Designer

hello.thavin[at]gmail.com

@thavin_r



Thavin R. is a Berkeley, California based graphic designer specializing in Art Direction, Visual Identity, and Typography. Influenced by film, music, jokes, cooking, and architecture, he loves how all forms invite you to a space of story-telling that create dialogue and curiosity.

He is also a member of the Oakland-based collective Macro Waves. When he’s not designing new typefaces, you can find him documenting things on his bike rides, watching A24 movies, or cooking with Kiffir leaves.





EXPERIENCE:

Dropbox
San Francisco, CA
Brand Production Designer
Mar. 2020 — June 2020

Elephant
San Francisco, CA
Designer
Dec. 2019 — Jan. 2020

Macro Waves
Oakland, CA
Designer
Dec. 2015 — Present

Uber Eats
San Francisco, CA
Production Designer
Aug. 2018 — Feb. 2019

On Board Experiential
Sausalito, CA
Junior Designer
Feb. 2018 — April 2018

Hidden Star Orchards
San Leandro, CA
Packaging Designer
Nov. 2012 — Oct. 2019



EDUCATION:

BFA, School of Graphic Design
Academy of Art University
San Francisco, CA
2013—2017



RECOGNITION:

The Typists: Book 1
Typeface design feature
Publication, 2020

2017 Spring Show
Academy of Art University
San Francisco, CA 


SERVICES:

Brand Building
Motion Design
Creative/Art Direction
Co-Creative Workflows
Typeface Design
OOH & Digital Campaigns



TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Illustrator
Photoshop
After Effects
InDesign
Figma
Sketch
SketchUp
CAD Tools
Google Apps
Keynote



CLIENTS:

Lions Share
Kua`aina Associates, Inc.
Drade Santiago
Acumen Productions
Red Bull Music
Hidden Star Orchards
420 Hippie Hill, SF



VOLUNTEER:

Estria Foundation, Emeryville, CA (2012)
East Side Arts Alliance, Oakland, CA (2010)
Nyingma Institute, Berkeley, CA (2010)
Trust Your Struggle, Oakland, CA (2009) 



©2020

Thavin Rajanakhan