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

I am an 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 small non-profits to 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!

– Bloomed and planted in Los Angeles; has dreams of being in London.
– 2012 Graduate of CalArts; BFA in Graphic Design.

- Local Natives, Small Black, Kimbra, Jaws of Love., Solange, Toro y Moi, Dawn Richard, Jon Foreman, Brooke Fraser.

©Augusto Piccio IV 2018