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Rafael Neder — Belo Horizonte, Brazil

What makes a good publication design? “Good design is communication, and a good publication design is a sincere and respectful dialogue between the author, the designer and the reader. Therefore, as a tool of mediation, a good design must combine beauty and functionality and this can be achieved with the right choice of materials, process and languages. All of these aspects, when properly combined, enhance the content and the communication itself.”

Rafael Neder (1980) is a designer, professor and researcher from Brazil who holds a degree in graphic design from the University of the State of Minas Gerais and an MA in design from the Anhembi-Morumbi University. Focused on the crossroads between design, society and technology (analogue and digital), his main activities are in communication design, type design and UX design. He teaches design and typography to undergraduate and graduate students in Belo Horizonte and São Paulo and has won awards in several national and international design competitions. He has also had works published in Brazil, Europe, the US and China.

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