Isabel Urbina Peña is a letterer, graphic & type designer, originally from Venezuela, based in Brooklyn, NY.  She has worked at Penguin Random House, C&G Partners LLC, American Museum of Natural History, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas and for clients like The New York Times, Harper Collins3.1 Phillip Lim, Variety, Campari & Diner Journal.  

In 2015, she was named a New Visual Artist: 15 under 30 by PRINT Magazine.

Her book cover design for All Our Names was featured in The New York Times Best Book Covers of 2014 and honored with a Print's Magazine Lettering and Typography Award, 2014.

She graduated from the Cooper Union's Cooper Type Extended program in Typeface Design in 2012. After finishing the program she went on to be a teacher’s assistant under renowned type designers Hannes Famira, Just Van Rossum, Jesse Ragan and Sara Solskone.

Her original typeface, Galea Display, was awarded an honorable mention by the Fine Press Book Association (FBPA, 2013) and is featured in the book Playing with Type: 50 Experiments by Rockport Press (2013) and in TYPOGRAPHY Magazine (Japan, Issue 06, 2015).

She obtained her BFA in Visual Communication and Design in 2008 where she graduated with honors from ProDiseño in Caracas, Venezuela.
In her spare time, she teaches, designs typefaces & zines and runs Yes, Equal, a database of creative women.

Book covers photographed by Suzi SadlerFreddy Arenas & Isabel Urbina Peña. 
Styling & Art Direction by Isabel Urbina Peña • All rights reserved © Isabel Urbina Peña 2016