Nomad Ink is a cross-cultural design studio that builds engaging visual communication solutions for our trusted clients.

The studio was founded in 2004 by Tyler Little John Johnson & Flávia Sanches. Since opening our doors as a creative studio, we have focused on creating memorable commercial work for a range of clients in diverse segments of industry. We take pride in strong concepts, meeting deadlines, and creating work with impeccable craftsmanship to help express our clients brands.

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In addition to our extensive range of commercial work, Nomad Ink Studio has created projects of total authorship such as the design event GOT MERZ, a podcast series, and have been featured in international design platforms such as the Eye Blog from the UK, Tupigrafia Magazine from Brazil and Package & Design Magazine from China. Our work has been displayed in exhibitions including Deforma in Brazil, as well as Meeting Point and Coexistence in Portugal. Our close relationship with multiculturalism & travel has led to the creation of design study tours, workshops, judging, research & lectures. The studio also ran a blog called Other People's Design focused on a cross section of global visual communication. If you are interested in commissioning a project or saying hello, you can reach us at design@nomadink.com.

If you would like to have a glimpse into the values of the studio from the early phases, click here to watch an interview with Tyler in 2008 filmed during the TMDG congress.

Download Tyler's CV (English)
Download Flávia's CV (Portuguese)

Services

We are a multi-faceted communication design
studio with extensive
expertise such as:

Art Direction
Book design
Branding
Corporate identity
Curation
Digital asset creation
Editorial design
Graphic design
Illustration

Lettering
Naming
Posters
Research
Running workshops
Teaching
Web

For larger projects we have a reliable team of freelancers that we partner with when developing projects that require specific knowledge or technical expertise.

Languages

English Native, Portuguese Native

 
Clients

Brazil
Capricho Magazine
Cerâmica Cotidiano
Conparh Human Resources
Daniele Santos Pilates
Freemasons
Lyra Consultants
Shopping do Animal
Solar do Rosario
Tupigrafia Magazine
Where Curitiba
Wonka Bar
Chile
Caricato Bistro
Portugal
Quintal Bioshop
Japan
Sapporo Pulse
USA
Academy of Art University
Anthem College
Aquent
Art Directors Club NYC
Bistro D’oc
Diesel
Dwell Magazine
Mustard Seed
National Public Radio
Project Tsunami
Quantum Leaps, Inc.
Sjtorm + Theory
Smithsonian Institution
StageMaster Homes
Tamerlan Productions
Truegrooves Productions
WPA/Corcoran
Wyman Consultants

Published Print & Digital

ABCDesign Brazil
Artbyte USA
Capricho Brazil
Computer Arts Brazil
Eye Blog UK
Interior Pop, a/nb Singapore
Interior Pop, Gingo Press USA
Modern Luxury USA
Package & Design China
Pli Magazine Portugal
Pocket USA
Swiss-Miss USA
TMDG X Years Argentina
Tupigrafia Brazil
Wonkazine Brazil
Where Curitiba Brazil
Writer’s Carosel USA

Exhibited

Solo
Lamb, Brazil
Wonka Bar, Brazil

Group
Amerika Multiwerks, NYC
Burning Down Babylon, Brazil
Centre d’Art Microscopique, Paris
Christmas Bizarre Pop-up Shop, Portugal
Coexistence, Portugal
Deforma, Curitiba
Kitchenette, Brazil
Meeting Point, Portugal
Perpetual Motion, D.C.
Selam, D.C.

Other

Judge for Brazilian Design Biennale / 2013
Attended Editorial Design Summer School in Porto, Portugal / 2013
Attended WT/ISIA workshop in Urbino, Italy / 2012
Organized Design Conference GOT MERZ / 2009
Taught Design online in MFA program at AAU, San Francisco / 2008-11
Taught Design online with Anthem College / 2007
Speakers at NDesign 16 in Brasilia / 2006
Speakers at TMDG, Mar Del Plata, Argentina / 2008
Taught design courses to students at Brazilian universities / 2004-10
Portuguese to English translation for article by Ellen Shapiro about Kiko Farkas for Communication Arts. Portuguese to English translation for the first edition of Tupigrafia Magazine.

Attended design conferences

Icograda 2004
DNA Type 2005
Atypi 2005
NDesign 2006 (conference speaker)
Pixelshow 2006
TMDG 2007
TMDG 2008 (conference speaker)
TMDG 2009 (ran workshop)
TMDG 2010 (ran workshop)
ABCDesign Pentagram 2010
Quina Gallery Design Week (conference speaker)
Unoesc 10 years 2010 (conference speakers + ran workshop)
SDesign Brasilia 2010 (ran workshop)
Plug & Play 2013
3ET (encontro tipografico) 2012
Plug & Play 2014
Get Set 2014
5ET (encontro tipografico) 2014

Countries Explored

Argentina
Austria
Belgium
Brazil
Cambodia
Canada
Chile
China
Czech Republic
England
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Holland
Hong Kong
Hungary
Ireland
Italy
Jamaica
Macau
Morocco
Norway
Paraguay
Portugal
Spain
Switzerland
Thailand
Turkey
Uruguay
USA