A spotlight on Nubia with 8 questions and our favourite pieces.
Better known as Nubikini. I’m a Venezuelan graphic designer and lettering artist currently living in Bogota, Colombia; I specialize in the creation of digital and manual letters. Since I met typography in college I fell in love with all of its process, then I started experimenting with food and materials. I’ve been working in advertising agencies 6 years ago and I’ve had the pleasure to work alongside major brands such as Adidas, Adobe, Tiffany & Co., Sprite and Flowers of Colombia among others and since then I have wanted to merge the letters between every campaign whenever I can.
I consider that my approach to design is very focused on solving problems from type. I think it is one of the main elements to send a message. The typography written as such and the typography that sometimes works as an image or as a form on a poster.
Do you remember the moment you knew you wanted to become a designer?
Actually I did not know anything about graphic design, I just liked to make manual gifts to my friends and was a really crafty person. I fell in love with typography before even liking design.
Did you go to design school? Do you think it was necessary to get to where you are today?
Who is your favorite designer right now?
What is your method of getting out of a designers block?
Can you describe your ideal working environment?
I’ve been in different workplaces in my career and I think the best working environment has to do a lot with the attitude of your mates and where the energy between them is cool. Of course when you work in a team, there always will be some arguments and maybe fights or sad moments but as you team and make friends with the people around you, everything will flow. As soon as everyone understands the reality of the other, we will make awesome projects together.