Graphic designer based in São Paulo, Brazil. With broad experience in editorial design and typography, I have worked as creative director of major Brazilian magazines and newspapers, (such as GQ), and designed a few custom corporate typefaces. I hold a Master in Typeface Design from Reading University. Since 2010 I … Read More
Graphic designer based in São Paulo, Brazil. With broad experience in editorial design and typography, I have worked as creative director of major Brazilian magazines and newspapers, (such as GQ), and designed a few custom corporate typefaces. I hold a Master in Typeface Design from Reading University. Since 2010 I have been teaching typography and editorial design at Istituto Europeu Di Design (IED) and acting as a consultant in typography and cross-media design. I am also dedicating some time to research projects in typography, which includes a book that (hopefully!) will be published by the end of 2016.
The path I have followed in my career so far have led me to work as a consultant. By acting as creative director and type designer, I have experience in both sides involved in type business, providing me a good understanding on new trends. Today I work closely with type foundries in order to provide good type solutions to designers, and that includes foundries granting me access to fonts under development. In exchange I provide them feedbacks.
As a type designer, I enjoy the challenge of solving specific design problems. So I have focused on the making of custom made fonts. That led me to invent some type features, such as the insertion of bar charts in fonts and a feature that makes letters get automatically condensed at the end of text lines. I've always looked at type as an opportunity to improve access to content, instead of focusing only in creating new letterforms.
As a manager, I had the chance to lead small teams (2 to 6 people) and also big teams (+30). And as a consultant I have attended large groups (15 to 70 people).
I have presented talks in more than 50 design events in Brazil, Ireland, Mexico and United States. I have published articles in magazines and books, and I was mentioned in many others that covering Brazilian design and type scene. Constantly I take part of jury in design competitions, such as the Brazilian Biennial of Graphic Design. Read Less