphic Design, Creativity and Strategic Communication.
During her academic activities in Barcelona she was in charge of several management activities like the External Coordination of the degree in Interior Design, and the collaboration between school and companies in projects like, More Light REAL exhibition in Milan, Salone del mobile 2011, Comboled ( project to develop the oled technology) 2008, Product design for Balvi, exhibition in Vinçon. Christmas Lighting Design for the National Art Museum of Catalunya, MNAC2007 and some others.
She worked as a researcher in the field of material innovation, at the Barcelona centre for the development of the Art and Design, FAD (Foment de las Arts i del Disseny).
As Co-owner and designer at Inlightdesign SCP, founded together with the designer Eric Olivares, she has developed her skills in the field of Visual Communication with a multidisciplinary design approach.
During her professional career she has also worked in engineering and lighting studios, private companies in the field of the interior design, fashion industry companies and consultancy and, as a designer in her area of expertise: Colour, Material and Texture. She is the co-author of the book “Drawing for graphic Designers” published by Parramon.
She studied History of Art at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), spending the last year as an exchange student at the University of Bologna (UdB) in the Department of Arts, Music and Performance. (DAMS, Dipartimento di Arte, Musica e Spettacolo.) Then she moved to Milan to study design where she gain a second degree of Interior Design at the European Institute of Design (IED, Instituto Europeo di Milano). The last year of her studies she spent in Finland in the Lahti Polytechnic, studying industrial Design. During her studies her work was exhibited in the Finland Design Fair in Helsinki, in the Casa Cervantes in Milan, and a La Feria di Rimini in Italy.