About me:
Diego Prestes a.k.a “El niño” is a graphic designer
and illustrator who writes about himself in third person.

He studied Graphic Design at ORT University of Montevideo and illustration
at the School of Visual Arts of New York (SVA summer residency, 2012).

He worked in small graphic design studios and big advertising agencies for some years.
Not very happy with the structures and the way advertising business worked,
he co-founded in 2010 the Atolón de Mororoa graphic design studio with four friends/partners,
looking for experimentation, lack of rules and a place to play. He is very happy now :)

During 2019 and 2020 he worked on Natasha Jen´s team at Pentagram New York for clients like Google, Waze, Rise for Animals, Center For Contemporary Sciences, Eat Offbeat among others.

Teaches Identity and Illustration at local design schools.
Co-founder of the Montevideo Drawing Club.
Member of the garage band Los Nuevos Creyentes
To build his house on the beach, he illustrates and delivers
the @libroparacolorearparaadultos on his father´s black bike. (79% complete)      

Work Experience:
Natasha Jen´s Team. 

Atolón de Mororoa.
Co-Founder, Partner.

Havas Worlwide Gurisa.
Art Director. 

SVA - School of Visual Arts.
Illustration Summer Residency

ORT University.
Bachelor of Graphic Design
(2004 ↣ 2008)

Elbio Fernandez Highschool.

Públic School №.77
“El Salvador”.

Latin American Design Festival - LADFest.
Studio of the Year. (2016)
Montevideo Type, Typography - Gold (2016)
La ·········· Café, Identity - Silver (2016)

TipoType Awards
Other Typographies - First Place. (2016)


↣ Adherente Festival. (Guatemala, 2019)
↣ Latin American Design Festival - LADFest. (Perú, 2016)
↣ Suldesign Festival. (Brasil, 2014)
↣ “Diseño Dice”. (Montevideo, 2014)
↣ Behance Porfolio Reviews. (Montevideo, 2014) 

↣ Maison De L’Amérique Latine. (Paris, France. 2019)
↣ Latin American Type Biennal. (2016)
↣ Latin American Design Fest. LADfest. (Lima, Perú. 2016) 
↣ Fete du Graphisme. (Paris, France. 2014)
↣ Against Lethe by Les Yper Yper. (Nicosia, Cyprus. 2013)
↣ III Bienal Iberoamericana de Diseño. (Madrid, España. 2013)
↣ World Design Capital. (Helsinki, Finland. 2012)
Kiosco.  (Montevideo, Uruguay. 2012)

Bands seen:
↣ Davila 666 (Bowery Electric, Nueva York, Oct. 2019)
↣ Oh Sees (Warsaw, Nueva York, Oct. 2019)
↣ Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds (Market Hotel, Nueva York, Oct. 2019)
↣ Mudhoney (Market Hotel, Nueva York, Oct. 2019)
↣ Ty Segall (Brooklyn Steel, Nueva York, Oct. 2019)
↣ Nebula (Brooklyn, Nueva York, Oct. 2019)
↣ Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds (Velódromo, Montevideo, Oct. 2018)
↣ Queens of the Stone Age (Rural del Prado, Montevideo, Oct. 2016)
↣ METZ (Point Éphémère, Paris, Mar. 2015)
↣ Queens of the Stone Age (Trastienda, Montevideo, Set. 2014)
↣ METZ (Niceto, Buenos Aires, May. 2014)
↣ Mudhoney (Niceto, Buenos Aires, May. 2014)
↣ Queens of the Stone Age (Costanera, Buenos Aires, Abr. 2013)
↣ Pearl Jam (Costanera, Buenos Aires, Abr. 2013)
↣ Lee Ranaldo (Trastienda, Montevideo, Jul. 2013)
↣ Dinosaur Jr. (Teatro Flores, Buenos Aires, Nov. 2012)
↣ Sonic youth (Teatro de Verano, Montevideo, Nov. 2011)
↣ Billy Cobham (Teatro Plaza, Montevideo, Nov. 2009)
↣ Deep Purple (Velódromo, Montevideo, Nov. 2006)
↣ Pearl Jam (Estadio Ferro, Buenos Aires, Nov. 2005)
↣ Red Hot Chilli Peppers (Rock in Rio, Brasil, Ene. 2001)
↣ Neil Young (Rock in Rio, Brasil, Ene. 2001)
↣ Jeff Beck (Cine Teatro Plaza, Montevideo, Oct. 1998)