Lygia Pires is Graphic Designer and works with Lettering, Calligraphy and Illustration. She develops commercial and personal works. She’s graduated in “Fashion Design” at Santa Marcelina College, “Graphic Design and Motion Graphics” at Panamericana School of Art and Design and “Drawing” and “Illustration” at Quanta Art Academy. Lygia has been studying for 9 years calligraphy and lettering with Brazilian renowned teachers such as Andrea Branco, Cláudio Gil, Cláudio Rocha and Marcos Mello, Jackson Alves, Marina Chaccur, Yomar Augusto, Caetano Calomino, Cris Pagnoncelli, Victor Tognollo, Christopher Hammerschmidt and foreign teachers such as John Stevens (USA), Julian Waters (USA), Luca Barcellona (Italy), Martina Flor (Germany/Argentina), Joana Correa (Portugal), Yani & Guille (Argentina), Sílvia Cordero Vega (Argentina) and Sabrina Lopez (Argentina).
She has 15 years of experience in the Fashion and Surface Design, worked initially as a Fashion Designer and later focused her career as a Graphic Designer and Illustrator, producing clothes prints for commercial and SPFW collections (São Paulo Fashion Week) of famous Brazilian brands. Currently, Lygia embraced her passion for art and design, and works as a freelancer in her studio, producing calligraphy, lettering, illustration and design works, given from the final customer and new entrepreneurs to big magazines, national and international companies such as Louis Vuitton, Mont Blanc, Budweiser, Samsung / Vivo, Puma, Le Cordon Bleu, Portuguese Language Museum, Skoll / Lollapalooza, Natura / Claudia Award, Intimus / Glamour Award, Instagram, Estadão, Bradesco, Sadia, Playboy, VO2bike, O2, Koleston, Cavalera, Colcci and Lost. She teaches calligraphy and lettering in several cities in Brazil such as São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Curitiba, Porto Alegre e Brasília. In 2019, she had a work published in the Australian book Typism and received the Communication Arts Typography 2020 Excellence Award.
Letters and Illustration