Full name

Fernando Díaz

Title

Lic. Graphic Design

Biography

¡Hi! I'm a designer from Montevideo, Uruguay who has 26 years old. I consider myself lucky to be dedicated to the thing I like the most: Type Design, I only hope you can see it reflected in my work. So feel free to snoop around!

TEACHING

I’m an University teacher at ORT University, Montevideo. Teaching “Typography II” & “Typography I” classes since 2007. I had the honor to be in the jury of TiposLatinos 2014, the Latin American typography biennale. I was an instructor at Type Camp Brazil 2012, and given several workshops and regarding Typography, Calligraphy & Graphic Design in Latin America.

CONFERENCES & WORKSHOPS

I had the honor to be a speaker and give a workshop at DiaTipo 2014. along Matthew Carter, Stephen Coles, Ramiro Espinoza, among other awesome designers. Also I was one of the 10 speakers in PechaKucha 2014. I was also a speaker in the conference Design e Cultura na América Latina in Universidad Nacional de Brasilia (Brazil), and Behance Portfolio Reviews, among many others.

PROJECTS & STARTUPS

Co-funder partner at TipoType.com: the first type-foundry of Uruguay. Founding member of Sociedad Tipográfica de Montevideo (Montevideo’s Tipographic Society). Created in 2008 with 3 other founders, now with 15 and growing. I’m also a country delegate for AtypI (Association Typographique International). Entrepreneurship past: Co-funder of FashionAttitude.com, (graduated from Start-Up Chile!) a worldwide fashion e-commerce project.

ACHIEVEMENTS, AWARDS & EXHIBITIONS
I participated in the book 'Tipografía Latinoamericana {Un panorama actual y futuro}' compiled by Vicente Lamónaca. Also was interviewed by CanalM.

Designed the typefaces: Libertad, Quiroga Serif Pro, Fénix, Logomotion & Trasandina (Available Here).

Libertad was considered one of the best typefaces of 2014 by TheNExtWeb, and YouWorkForThem; featured at iLoveTypography, BeType, FontMatters, FontHaus, etc.. It was also reviewed at TYPOBerlin 2013 by the FontFont typeboard (Spiekerman, Van Bloklan, Van der Laan, etc…).

Fénix was selected by Google Inc. to be a GoogleWebFont, Selected as one of the best free fonts 2014 by awwwards, and 2013 by CreativeBloq and Webdesignledger.

Quiroga Serif Pro was awarded at Bienal Tipos Latinos 2008 & Bienal Iberoamericana de Diseño 2010. Exposed all over the world, with a special exposition in Uruguay Design at Helsinki, Finland 2012. Also selected as one of the best fonts of 2013 by beType and webdesignerdepot.

Finally I'm a rare/antique book collector and a Band Photographer.

Hope you like my job,
thanks for stopping by!
F.

Clients

Google Inc (California) Front&Center (Brooklyn) 6PX (Colorado) Eduardo Bacigalupo (Sao Paulo) Editorial Abril (Sao Paulo) Innosoft & VirtualTeam (Khobar) LAC Media Group (Zürich) Nutensil (Ottawa) SocialLayer & Promotide (Ottawa) BoohStudio (Barcelona) RevistaTeen (Santiago) PuntaCarretas Shopping (Montevideo) SevenLeaves (Montevideo) Srta Peel (Montevideo) Egodeus (Montevideo)

Elsewhere