Typography and intricate pencil-sketching are Dani Loureiro’s particular passions. In her creative projects, she combines the skills of her trade as an illustrator with transposing her fonts and graphics to mediums such as glass and wood. She excells at an unconventional use of typography and fine line, exploring the endless possibilities that letters offer in terms of their variation and execution. She works on both digital drawing platforms as well as with old fashioned pencil on paper, embracing both the perfection of digital media as well as the imperfections in her hand-drawn work. She is an avid reader. The tone of chosen words inspire their final expression. 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. Dani Loureiro has lived and worked in both South Africa and the United States of America, and is currently based in Portland, USA.
Selected Exhibitions & Awards: 2017 – AO with Salon91. 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