Career Highlights

EDUCATION 
 

CERTIFICATE IN TYPEFACE DESIGN

2011 - 2012
Cooper Type Extended | Cooper Union
New York, U.S.A
 

BFA IN GRAPHIC DESIGN & VISUAL COMMUNICATION
(GRADUATED WITH HONORS)

2004 - 2008
ProDiseño
Caracas, Venezuela
 

SCHOOL OF THE ARTS: THEORY & CRITICS

2003 - 2004
Universidad Central de Venezuela
Caracas, Venezuela

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

FREELANCE DESIGNER

2008-today

Lettering & Graphic Design for book covers, print, web and exhibitions. Developing corporate identities, branding, packaging, and catalogues for various clients. Building and programming HTML&CSS sites. For clients like Penguin Random House, Harper Collins, American Museum of Natural History, Diner Journal, Campari, Phillip 3.1 Lim. 

 

Book cover designer

2013-2016
Random House
New York, U.S.A

Book cover design for Knopf, Vintage and Anchor and Vintage Español for authors like Jhumpa Lahiri, Dave Eggers, Bill Bryson, Mark Twain, Dinaw Mengestu, Neil Smith, Javier Marías, Paulo Coehlo, William Ospina, Wayne Dyer among others.  
 

Teacher Assistant 

2012-2013
Cooper Union
New York, U.S.A

Teacher Assistant of Cooper Type Postgraduate programs in typeface design. Taught by renowned type designers: Hannes Famira & Just van Rossum (Condensed Program, 2012), Jesse Ragan (Extended Program, 2012-2013) & Sara Soskolne (Principles of Typeface Design, 2013). 


Lead Designer

2010-2012
C&G Partners LLC

Lead Designer for print, web and exhibitions. Developing web design, branding, packaging, and exhibition graphics for various clients like Kaplan Thaler, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, USDC, CUNY, Museum of Jewish Heritage, Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF). 


Intern

2008
American Museum of Natural History
Graphic design and animation for “Extreme Mammals” Mammal Locomotion Interactive Pieces.
Art Direction: Camila Benítez 


Freelancer 

2006
Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Sofía Ímber
Caracas, Venezuela
Graphic Design of Museum’s catalogues and pop material for Museums Stores in the city of Caracas. 


AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

TIPOS LATINOS

2016
Galea Display, selected for the Biennale
 

PRINT MAGAZINE NEW VISUAL ARTIST: 15 UNDER 30

2015
Selected as one of the fifteen New Visual Artist of 2015, by Print Magazine.
 

50 Books | 50 Covers, Design Observer

2015

Book Jacket for "All Our Names” selected for 50 Covers of 2014.


THE NEW YORK TIMES "BEST BOOK COVERS 2014"

2014
Book Jacket for "All Our Names” featured in The New York Times Book Review
 

PRINT MAGAZINE TYPOGRAPHY AND LETTERING AWARDS

2014
Lettering Award for book jacket “All Our Names”


FINE BOOK PRESS ASSOCIATION

2013
Honorable Mention in the Text Family Category for the original typeface "Galea Display"


MUSE AWARDS

2012
Education & Outreach
Bronze: Coming of Age Website


WEB MARKETING ASSOCIATION’S WEBAWARD

2011
Outstanding Achievement in Web Development for:
Coming of Age Website
Egg Strategy Website 


COMMUNICATOR AWARDS

2010
Locomotion Interactive for American Museum of Natural History’s
Extreme Mammals

 

WORKSHOPS & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

KNOW YOUR HAND
SKETCHING TECHNIQUES FOR THE MODERN LETTERER

2016
TYPO BERLIN
Berlin, Germany

 

DRAWNKING

2016
Series of small lettering workshops taught in-house in different design studios and agencies and on location, at teacher's studio. 
New York, U.S.A
 

LETTERING WORKSHOP & TALK

2015
Guest Teacher and Lecturer for Irina Lee's class
What's Your Type?
School of Visual Arts
New York, U.S.A
 

Letterholic

2015
Teacher's Assistant for Alex Trochut's Lettering Workshop.
Cooper Union
New York, U.S.A.

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Script LetterinG & Brush Lettering | KEN BARBER 

2014
Cooper Union
New York, U.S.A
 

Intermediate Python | Andy Clymer
Robofont | Frederick Berlaen

2013
Cooper Union
New York, U.S.A
 

Introduction to Sign Painting | John Downer

2012
Cooper Union
New York, U.S.A
 

Italic Hand Calligraphy | Cara Di Edwardo

2011
Cooper Union
New York, U.S.A
 

Great Web Design with CSS | Dan Han

2009
School of Visual Arts
New York, U.S.A
 

Artists Books | Esther K. Smith

2009
Cooper Union
New York, U.S.A
 

Joy of Code HTML | Bud Krauss

2008
Pratt Institute
New York, U.S.A
 

An Introduction to Letterpress | Dikko Faust

2008
School of Visual Arts
New York, U.S.A

 

CONCEPTUAL ART | VÍCTOR HUGO IRAZÁBAL
Painting | VÍctor Hugo Irazábal 

2004
Instituto Armando Reverón
Caracas, Venezuela
 


EXHIBITIONS

 

Boogaloo Mutante

2014
Exhibition of oversized prints and original art from the zine Rants from a Stranger Collaboration with artist & musician MPEACH


Type@Cooper 2012

2012
Type Directors Club
12 Graduates of Cooper Union’s 2012 Typeface Design program.
6ft x 4ft specimen poster of “Galea” type family. 
 

Type@Cooper

2012
Cooper Union
New York, U.S.A
Graduates of Cooper Union’s Typeface Design program exhibit a diverse range of their works. 


TIPex

2008
Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Sofía Ímber
Caracas, Venezuela
Collective show
“The Book of Sand”. Silkscreen on 15 Acrylic sheets, 3.6 x 2.4ft hanged from the ceiling. 


4 en Casa

2007
Caracas, Venezuela
Collective show
Untitled Painting: Mixed Media on Canvas
 

Oficina #1: Con las tablas en la cabeza

2006
Caracas, Venezuela
Collective show
Untitled Painting: Mixed Media on both sides of Skateboard


SKILLS

Adobe Creative Suite [Illustrator, Photoshop, In Design, Bridge]
Typeface design
Robofont
Fontlab
Lettering
Calligraphy
Silkscreen
Letterpress
HTML & CSS
Basic Python
Embroidery
Knitting
Fluent in Spanish and English
Basic French