“I try to start every project with a pencil and sketch pad and love to get lost in what I am working on.” Dani Loureiro is passionate about well-conceptualised and well-crafted design. Typography and intricate pencil-sketching are her particular loves. In her creative projects, she combines the skills of her trade as an illustrator with fanciful adventures in urban culture. She excells at an unconventional use of typography and fine line in her works. Loureiro graduated cum laude from the Savannah College of Art and Design in the United States with a Bachelor of Fine Art in Graphic Design. She started her career working for David Carson Design studio in New York City and has worked in design and advertising for the likes of O’Neill in California and Machine Agency in Cape Town. Throughout her career to date, her work has won her numerous awards for design and illustration both locally and internationally. For Loureiro, illustration is about style and telling a story. After years of living and working in America, she returned to South Africa where she finds it more exciting to work. At home in Cape Town she has discovered a vibrant and colourful culture with an energetic aesthetic that inspires her work to date.
Selected Exhibitions & Awards: 2015 – Stellar at Salon91; This is the Place – A group exhibition at Salon91. 2014 – Turbine Art Fair with Salon91; Gravity at Salon91, Cape Town. 2013 – Home is Wherever I’m with You at Salon91, Cape Town; Silver Cannes Lion Award in France; Chois Gallery (vol 23), China; Cape Town Art Fair, Salon91 booth. 2012 – Golden Loerie Award, South Africa; Lost and Found by Revolution Skateboards; The Tent Exhibition at Toffie Festival; The Plank Exhibition sponsored by BFam.