Located in Stockholm with an international outreach, 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 installations.
The Studio is run by Benedetta Crippa, graphic design director and communication advisor (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 in the way we guide clients to embrace communication that is direct, generous and heart-opening.
Stockholm University of the Arts, SALLY / Doberman, Stockholm Environment Institute, Tensta Konsthall, Vasakronan, AIGA, Konstfack University of Arts Craft and Design, Doctors Without Borders, RFSU, Amphi Productions, Maja Heuer, 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 a tangible contribution to transformation toward social equity.
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 equity 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.
She leads research and advisory work on the intersections of visuality and power (check her writings here), bringing a rare mix of expertise in both visual communication and power analysis. Former graphic design lead at the Stockholm Environment Institute, her research on visual sustainability is being recognised as expanding the discourse on sustainable practice for the field of 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.
She is a nominee of Design S 2020 and winner of Ung Svensk Form 2018. 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