We are a graphic design and visual communication studio founded in 2017 by erika bernhardt and juan fielitz in montevideo, uruguay. We work locally and internationally on collaborative and commissioned projects with architects, artists, curators, designers, publishers and typographers. Working in the fields of art direction, graphic design, web design, editing and printing assistance. Our work process focuses on typographic research in search of a clear, functional and reductionist visual language.


estudio blende
gaboto 1018 (02)
11200 montevideo, uruguay

art direction
graphic design
editorial design
websites design
spatial design

site under construction
typesetting in diatype by dinamo
© 2017-24 estudio blende
all rights reserved

erika bernhardt (1983)
graphic designer, partner and co-founder

graduated in visual arts from the national school of fine arts, udelar in montevideo, uruguay. In 2014 and 2015 she took postgraduate courses in photography and audio-visual communication at blank paper school of photography in madrid, spain. since 2016 she teaches at the school of architecture, design and urbanism-udelar in the typography area of the visual communication design career.

awards and scholarships
fefca grant, montevideo, uy (2017)
uruguayan photography award, cdf/mec montevideo, uy (2019)
worldclass educator, cedim monterrey, mx (2022)

juan fielitz (1990)
graphic designer, partner and co-founder

as a visual artist he has participated in solo and group exhibitions since 2015 in argentina, uruguay, spain, italy, germany and belgium. he has been a part of publications and editorial projects in uruguay, mexico, germany, belgium, the netherlands and japan. he teaches graphic design and visual communication in the visual arts degree at the Catholic University of Uruguay (ucu).

awards and scholarships
emerging designers award, Cce montevideo, uy (2014)
photobook uy award, cdf montevideo, uy (2019)
fefca grant, montevideo, uy (2019)
worldclass educator, cedim monterrey, mx (2022)