Mara graduated cum laude with a BDes in visual communciation design and a BA in international studies. His robust knowledge of type design is guided by established, industry-leading mentors. His expertise in visual systems and typography comes from vocational experience on top of a foundational multidisciplinary design education. He has experience in studio, agency, and independent business settings.
His work has been recognized by the Art Directors Club and the Type Directors Club, receiving multiple ADC and TDC awards.