My name is Álvaro Franca, I'm a designer and visual artist from Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.

I have two undergraduate degrees from ESDI here in Rio, in graphic and industrial design (but let's not talk about this one), and I was also an exchange student at Cambridge School of Art for a year.

While I've studied, I've also worked at places like Dalton Maag, Hipertipo and Jair de Souza, where I had the opportunity to learn a lot working alongside teams that were big and small, and for clients of all sizes.

This was a great training ground and I've since gone freelance, providing a range of different services from custom type design to illustration commisions, typewriting portraits, book and publication design, lettering logos, painting murals, making videos, doing calligraphy and font production to name the most recent ones.

My clients include Sony Music, Leo Burnett, Blackie Books, Oblíquo, Giros and I'd love it if yours could be the next name on this list!

We should work together some time! Drop me a line!

+55 (21) 99104-7057





(BA) Graphic and Industrial Design
Escola Superior de Desenho Industrial
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

(BA) Graphic Design
Cambridge School of Art
Cambridge, United Kingdom