Rafael Nascimento, 1977.

Creative Manager @ Cartoon Network Brazil
Graphic designer and illustrator. Available for freelance work.
Currently living in São Paulo.

Also a member of the Chippanze collective.

Creative Manager @ Cartoon Network Brazil
Designer gráfico e ilustrador freelancer.
Atualmente em São Paulo.

Também faz parte do coletivo Chippanze.


“And how can we expect anyone to listen if we are using the same old voice?”
Thank you.


Editora Abril
Rede Globo
Mostra de Cinema SP
MAM São Paulo
Burger King


Hello, thanks for stopping by.
This is a selection of my work as a graphic designer and illustrator.

In this page you will find some of my recent work.
Please use the links above for the full list.

Enjoy your stay.


Ghouls is my first commercial font. It is a pixel blackletter font intended for display purposes and low resolution applications. Inspired by retro arcade games and experimental modular type design. It also works as a layer font to create a psychedelic dot effect. Buy it here.

  • Year: 2018

Fazer Chover em SP

Interactive installation based around the idea of the severe drought São Paulo experienced in 2015. A rain dance game was developed to raise awareness to the theme as well as citizenship. The result was projected in FIESP building, right in the middle of Avenida Paulista in real time. More about the project here.

  • Client: FIESP
  • Ag.: Webcore
  • Year: 2015

American Hardcore

I started this project as a visual mixtape/homage to the bands that influenced me over the years, in style and ideology. It took shape as designs based on the songs I relate to the most.

The american punk breed (Bad Brains, Black Flag, Dead Kennedys, Gorilla Biscuits, Agnostic Front, etc.), specially that of the 80s and 90s, left a very wide and strong legacy, seen even today in a variety of cultural activities. Each city has or had its particular scene and the traffic between bands and tours ended up mixing and spreading this whole movement beyond US borders. And so across time, as some of these bands were short-lived or had an explosive creative apex, their music and ideas remaining strong today.

For me, besides listening to these songs for as long as I can remember, their ethos and ideology were equally remarkable. The fact that people were producing and promoting their art and music in such an independent way, apart from any kind of mainstream acceptance or endorsement, makes more and more sense these days and is something I constantly seek in my own work.

This was also one of those shelved personal projects until an opportunity came to bring them to life in a stencil live session. I’ll keep adding new designs and pictures from the eventual results here.

  • Year: 2015


Mobile application for converting images into old-school videogame palettes. My design and concept, developed by Webcore. More info here.

  • Year: 2012


Full identity system, web design, apparel and graphic artworks for the clothing and accessories brand based on São Paulo urban culture.

  • Client: Whole
  • Ag.: Escaphandro
  • Year: 2013-2014

Type Design

10 years or so of sketching typefaces around came to a very pleasant closure in meeting Fontstruct, an online, modular-based font editor. All fonts are available for free download under a non-commercial use license here.

  • Year: 2002-2014


As of 2009 I have been responsible for the visual parts of the low-tech electronic/experimental/chip music collective and label Chippanze, designing everything from flyers to cover artworks and printed matter.

  • Year: 2009-2014

I Buried Paul

Cover designs and assorted graphics for the experimental music project I Buried Paul.

  • Client: I Buried Paul
  • Ag.: Escaphandro
  • Year: 2012

Wallpapers & Mixtapes

Every now and then I create some personal artwork accompanied with a mixtape to celebrate this very portfolio updates and try to illustrate where my head is at said moments. You can check them all out (downloads included) here.

  • Year: 2002-2014

Escaphandro Identity

It took me a while to get my own logo and identity system to a final version, so here is the process behind it, referencing 60’s and 70’s diving companies and corporate logos to achieve a psychedelic “go deeper into yourself” vibe.

  • Year: 2002-2014

Assim é se lhe Parece

Series of animated pieces (and a few outtakes) I created, along with my brother Vitor Cervi, for the documentary ‘Assim é se lhe parece’, directed by Carla Gallo. The film goes around the life and works of brazilian post-modernist artist Nelson Leirner. We received some quotes that would mark moments of the cut, and had a lot of freedom to conceive the images. The layouts were based mainly on vintage propaganda and Pop Art, but we also had this idea, fundamented by my feelings concerning Leirner’s work, that there should be no visual identity connecting the animations, just a misplaced sense of popular and common stuff.

Check the video here.

  • Client: Coala Filmes
  • Ag.: Escaphandro
  • Year: 2010-2011

Pequenos Comentários

Typography and logos for interventions on the short movie “Pequenos Comentários”(2012) – more information here.

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  • Year: 2012

Mandela Poster Project

Selected submission for the exhibition celebrating 95 years of life and work of Nelson Mandela, which in planned to be shown in several countries. I am honored to be a part of such a great initiative. Learn more about it here.

  • Year: 2013