Type Tuesday – Ronnie Mesa

Meet Ronnie Mesa.

“I’m a designer in the Central Florida area who has worked mainly in the architectural sign industry. I love drawing letter forms and appreciate the beauty of type. I spend down time with my sketchbook drawing basic and organic shapes that I fashion into letter shapes and logo designs.

My earliest influences were Zuzana Licko and Rudy Vanderlans of Emigre along with the designers they featured in the early, large format days of their magazine such as Ed Fella, Jeffery Keedy and David Carson. I wouldn’t, however, have the appreciation I do for design and type if it wasn’t for Martin Mendelsburg of Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in Denver, Colorado. The greatest thing he taught me was to think differently about design, to try ideas even if they ended up not working and to view design as a viable and respectable profession.”

Each Tuesday we’ll feature a designer who loves type or a type that designers love. If you would like to be featured in Type Tuesday, send your portfolio or website link and a short bio to socialmedia@orlando.aiga.org.

By aigaorlando
Published April 30, 2013