Kiko Farkas -1957, is a designer and illustrator graduated from the Faculdade de Arquitetura da Universidade de São Paulo.
In its daily practice in Máquina Estúdio, founded in 1988, Kiko works mainly in the editorial, cultural and institutional areas. By being compact (currently with 3 employees) and having a collaborative format, Máquina Estúdio enables Kiko Farkas and his team to imprint a very personal brand in their projects, which brings to the studio a professional identity widely recognized in the Brazilian and international design scene.
The fundamental tool for Kiko’s work is his knowledge of human perception and the way visual communication works. How people reacts and understand messages. Wether it’s a contemporary digital media, a children’s book or the identity of a country, the most important factor is determinated by how a message is conveyed.
Although the creative freedom for using anything that cross his way is a characteristic of its design, Máquina Estúdio’s creations are well balanced, very understandable and never unreadable. But most of all, Kiko is very fond of beauty and wit to achieve his goals as a graphic designer.
Founding partner of ADG - Brazilian association of graphic designers, Kiko is a member of AGI - Alliance Graphique Internationale since 2007.
Between 2003 and 2007 Máquina Estúdio was responsible for the visual communication of Osesp - São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra, establishing an important landmark in contemporary poster production in Brazil, the result of which was published in book and could be seen in many exhibitions in Brazil and abroad. In 2005 ME was the winner of the national contest to create the visual identity of the tourism sector in Brazil.
Between 2013 and 2016 the Máquina Estúdio was responsible for the institutional visual communication of the Municipal (opera) Theater Foundation.
Kiko Farkas was the creator and coordinator of the Graphic Design specialization program at EBAC - British School of Creative Arts between 2016 and 2018. He is currently a consultant for interdisciplinary programs.