The Ancient Future honors the past while moving forward, embracing the tension between history and relevancy. 

Hey y’all! Augusto Maña Piccio IV Here.

(There’s a great story behind my name that maybe someday I’ll share with you)

I am a Los Angeles-based art director, graphic designer, and photographer driven by empathy. I work through a process with roots in cultural and visual anthropology—an attempt at understanding how humanity documents and communicates itself to the world.

This process has allowed me to develop and push brands at all scales in different industries, ranging from feature films, indie music, small non-profits, and global-reaching tech giants. I’ve also worked in the consumer brand space with design and art direction for various menswear brands in Los Angeles. I have a passion for food & hospitality, working both in the kitchen and on the floor while helping chefs articulate the story of their restaurants.

I enjoy meaningful relationships with people from different worldviews, journeys, and professions. Let me spot you a latte!