Designers Cecile and Gilles met while studying graphic design at Central Saint Martins. Their initial click blossomed into a full-time artistic partnership and in 2007 the two opened their own studio in London. Working for brands like diet Pepsi, the Guardian, and Nissan, their aesthetic is big, bright, and unapologetic.
Creating anything from illustrations, graphic art, and murals to animations and handwritten type, their studio’s Instagram page is one you’ll definitely want to follow.
While Cecile is Norwegian, Gilles is French. And with different backgrounds, the two designers seem to complement each other perfectly. “I attended a foundation in design in Oslo before moving to London,” said Cecile in an interview with Inky Goodness. “I learned a lot, met many like-minded people that I still know today and got introduced to CSM that I applied to. I also have a Masters in Business Management.”
Gilles, on the other hand, spent his youth in the outskirts of Paris. “I was doing skating and graffiti,” recalled the artist, “and was spending days in Paris at the Centre Pompidou, Louvre Museum, Musée D’orsay… I did the classic French art curriculum before Central Saint Martins. My background is a strange mix of DIY, suburb influence and classical art.”
Check out their colorful creations in the gallery below.