Julia Darze journeys from Rio to real studio life, then back again via design
Junior designer Julia Darze on how she fuses her Rio roots into both professional and personal work
Despite working on brands like Boots, Beefeater and Nokia, design graduate Julia Darze only found her place in the creative world when being hired at Fiasco Design – a studio she'd followed since their 2016 interactive Rio Olympic map illustration. "The whole team are so creative and talented," she says. "I learn new things from them everyday." Six months on, and Julia's hard at work finding a balance between her personal and professional output. "I think it's really important, both as a way of topping up new skills and also creating things in your own style." Julia has certainly found this in channelling her affinity for Brazil: "everything seems to end up involving plants and bright colours!" With regards to 'wowing' clients with such designs, "definitely," Julia reveals, "colourful and bold typefaces are where I try and show quirky alternatives."