A designer based in LA.
Working at Chiat\LA.
I create fonts in my spare time.
My name is Thiago Matsunaga, and I am a multidisciplinary designer and art director. I was born and grew up in Curitiba, south of Brazil. I'm currently living in Los Angeles and working as an Associate Digital Design Director at TBWA \ Chiat \ Day Los Angeles.
Former product design specialist at Pipefy (a startup from batch 14th of the Five Hundred Startups), making the processes for managers and their companies organized and controlled worldwide.
I'm a former business partner and creative director in a really cool hot shop called Candy Shop. At Candy Shop I worked hard to make Brazilian local brands strong with more significant results.
I have been fortunate enough to have my work be awarded and featured in CLIO Awards, Effie Awards, Awwwards, Lürzer’s Archive, Latin American Design Awards, El Ojo, Lusos Awards, and many more.
I hold a bachelor’s degree in graphic design from PUCPR (Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná) but I've studied design since I was a kid, trying to create websites at the beginning of the internet.
I’ve been working since 2006 for agencies and studios as a graphic designer and art director in the advertising, design, and branding fields. My experiences include art direction, graphic design, illustration, type design, digital design, product design, and branding.
Feel free to contact me at thiagomatsunaga [at] gmail.com