2004 – 2005
MA Typography (Type & Media)
Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, The Netherlands

1997 – 2000
BA Graphic Design
UniverCidade, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Yomar Augusto is a Brazilian-American artist, graphic designer, and type designer who relocated to Southern California in 2016 after running his studio in New York City for 3 years. Born in Brasilia and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Yomar initially trained as a graphic designer before going on to study photography at the School of Visual Arts in New York City in 2001. He then started his own studio in Rio before completing a Masters in Type Design at the renowned Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, The Netherlands. Yomar then spent almost nine years living in The Netherlands and working in type, design, and art in both the commercial and educational sectors. Yomar has also presented commercial and conceptual projects with solo exhibitions in Asia, Europe, and North and South America.

Yomar also taught Typography for Advertising at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam between 2011 and 2012 and was a guest professor at the Bauhaus University in Weimar, Germany, and at the Royal Danish Academy in Copenhagen. Yomar also taught at the Fashion Institute of Technology and the School of Visual Arts in New York City between 2013 and 2016 and at San Diego State University in 2018. He has also held a number of experimental calligraphy, typography and book art workshops in many countries, including Brazil, the United States, Russia, Turkey, China, Spain, Portugal and The Netherlands.

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Communication Arts USA, 2014
D&AD, 2011
Eurobest, 2010
Cannes Cyber Lions, 2010
One Show Design, 2010
Tomorrow Awards, 2010
International Young Design, 2006
Bienal Letras Latinas, 2006
Olympic Games and Human Rights, 1999

Professional Accomplishments/Exhibitions:  

Solo Exhibition:

Point Loma Nazarene University
Keller Gallery
San Diego, California

Safari sisters, 2019
York University
York, Pennsylvania

Yopen, 2017
Brokers loft gallery
San Diego, California

Brokers loft gallery
San Diego, California

Graphic Museum
Groningen, The Netherlands

Collecting Things, 2013
Type Directors Club
New York, USA

Andoverpis, 2011
Catapult Gallery
Antwerpen, Belgium

Simplex #2, 2010
Centrum Beeldende Kunst
Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Letter Forest, 2007
Nanzuka Underground
Tokyo, Japan

MI-YO, 2004 /
Centro Cultural Justiça Federal
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

A simple thing to consider, 2002
BIS Gallery
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Group Exhibition:

Autumn Contemporary, 2021
Maddox Gallery
Los Angeles, California

Ashes of Hope, 2019
TBWA LA project
Los Angeles, California

Carne Assada, 2018
Brazil & Mexico Embassies
Los Angeles, California

Sharjah Calligraphy Biennial, 2016
FINE ART sharjah university
Sharjar, United Arab Emirates

Berlugostopol, 2012
Piktogram gallery
Warsaw, Poland

Simplex #1, 2009
Delft, The Netherlands


Brazil Culture, Phaidon 2015
Communication Arts, 2014
Wall Paper magazine, UK May 2012
NOVUM design magazine, Germany May 2012
Now in Production, Walker Art Center, USA 2011
Type Director Club, Tokyo, Japan 2011
Étapes magazine #189, France, 2011
Eye magazine, UK, 2010
LATIN American designer Taschen, 2008
Young Graphic Designers Americas, 2008
Contemporary Graphic Design TASCHEN, 2007
+81 Craft issue, Tokyo, Japan, 2007

Clients/Employment History:  

180 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Coca Cola, Global
Warner Music Group
MULLEN, Los Angeles
Google, New York
Wieden+Kennedy, The Netherlands
Amsterdam World Wide, The Netherlands
Anomaly, The Netherlands
TBWA, New York
Ogilvy, New York
Sid Lee, New York
Ogilvy, France
Loducca, Brazil
Brand Union, Stockholm, Sweden

Employment History

Rotterdam, The Netherlands / New York City & San Diego, USA
Principal – Design Director, CD, Typographer, 2010 – Present
Successfully manage and coordinate graphic design projects from
concept through completion. Collaborate with clients, designers, and
consultants to create vision, conceive designs, and meet all deadlines
and requirements. Effectively build, motivate, and direct design

Key Accomplishments:
Designed and created concept for the Chiquita banana font; a
worldwide campaign, movie and company branding project. Assisted
clients and creative agencies between Europe and USA. Developed
successful campaigns and pitches for Coca-Cola, Sprite, Google,
Intel, Acura, Nissan, Toyota, and sports brands such as; Puma and

Los Angeles & Ann Habor, USA
Associate Design Director, 2022
Hook is a Creative Production Agency. With an emphasis on inhouse
and hands-on production, we develop world-class creative
campaigns, content, and experiences for industry-leading brands
such as: Google, YouTube, Nike, and NASA.

Key Accomplishments:
Inspire, oversee, and provide mentoring to design staff toward
the goal of accelerating skill progression through a culture of
collaboration, experimentation and knowledge sharing;
Developed HOOK LAB as a platform to inspire creative events,
lectures and workshops among HOOK employees and clients.

San Diego, USA
Senior Lead Visual Designer / Typographer, 2018 – 2019
As part of Intuit engineering culture, our main goal is to create and
develop interesting and creative projects to allow engineers to find
ways to express themselves beyond the day to day work life.

Key Accomplishments:
Designed and created Intuit Open Source Design System, a
generative pattern UI design, which can naturally evolve into
thousands of designs, stemming from this single design concept.

180 Amsterdam:
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Typographer / Senior Graphic Designer, 2007 – 2009
For over 10 years, 180 Amsterdam has been one of the leading
international creative agency in Europe. For several years it enjoyed a
productive alliance with Adidas global account, Sony Electronics and
several other top brands around the world.

Key Accomplishments:
Worked on the World Cup typeface for Adidas where my work was
displayed on the jerseys of athlete players, transmitted on television
stations, digital, and in-store branding.

DC Works:
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Typographer, Graphic Designer – 2006 to 2007
Yomar was in charge of art direction, typography, and graphic design
for projects for various fields, including cultural institutions. Designed
innovative typography and design projects for corporate branding,
and identity.

Key Accomplishments:
Developed creative projects, designs, and campaigns for Centrum
Beeldende Kunst, the leading public arts institution in Rotterdam.
Developed creative projects for Wageningen University; the only
university in the Netherlands to focus specifically on the theme
“Healthy Food and Living Environment.”

Rio de Janeiro , Brazil / Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Principal, Graphic Designer, 2002 – 2006
Developed and designed campaigns for Brazilian fashion companies
stationed in Europe. Part of the responsibilities included negotiating
contracts, art direction and creating brand identity.

Key Accomplishments:
Developed and designed a new summer season for Redley, a major
fashion brand in Rio de Janeiro, working directly with company
directors, managers and fabricators. The project included all graphics
for the season to be used on garments, print and digital.

Mucca Design:
New York City
Graphic Designer, 2001
Working in close contact with the Italian designer Matteo Bologna
to develop strong editorial projects and concepts for American and
European clients.

Key Accomplishments:
Developed and designed special catalogues and book covers for
Rizolli, one of the largest publishers in Italy. The work has been well
praised by the client directly.

Pós-Imagem Design:
Rio de Janeiro , Brazil
Graphic Designer, 1999 – 2001
One of the most prominent design studios in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Pos Imagem design was the start in his career, working as in intern,
climbing into the position of junior designer in less then 2 years.
The company had a huge array of clients in their portfolio, from major
music labels to large scientific labs.

Key Accomplishments:
Developed and designed several CD covers for important Brazilian
bands, corporate identities, design for theatre plays and editorial
design for print and digital.