Manuel Sepulveda is a graphic artist and fictions designer based in London, working since 2008 under the name Optigram.
He has created artwork for several influential record labels and in 2020 a selection of his album sleeves was exhibited at London’s Design Museum as part of Electronic, their exhibition on the history of dance music culture.
His Fictions Design work focuses on storytelling through worldbuilding and encompasses the development of environments, icons, signage and language systems for film and television productions.
He is co-founder of Strange Machine, a film production company which provides creative platforms for talent working outside of film industry conventions, and which is currently developing its first film.
He is also editor and publisher of the print journal, After Us, which, through essays, pictorials and fiction, explores near and far futures across the nexus of art, technology and philosophy.
For 10 years he owned and ran the retrofuturist electrofunk record label, Citinite, and since 2011 he has hosted Nitetrax, a monthly club and experimental music show on NTS Radio.