Marc’s primary responsibilities at Marc & Chantal Design entail developing the company’s strategies and leading the design teams on integrated projects: his background in graphic design, and vast experience in branding and interiors, help him to create, with his team, unique and highly successful design solutions that blend graphic design, interiors and multimedia. Design China spoke with Marc about working across Hong Kong and Mainland China, and about his journey to date.
Twelve is a London-based multidisciplinary design studio. Founded by graphic designer Shi Yuan and economist Rex Chen in 2009, Twelve operates in and between fields of design, art, spatial practice and social affairs. With a design methodology that emphasises research, analysis and typography, Twelve offers design services that range from print, identity, exhibition and digital applications. The duo produce works for international projects across cultural and commercial sectors including for galleries, exhibitions and companies. We spoke to the designers about their journey to date.
“Apart from the unfortunate name, [Gump’s] work is fantastic. He [primarily] works with the fashion industry, helping young Chinese fashion brands (such as CROQUIS) to develop strong visuals and campaigns”. Via EightSix.
Beijing, Changsha and London-based graphic design company, Resonance, handle a variety of projects that range from branding, packaging and poster design. Founded in 2006, the studio has received a number of awards for their playful approach to Chinese typography and design.
“Capital M is proud to be the pop-up lounge for Beijing Design Week 2012, with happenings throughout [including] an installation designed by Jeff Shi of Dragonfly Design Center; Luma Lu’s indie film competition; panel discussions, impromptu talks, exchanges, drinking, eating and general conversing. Our made-for-BJDW pop-up menu (priced for struggling designers too!) will feature Taittinger champagne served in jewel-toned Baccarat Vega glasses (a steal at 88RMB), the BJDW Martini (blue of course), cocktails inspired by bamboo, and more”.
Shenzhen-based G’Day Design is a creative studio that focuses on “reinterpreting concepts through visual symbols to carry out new thinking”. With clients as broad as Shenzhen Universiade 2011, Tencent and Famous Furniture Fair, these are a group of talents to be watched.
“Some more typography from Shenzhen, this time from the design studio of Xia Xiaojing…[who] runs Super Mary with Wang Yue and Yang Tao. The studio outputs everything from album covers to print design”. Via EightSix.
Moni is a graphic designer based in Beijing. Originally from Guangxi Province, he studied economics at Renmin University following the advice of a close relative but later found himself working in roles that naturally led him into design. In this interview, we discuss a time where independent designers were unheard of and how Moni transitioned from a golden academic into a talented creative.
Shenzhen-based graphic design studio, Yaonian, have branded some of the biggest Chinese companies around, including China Mobile, China Unicom and even Lenovo. Despite their commercial focus, the company have managed to retain a fresh design aesthetic across most of their work. See more via EightSix.