Joaquín Contreras Soto,
Graphic & Type designer.
Email: joaquin@contrafonts.cl



















Deeply rooted in the South American counterculture,
his approach to design is practical, critical and D.I.Y.
He has made lectures and workshops of type and book design
in Chile, Bolivia, Mexico and Slovakia.

Hablando Español, English & Deutsch.
From Chile, Living in Germany.






DESIGN WORKS ___________________________________________________________________________________________

2021-today Fruti Type Digital Foundry.
2018-today Archetypo.xyz with Miguel Hernández M. Typedesign research and education.
2010-2017 Graphic designer, art director. Estudio Navaja, books, album cover art and 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, with lectures and collective expositions.





EDUCATION _____________________________________________________________________________________________

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 ____________________________________________________________________________________

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 _________________________________________________________________________________

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.


















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