Habib Placencia Adissi

Habib Placencia Adissi is a Mexican-born designer based in San Francisco with a focus in identity systems and typography.

Motivated by language and ideas, he is currently a Senior Brand Designer at Brilliant.org, and a recent type-design graduate of Type West.


Habib Placencia Adissi

Habib is a Mexican-American designer based in San Francisco with a focus on typography and identity systems.

Motivated by ideas, process, and language, he is currently a Senior Brand Designer at Brilliant.org, and a recent type-design graduate at Type West



Type Design


Monasterio is a display type family interested in the tactile. Inspired by the sculptural works of Luiz Ortiz Monasterio and informed by Edward Catich’s Origin of the Serif, Monasterio currently consists of four styles intended for two ends of a typographer’s scale. Monasterio hopes to cover a wide spectrum of uses from the monumental to the intimate. This typeface was created as a final project for the Letterform Archive’s Type West program. 

Professors: Graham Bradley, James Edmondson. Special thanks: Graham Bradley, Lynne Yun, Kel Troughton, and the entire Letterform Archive Staff and Type West student body. 

Type Design

Genoa is a digital revival of a roman type indicative of the French Renaissance, printed by Christophe Plantin during the 16th century. This revival was an excercise in form and an excursion into an interpretation of historic forms for a contemporary context. Created during the first term of the Letterform Archive’s Type West program.

Professors: Graham Bradley, Kel Troughton.  Reference: Letterform Archive

Post-Contact 061

Post-Contact is a public site for open, artistic commentary in response to multiple, simultaneous health crises. It was an attempt at providing a safer, alternative form of meaningful human-to-human connection through a public site for open, artistic commentary in response. This includes my submission to the ongoing project.

Post-Contact 061, 30"W×40"H, installed on 31 July 2020 in Providence, Rhode Island. Special Thanks: Jack Halten Fahnestock.

Brand Identity

CINEOLA is a platform for Latin American stories, connecting audiences with diverse representations of Latinoamérica on film. Launched virtually, proceeds from the festival benefited local San Francisco venues, as well as Carecen SF, a non-profit supporting Latino, immigrant, and under-resourced families in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Designers: Omar Mohammad, Habib Placencia Adissi. Programing: Omar Mohammad, Jacob Martinez. Special Thanks: Daniel Díaz.

Joe Coffee
Brand Identity, Logo Design, Packaging

With close to twenty stores open in New York City, Joe Coffee was looking to mantain and scale its leadership position in the third-wave coffee landscape of New York City. A new brandmark, color palette, photo direction, and packaging system allowed the Joe Coffee team to reassert itself as a friendly yet knowledgable coffee roaster in New York City and beyond. 

Creative Directors: Scott Dadich, Allie Fisher. Art Directors: Sean Wong, Habib Placencia Adissi,  Chase McBride. Copywriters: Lauren Tyrell. Special Thanks: Tal Leming

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