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John Passafiume is a Brooklyn-based designer and illustrator specializing in
hand lettering and formal aesthetics. He is presently the Senior Designer working with Louise Fili of Louise Fili Ltd,
a boutique firm in Manhattan, New York. Prior to graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Indiana University–Bloomington, he obtained an early education from Studio Simon under Daniel Simon in Louisville, Kentucky—where he is also a native. His work has been recognized by the Type Director's Club of New York, AIGA, How, and Adobe. In 2011 he was named a Young Gun by the Art Director's Club of New York and a New Visual Artist by Print Magazine in the 20 Under 30 issue.

Print Magazine New VIsual Artist (2o Under 30)

Art Director's Club Young Guns 9

Method & Craft Interview

AIGA 50 Books/50 Covers 2010

Design's Youth Movement
Noble House,
Kelly Bastone

FINA Grad Internationally Recognized for Graphic Design Masterpiece
Indiana University News Room

Award-winning Drawing a Slap at Digital Technology
The Courier Journal,
Diane Heilenman

Take the SVA Train: Louise Fili’s Homage to NY Subway Signage
Imprint, Paul Shaw

Adobe Design Achievement Awards
Winner, Print Communications

Type Director's Club 55
Judge's Choice, Matthew Richmond

How International Design Awards 2011

Communication Arts Typography Annual 2011

87th Art Director's Club Awards
Gold Cube

Print Regional Design Annual 2009, 2011
Selection, Southern Region Interview

Dallas Society of Visual Communications Student Show 2008
Best of Show, Neenah Paper Scholarship for Typography

American Advertising Federation National Addy Awards 2008
Judge's Choice, Gold

Semi-Permanent 2009

Ben Barry
Bearded Studio
Sam Kaufman
Chris King
Louise Fili Ltd
Mucca Design

Studio Simon
Dana Tanamachi
Ben Tousley
Cardon Webb
David Wolske