B I O

Allen's Cruz is an independent designer based in Tio'tia:ke / Mooniyang / Montréal. His design practice, with an emphasis on typography, includes works in print, publishing and digital design within the disciplines of arts and culture. Cruz’s work understands design as the connection point between cultural identities and gravitates towards typography as a tool for shared world building. His hybrid Dominican-Canadian identity informs his constantly evolving approach to social and cultural realities. Cruz’s earned a BA in Fine Arts with a major in Design from Concordia University. Currently Cruz works as a lead designer at OTAMI- along side Cree creative partner Sebastien Aubin, where he has worked on numerous custom typeface, visual identity and book publication projects for Postcommodity, Remai Modern Gallery, Art Gallery of Ontario, and Jeffrey Gibson amongst others.

S E R V I C E S

Book/Publication
Brand Identity
communication materials
Print design
Typeface
Typeset
Website

E X P E R I E N C E S

SELECED WORKS
2022 Lead Designer at OTAMI-studio, Montreal QC.
2021 Designer for La Où Les Mondes s’egendrent, Public Exhibition. Paris France
2019/21 Designer with Sébastien Aubin, Studio514. Montreal QC.
2019/20 Campaign design for Festival Chromatic, with Lochlan Doyle. Montreal QC.
2017/18 Gesigner for L’Organe Magazine, Concordia University. Montreal QC.
2014/18 Co-founder of Plywoods Studio. with Pier Alo. William Wachter, Maxime Blais and Marie Grosmaitre.

EDUCATION
2015/19 B.A Fine Arts, Major in Design/Arts of Concordia University. Montreal QC.
2011/15 DEC Graphic Design, cégep Marie-Victorin, Montreal QC.

ADDITIONAL TRAINING
2022 Digital Type Design, workshop with Alberto Guerra And Giulia Zafferani of @Typebreak.
2017 Drawing Type, workshop with Copper and Brasses foundry. Montreal QC.
2017 Volunteers ATypI 2017, The Association Typographique Internationale’s. Montreal QC.
2017 Internship at Commissaire Officiel studio. Montreal, QC.
2016 Black letter Calligraphy Workshop, with Christian Bélanger. Montreal QC.

SELECTED PUBLICATION
2021 Failles transformatrices, BY Collectif Blanc. Article publish n°261 Vies Des Arts.
2019 What Eric has in Common to the font Gill? (p.18/21), L’Organe Mag. Adversaire n.16.

GROUP EXHIBITION
2017 Project Maison, Surface habitable, expo-vente de design Magasin7. Montreal QC.
2017 Project Maison, SIDIM Exhibition, Montreal QC.
2017 Untitled, Coffe table design, SIDIM Exhibition, Montreal QC.

P R O C E S S

1.Discussion
2.Quotation
3.Deposit
4.Work
5.Regular checkups
6.Aggred on deliverables 

C O N T A C T

allens.cruz@icloud.com
+15145772615
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