Hello! I'm a graphic designer and researcher based in Newcastle, Australia.

With broad experience in editorial design and typography, I have worked as creative director of major Brazilian magazines and newspapers and designed custom corporate typefaces for major Brazilian brands, and as a lecture in some Brazilian bachelor and postgraduate courses for 17 years. I hold a Master in Typeface Design from The University of Reading (United Kingdom). I'm currently undertaking a PhD and teaching at the University of Newcastle. 

As a type designer, I enjoy the challenge of solving specific design problems, so I have focused on the making of custom made fonts. That led me to invent two unique type features: the insertion of bar charts in fonts and a feature that makes letters get automatically condensed at the end of text lines. 

I have won several design awards and have been featured in the last 7 editions of the Brazilian Biennial of Graphic Design (Bienal ADG). Also was mentioned in many articles and books.  I have presented talks in more than 70 design events in Australia, Brazil, Ireland, Mexico, Poland, United States and Thailand. 

I'm a board member of ATypI (Association Typographique Internationale) and I constantly take part of the jury in design competitions.


Let's get in touch?  
crys(at)crystiancruz.com  
+61 474559385

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