Dustin Mattaio Mara

Dustin Mattaio Mara

visual + type designer, he/him

About

I'm a visual + type designer whose passion and work explore the intersection between language, culture, and typography.

Work Experience

2024 — Now
2021 — 2022
Teaching Assistant at UW Division of Design
2019 — 2022
Designer at University of Washington
2021 — 2021
Design Researcher at University of Washington

Education

2023 — 2023
Certificate in Type Design at TypeParis

with distinction

2018 — 2022
BDes — Visual Communciation Design at University of Washington

cum laude, with excellence

2018 — 2022
BA — International Relations at University of Washington

cum laude

Features

2023
3× Featured Project on TDC Global Exhibitions
2023
4× Featured Project on TDC Annual, The World's Best Type & Typography
2024
2× Merit Award from Art Directors Club
2024
2× Shortlist from Type Directors Club
2023
2× Award of Excellence from Communication Arts Typography
2023
Shortlist from Communication Arts Typgraphy
2022
Dean's Medal Nominee from University of Washington
2022
Natalie Malone Memorial Graduating with Excellence Award from UW Division of Design
2022
Undergraduate Dean's List (12x) from University of Washington
2021
Kenneth L. Striker Design Award from UW Division of Design
2018
Oarsman of the Year from Everett Rowing Association

Teams

Current
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Contact

Website