Elman Padilla is a designer, a Fulbright recipient with graduate studies in Communication Design, Pratt Institute, New York, (USA). Has been a design educator in the following universities: Universidad José Cecilio del Valle and CEDAC Centro de Diseño, Arquitectura y Construcción, (Honduras), Higher Colleges of Technology (UAE). Since 1995 he has his own design consultancy studio, he also is an accomplished photographer, winning several international competitions. His work has been featured in the title: "Latin American Graphic Design" Best Graphic Designers of Yesterday and Today. Published by Taschen, 2008. Featured in the Biennial Ibero-American Design Catalogues under Graphic Design and Product Design; Madrid Spain BID 2008, BID 2010, BID 2012, BID 2014. In 2015 was designated "Latin Design Ambassador" at the VI Design Teaching Congress and Member of the Design Latin Committee for the 2015 Design School Forum at Universidad de Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2015: "Latin Design Ambassador" Universidad de Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2014: Featured in catalogues of the Ibero-American Design Biennials, BID-Madrid, Spain
2008: Featured in "Latin American Graphic Design" Taschen
1992: Fulbright scholarship (LASPAU: Academic and Professional Programs for the Americas)