Ana Sofia Mariz is a Russian-Brazilian typographer, type designer, letterpress printer, and consultant based in Seattle, WA.
She started her career in the commercial book publishing industry in Brazil, working as an in-house designer and later as a founding partner and book designer at Versalete Studio in Rio de Janeiro. She earned her Master’s degree in Design from PUC-Rio with the dissertation “Civilização Brasileira publishing house: The design of an editorial plan (1959-1970).”
She had been a faculty member of Unicarioca College in Rio de Janeiro, teaching typography, graphic design, and print production, among other disciplines. She also has published her research topics in books and magazines in Brazil.
Since relocating to Seattle in 2012, she got involved with letterpress printing becoming a member of an active local community. After taking the Summer program TDi at Reading University, she has been specializing in designing typefaces while continuing to work with various typographic projects. She’s currently invested in developing her independent type foundry and design studio and the Type and Art Crafters collaboration initiative, where she has released Vine Craft font and collections of typographic patterns and ornaments.