Tre Seals

Dr. Rubens Pessanha

Based out of Washington, D.C., Seals is a multidisciplinary designer and founder. After graduating in 2015 with a degree in Visual Communication Design, Seals went on to open his own brand consultancy (2015-2020) known as Studio Seals. Through Studio Seals, he had the opportunity to work with over 250 partners, ranging from small startups to national and global brands (2015-2020). In 2016, he founded a diversity-driven type foundry, known as Vocal Type. Inspired by the lack of diversity in the graphic design industry, each typeface highlights a piece of history from a different underrepresented race, ethnicity, or gender—from the Women's Suffrage Movement in Argentina to the Civil Rights Movement in America and beyond. Since the founding of Vocal Type, his fonts can be seen in the form of BLM street murals, protest signs, environmental campaigns, corporate initiatives, non-profit brand identities, and much more. Now 28, Seals has been named an Ascender by the Type Directors Club, a Young Gun by the One Club for Creativity, and a Black Design Visionary by Instagram and the Brooklyn Museum.