Luciana Bianchi is a chef and food writer. After working for many years in the restaurants and hotels of Germany, she transitioned into catering, where her clientele included superstars and ambassadors. An admirer of avant-garde culinary geniuses such as Ferran Adrià, Massimo Bottura and Andoni Luis Aduriz, Luciana pursued a complementary education in molecular science. With roots in Brazil and Italy, these days Luciana lives in Hampshire, England, where she and her lab research team develop projects to aid chefs in the kitchen; the group’s first assignment, for Heston Blumenthal and his Fat Duck restaurant, was a huge success. Bianchi’s writing has been published in Brazil, Portugal, Sweden, the Czech Republic, Korea, Italy and the UK. She’s currently working on several book projects, as well as a collaboration with the award-winning food photographer Sergio Coimbra.
Camilla Engman is an incredibly talented artist, illustrator, and graphic designer living in Göteborg, Sweden. Her works have been exhibited across Europe and USA and she has undertaken commissions from the likes of The New York Times, Google and Converse. Lately she’s been working/playing (as she likes to say) with swedish sculptor Per Agélii on a project about what they call 2,5 D, some sort of scenography, but involving actors too. Besides from that Camilla is illustrating children books and hopefully she’ll be writing and drawing her own one. Dont’t forget to check her exhibition together with Helena Roos in Göteborg, it’s on until June 2nd!
Kathi Kauder is a stylist and fashion consultant based in Berlin. She is fashion editor at I Love You magazine but she’s always juggling various project at the same time: styling editorials, lookbooks and offering design consultancy. One of her most emotional projects has been published a few weeks ago: a two months trip, together with photographer Amira Fritz, to follow the road from Shanghai to Paris, documenting the change of faces from Asia to Europe. Next month she’ll be styling the ballett dancers of Bayerisches Staatsballett don’t forget to keep an eye out for her new projects as she’ll be working more on the editorial side of her work.
Sarianne is a freelance prop stylist/maker and set designer living in London. Her works appeared on various publications like L’Officiel Hommes, Man About Town and Esquire, in music videos (maybe you remember Lianne la Havas “Forget”) and outstanding brand advertising. She’s working on personal projects as well, check her contribution to the first group show at Valerie Mallory Gallery in Tokyo above, click Read More to discover about her career, future plans and creative process.
Laura Carlin is freelance illustrator working on paper and ceramics living in London. With an extensive client list and resume (including graduating from the esteemed Royal College of Art, as well as being a Young Gun 7 winner), Laura has built a wonderful career illustrating for The New York Times, Macmillan, The Royal Mail, The Folio Society, Walker books, Quentin Blake’s House of Illustration, Phaidon and many other clients. Check out some of her recent ceramics work and prints on her blog and read the whole interview after the jump!.
Leah Goren is a California native who resides in New York since 4 years, where she attended the Parsons New School for Design. Leah’s work is very reminiscent of her sunny California roots, with lots of bright floral patterns, girls and niche culture illustrations. She’s also producing and selling thru Etsy scarves, headbands and textile prints. Don’t forget to check the Sad Girls project, an all-female zine. More secret things will come out in 2014, so keep your ears out!
Carmen Villain is the musical alias of Carmen Hillestad, half Norwegian, half Mexican, born in the US and living in London, Carmen used to be a successful model now turned songwriter. Her debut album “Sleeper” will be out on March 12th through Smalltown Supersound and is co-produced by Villain and Serena-Maneesh’s Emil Nikolaisen. Read the interview we had with her after the break!
Amanda is Los Angeles based photographer. She attended the California College of the Arts. The punk music scene and her penchant for travel are large influences on her life and work. Amanda has established a very successful commercial photography career, collaborating with some important magazines such as Vogue, GQ, Monocle and The Wall Street Journal, as well as brands like Visa and Adidas among others. Together with traditional photographic techniques, she also works with Polaroid and video, check her Other Worlds clip for Taken By Trees. Her latest work is the book Reproduction published by Automatic Books in Venice, Italy.
Julia was born in Germany and has been living in New York for 15 years. She’s creative director at MoMA design studio as the head of the in-house design team of 6 designers and some freelancers, responsible for the institution’s consistently powerful visual communication. She’s been Vice President at American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) NYC and is a part-time faculty member at School of Visual Arts. Julia joined MoMAin 2008 after working as an art director at the Colorado-based agency Crispin Porter + Bogusky. She had previously worked with the New York design firm Pentagram, where she designed identities and branding systems, packaging, and publication designs for clients including The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Target, the Public Theater, and The Criterion Collection. She also helped to develop the redesign of The Metropolitan Opera in New York, and was the lead designer on the award-winning bestseller The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents America (the Book): A Citizen’s Guide to Democracy Inaction.
Born in New Zealand, Lisa Hedge is a graphic designer, art director, and illustrator. After studying at the University of Southern California, she moved to New York City about 5 years ago and began working for Takashi Murakami’s studio, Kaikai Kiki. After a while Hedge moved on and began freelancing for clients like L’Oreal, Estee Lauder and Tender, where she worked on more corporate projects from branding to banner ads. In 2012 Lisa began working at Partners & Spade and recently created a logo for their eyeglasses outpost in the Meatpacking District – The Warby Parker Annex. Read the full interview after the jump!