Graphic designer and illustrator Fernando de Mello Vargas (or: Fermello, or just, Fernando Mello) is located in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He is the designer (with Vicente Gil Filho) of the text typeface Mello Sans (2006). He graduated in 2007 from the University of Reading. His typeface at Reading is the joint Latin/Tamil family Frida. Frida Text won an award at Tipos Latinos 2008 for extensive text family. It also won an award at Tokyo TDC 2008. Fernando Mello joined Fontsmith in the summer of 2008: His background in multiple visual areas-namely architecture, typography, graphic design and illustration – influences his search for creating innovative and original, yet functional and well-constructed typefaces.