Lucas Depolo Machado works for a start-up company based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
For the past two years, together with the company’s creative director, Lucas has coordinated a small team of designers and overseen all brand development projects.
During this period, Lucas has also participated in projects related to business management, strategy and operations, allowing him to acquire a set of business-related skills.
Prior to this experience, Lucas worked as a designer at ps.2 arquitetura + design, a studio directed by Fábio Prata & Flávia Nalon, based in São Paulo. There, together with the creative directors and a talented group of designers, Lucas collaborated in numerous projects for the cultural field, designing visual identities, websites, books and exhibitions.Before that, Lucas spent three weeks at FABRICA, a research facility located in Italy. He worked briefly for Colors magazine and collaborated in its issue #90, "Football."
Besides his full-time job, Lucas occasionally takes projects as an independent designer. Every now and then, Lucas still collaborates with ps.2 in specific projects.
In 2013 and 2014, Lucas completed a one-year postgraduate program in visual communication at London College of Communication, in London.
Before that, Lucas graduated in graphic & product design from UTFPR, a university located in Brazil, with a focus on furniture design.
Lucas has also participated in short courses and workshops throughout the years. In 2015, he took part in Typography Summer School, a one-week program run by Fraser Muggeridge and Other Means, in New York and london.
Publications & Awards
—LAD Awards, 2019 – Bronze. Project: Visual identity and signage for Ilha Comprida. Design: ps.2 arquitetura + design—Page design: new layout and editorial design, published by Sandu, 2019—Art in Book Form, published by Ginko Press, 2018—LAD Awards, 2017 – Gold. Project: São Paulo Fashion Week N44. Design: ps.2 arquitetura + design—Becoming a Successful Graphic Designer, published by Bloomsbury, 2016—iDN magazine N22, 2016—LAD Awards, 2016. Project – Silver. Project: Viagem com um burro pelas Cevenas. Design: ps.2 arquitetura + design—My graphic DNA, published by Promopress, 2015—Design 360 magazine, 2014—IDEA Design Awards, 2013. Project: Mesas Taj. Design: Jayme Bernardo Arquitetura
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