Luana Graciano is an independent designer, researcher and educator working on both commissioned works and her own autonomous practice. Since graduating in Industrial and Graphic Design from FAU–USP in 2011, she worked as a graphic designer for companies such as Ps.2 Design, Celso Longo + Daniel Trench and the publisher Abril. She co-founded Estúdio Margem with Alexandre Lindenberg and Nathalia Cury, creating printed and digital media for high-profile businesses, cultural institutions and publishers. At Margem, she developed award-winning projects for contests organised by such renowned institutions as Museu da Casa Brasileira, Unesco and Centro Cultural São Paulo. From 2014 to 2018 she lived between Sao Paulo and London, studying at Goldsmiths, University of London, where she earned a Master of Arts in Design–Critical Practice. During this period, her focus shifted from a commercial graphic design to an expanded practice, investigating different approaches in order to find aesthetic resonances from design within the field of visual arts. Over the last 10 years, she has been attending a great number of courses, seminars and workshops in the fields of art and design, such as Art History with the art critic and historian Rodrigo Naves, The Deluxe Silkscreen and Cyanotype workshops—on a scholarship sponsored by the Brazilian Federal Government, Engraving with the Brazilian artist Evandro Carlos Jardim, Books from the Future, Typography Summer School, This and That with Nous Vous and The Risograph Workshop at East London Printmakers. She is currently Module Leader for the BA Graphic Design programme at EBAC (British School of Creative Arts).

luana.graciano@ebac.art.br