Hello there! My name is Emerson Eller.

I'm a brazilian graphic and type designer, researcher, teacher, and above all  I'm a letterform enthusiast.

What I do

I'm a graphic and type designer, researcher, and assistant professor in the bachelor Design program at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG). I have experience and focus mainly on the following areas: editorial design, exhibition design, signage, visual identity, and projects involving lettering and typography. Additionally, I spend my free time on personal projects such as type design, calligraphy, illustration, traditional typography, and other print works.

From 2015 to 2020, I was in Lisbon researching the history of Luso-Brazilian typography from the 18th and 19th centuries. Upon returning to Brazil in 2020, I focused on teaching and engaging in personal projects.
Since 2017 I run my digital type foundry Eller Type.

Education & Research

§ EcTd – Expert class Type Design – Plantin Institute of Typography, Museum Plantin-Moretus, Antwerp, Belgium. (2018– 2019)
§ TDi – Type Design intensive course – University of Reading, UK. (2016)
§ PhD in Fine Arts – Faculty of Fine Arts – University of Lisbon (FBAUL), Portugal. (2015– 2020)
↪ The PhD thesis I’ve done here was selected as finalist in Museu da Casa Brasileira Award.
§ Master degree in Design – School of Design at Universidade do Estado de Minas Gerais (UEMG), Brazil. (2012-2014)
↪ The master thesis I’ve done here was selected as finalist in Museu da Casa Brasileira Award. The thesis is available here.
§ Bachelor degree in Graphic Design – Universidade de Franca, São Paulo, Brazil. (2004-2007)

A bit of work

Grupo Grafia

Contact me 

 eller.emerson@gmail.com
↪ Do you want a collaboration? Please drop me a message.
Versão em português