We are a design practice devoted to the development of progressive visual communication, taking commissions for any kind of intervention in visual form, from printed applications to spatial and digital environments, as well as advisory and educational work.
The Studio is run by Benedetta Crippa, design director (CV here).
Our work expands ideas around beauty, the politics of form, and emotion. In each project we embed critical thought holistically to establish aesthetics and design methodologies beyond the canon, through frameworks that are both scalable and context-specific. Design and advisory work go hand in hand as we guide clients to embrace communication that is direct, generous and heart-opening.
Kin Museum of Contemporary Art, Stockholm University of the Arts, SALLY / Doberman, the Stockholm Environment Institute, Tensta Konsthall, Stina Randestad, Vasakronan, AIGA, Konstfack University of Arts Craft and Design, Doctors Without Borders, RFSU, Amphi Productions, Maja Heuer, Lina Persson, Kunsthall Stavanger, Christina Zetterlund, A–Z Presents (Berlin), Fikra Design Biennial, Studio Mossutställningar
Studio director Benedetta Crippa works both as creative lead and hands-on artisan. Strong of a distinctive visual language and extensive experience of design processes, in her work aesthetics emerge as tangible contribution toward an expanded visual landscape.
Originally from Italy, she has spent two years of research in Nepal and Central Asia, followed by a decade-long engagement with the social and environmental sectors, and a MFA in norm-critical visual communication. These experiences have shaped her approach to visual culture as interlinked with systemic power, and her commitment to a design methodology centered on co-existence.
Bringing a rare mix of expertise in both visual communication and power analysis, she leads research and advisory work on the intersections of visuality and power (check her writings here). Former graphic design lead at the Stockholm Environment Institute, her research on visual sustainability is recognised as important contribution to the discourse on sustainable practice in graphic design.
Benedetta is visiting teacher at several design institutions across Europe. An engaging speaker, she regularly lectures on visual sustainability and power-critical design practice and pedagogy, from design companies to the international stage. See her profile on Women Talk Design.
Her work is a winner of Ung Svensk Form 2018 and a nominee of Design S 2020 and 2023. A few key interviews with Benedetta can be found on AIGA Eye on Design, on Futuress and on Teaching Design Conversations.
Member of Svenska Tecknare and Design Leadership