Rafael Bernardo

is a German-Brazilian typographer, graphic designer and founder of the eponymous studio for branding communication. He grew up in the Caribbean, lived in California, studied at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague and graduated from HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd. He has taught typography at universities, co-founded his first design-studio in 2009 and founded the new one in 2017.

Resetting his professional identity as a designer, he started the personal project »Be Water my Friend«. A quote, that initiated an ongoing creative journey, bringing forth an output of personal and collaborative projects, exhibitions and festival installations. A statement, that triggered the inspiration to explore structures, functionalities and holistic relations between context, motivation and process. A fascination, that lead to the elaboration of a methodology to analyze workflows of teams and individuals and train creative mindsets.

LINKS
Creative Journey
Methodology

BRANDS&
MEDIA&
STRATEGY&
DESIGN

RAFAEL
BERNARDO

DESIGN WANTS
TO INFORM,
ENTERTAIN AND
INSPIRE


CREATIVITY BRINGS
EVOLUTION