Born in London to Spanish parents, Fernando Gutiérrez studied at the London College of Printing (1980–86), graduating with a degree in Graphic Design. He has worked from London, Barcelona, Madrid, Rome and Treviso, with high profile organisations including El Pais Newspaper, Matador Arts Magazine, Colors Magazine, The Prado Museum, Pace London, Tate Modern, the V&A and The Design Museum.
Fernando has previously worked at CDT Design (London 1986–92), Summa (Barcelona 1990–91) and co-founded Grafica with Pablo Martín (Barcelona 1993–00). In 2000 Fernando left Grafica to become a partner at international design consultancy Pentagram (London 2000–06), before establishing Studio Fernando Gutiérrez (London 2006–present).
In 2014 he was appointed Royal Designer for Industry by the Royal Society of Arts.
Fernando is a regular on judging panels for international design and photography awards, and member of the advisory board for the Goldsmiths Press and a member of the editorial board of Eye Magazine (The International review of Graphic Design).