Marcos Mortensen Steagall is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Design at Auckland University of Technology (AUT), where he has been a part of the faculty since February 2016. Within AUT, he serves as the Communication Design Postgraduate Strand Leader and holds the positions of Programme Leader for Communication Design and Interaction Design for Year 3. Dr. Steagall brings a wealth of academic experience to his role, holding a Master's degree (2000) and a PhD (2006) in Communication & Semiotics from The Pontifical Catholic University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Additionally, he earned a PhD in Art & Design from Auckland University of Technology in 2019. He is actively involved in academic initiatives and currently serves as the editor of the academic journal LINK Praxis. Furthermore, he chairs the LINK International Conference in Practice-led Research and Global South. Dr. Steagall's research interests encompass various areas, including visual semiotics, practice-oriented research methodologies in the fields of Art, Design, and Technology, lens-based image-making, and indigenous epistemology.