Dustin Mattaio Mara
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Dustin Mattaio Mara

visual & type designer, he/him

currently searching for a visual design role — freelance or full-time — here, there, or even remote!

3 months ago

About

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

Contact

Website
Resume

Teams

Current
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247 Type

Work Experience

2020 — Now
2022 — 2023
2022 — 2022
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 Studies at University of Washington

cum laude

Volunteering

2021 — Now
Everett Rowing Association, Board of Directors
2023 — Now
Everett Rowing Association, Auction & Gala Chair
2020 — 2022
UW DesCare, President
2019 — 2022
Legal Hope, Communications
2020 — 2022
Student-Athletes Against Sexual Harassment & Assault, Communications
2020 — 2021
The George Pocock Rowing Foundation, Communications
2018 — 2019
Washington Rowing, Division I Athlete
2016 — 2018
USRowing National Team, Athlete

Features

2023
3× Featured Project on TDC Global Exhibitions
2023
4× Featured Project on TDC Annual, The World's Best Type & Typography

Awards

2023
2x Award of Excellence — Typography from Communication Arts
2023
3x Shortlist — Typgraphy from Communication Arts
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