Rafael Nascimento, 1977.

Graphic designer and illustrator. Available for freelance work.
Currently living in São Paulo.

Also a member of the Chippanze collective.

Designer gráfico e ilustrador freelancer.
Atualmente vive 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
Almanaque Brasil
Fundação Abrinq
Instituto Ayrton Senna
Johnson & Johnson
TAM Viagens
Rede Globo
Roberto Carlos
Mostra de Cinema SP
MAM São Paulo


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.


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. Please check them out here.

  • 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 16 (for now) fonts are available for free download and non-commercial use 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

MAM Puzzle

Mobile application design for a puzzle game based on the São Paulo Modern Art Museum (MAM) archive.
More about it here.

  • Client: MAM - SP
  • Ag.: Webcore
  • Year: 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.

  • Client:
  • Ag.:
  • 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. Know about it here.

  • Year: 2013

Lollapalooza Brasil 2013

My submission for the brazilian version of the Lollapalooza music festival poster contest.

  • Client: Lollapalooza Brasil
  • Ag.: Escaphandro
  • Year: 2013