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Joaquín Contreras Soto, born in Santiago de Chile (1981), based in Germany. Graphic, type designer currently involved in Fruti Type digital foundry ¶ Specialized in typography for texts, has worked in the design of editorial collections, author's books and online cultural magazines ¶ His graphic work stands out as a designer of albums and posters for bands and musicians ¶ He has taught at various institutions such as UDP, U. de Chile and Diploma of Typography and Lettering. He has participated in the Biennial of Typography as an organizer, exhibitor and jury representative of Chile.




Write me to joaquin@contreras.works Follow me on instagram or twitter
My musical production as Quim Font is on bandcamp and my Hard Core band too.






DESIGN WORKS
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2021-today Fruti Type Digital Foundry with Miguel Hernández M.

2018-today Archetypo.xyz Typedesign research and education.

2010-2017 Graphic designer, art director. Estudio Navaja Editorial, Album cover art and Graphic identity.

- - - - - Navaja diaspora: Nicolás Sagredo, Pablo Delcielo y Camila Jouannet.

2006-2010 Art director/Book designer on Lanzallamas Literature and culture collective.

2004-2006 Junior Designer Negro Diseño. Santiago, Chile.

2002-2006 Graphic Design Collective Sindicato de la imagen.






EDUCATION
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2021 Python for Designers with Maurice Meilleur. Type West Public Workshop
2020-2021
Expert Class in Type Design, Plantin Institute of Typography. with Dr. Frank Blokland
2020 ---- Introduction to Arabic Type Design, with Dr. Nadine Chahine
2000-2008 Graphic Designer, mención en Comunicación Visual. Facultad de Arquitectura y Urbanismo, Universidad de Chile.
2003 ---- Seminar Nuevos Caminos para el texto With Gerard Unger. Universidad Católica. Santiago de Chile.





TEACHING EXPERIENCE
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2012-2017 Profesor Adjunto, Taller Diseño Gráfico II Santiago, Chile. Universidad Diego Portales.
2016 ---- Workshop street typography. Opensource software for typedesign. CCE. CDMX, México.
2015 ---- Prof. course of typeface design. Universidad de Chile.
2013-2015 Relator Diplomado de Tipografía Digital y Lettering. Universidad de Chile.
2010-2012 Graphic design Teacher. Univ. del Desarrollo Concepción, Chile.
2008-2009 Typography. Duoc Uc Santiago, Chile.






TALKS AND EXHIBITIONS
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2018 Presentation DIY Typedesign from South America. with Miguel Hernández M. Bratislava, Slovakia.
2018 Selected on Bienal Tipos Latinos 2018, with the typeface Santiago. South America.
2016 Representative of Chile on Jury Bienal Tipos Latinos 2016, La Paz, Bolivia.
2012 Selected on the book Carácter Latino, Jordi Villafranca. Index books. Barcelona. Spain.
2011 Interview on Chile Tipográfico, Documentary about typedesign in Chile. Estudio KRAFT. Stgo. Chile.
2008 Presentation on Bienal Tipos Latinos 2008: Font Licences. Stgo. Chile.
2008 Selected on Bienal Tipos Latinos 2008 With the typefaces Romances and Epístola. South America.
2007 Talk "la revolución gráfica" about Mauricio Asmter Cats in the context fo the exposition "Con tinta en la sangre" See link in the Biblioteca Nacional de Chile's Website.



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