Visual journalist, Opinions graphics columnist
Sergio Peçanha is an Opinion columnist and a graphics editor for The Washington Post. He uses visual elements such as illustrations, cartoons, maps, information graphics and videos to tell stories in print and digital media.
Sergio writes and designs his own stories and focuses on pieces that generate empathy, amuse and explain complex concepts. Before joining the Post, he was a visual journalist at The New York Times for more than a decade, mostly coordinating graphics and multimedia coverage for the International desk.
His work has been recognized multiple times by the Society for News Design and the Malofiej infographics awards, in Spain, Communication Arts, Society for Publication Design and Pictures of the Year. Sergio began his career in his hometown of Rio de Janeiro and has a B.A. in journalism and a masters degree in illustration. Peçanha has the same ç from “façade” and rhymes with “lasagna”.