Featured Studio

LaTigre

March 2018

We ADORE Luisa & Walter (and new addition baby Eva) from LaTigre. We had a little chat with them both about the magic of ideas, simple but often forgotten advice, and their absolutely beautiful love story.

What are some of your earliest creative memories and what lead you into design?

We have memories about our passion for design that come from a long long time ago

Luisa: when I was a kid I had a kitchen toy to play with and my favorite game with it was to design packaging of food.

One of my favorite game was re-packaged tissues in bespoke boxes to make them more beautiful for my mum and my grandma.

Walter: When I used to go shopping with my mum I used to choose clothes form their pendant tags, I was totally in love with their graphic!

We have no precise feeling of a moment that we decided this career but now it’s completely clear to us that this choice was clear since the beginning of our lives.

When did you fall in love with design and how did you get started?

When I saw Olivetti’s graphic design of 40’s and 50’s and Franco Grignani work I realized that graphic design must be my future.

We both studied in Milan, we have 5 years experiences in 2 studios and then we opened La Tigre

Who are your top five design crushes right now?

We are totally in love with

"

'Mixing handmade graphics with digital typography and computer-generated graphics helps from keeping the process too mental and too stiff'

"

Tell us a bit about yourself and the studio that you work for.

We are a couple in work and life and last August we gave birth to our biggest project, Eva.

We met a really long time ago and fall in love with each other on a train. We knew from the beginning of our career that our future would have been work together some day.

La Tigre was born and our skills and personality started melting. We love the process in our work, it’s a kind of magic when ideas grow and a project takes shape.

We work on different kind of clients. Even though our process starts form clients’ values to communicate we have our visual grammar.

We convey clear and few ideas by using a simple, strong and yet sophisticated language. We feel our work is contemporary but at the same time it would like to be timeless. We love simple basic shapes and serendipity.

What advice would you give students starting out?

These sound simple but sometimes we forget about simpler things in life.

Be curious about everything you like and try also about things you don’t like.

Go around as much as you can, read books, listen to music, go to the cinema as much as you can, if you like it. Don’t be too didactic, try to make connections. explore medias. Go deep in things. Study a lot!

Inspiration comes from the world, not from pinterest!

If you don’t feel great passion for the topic, leave it asap, it won’t work.

Last but not least: Go out, have fun! When you will start working you won’t have so much time ;)

Whats on the cards professionally and personally in the next 12 months?

We really would love to work on a personal project. Every January is the first new year’s resolution but we never have time to work on it.

This must be the year! It’s important be focused on personal research.

Website: latigre.net

Instagram: @latigremilano

The
Design
Kids

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter and join our design community of emerging graphic designers around the globe.

The
Design
Kids

Add a job!

Price ($AUD): {{ job.boosted ? job.type.boosted : job.type.base }}

What you get:

  • TDK Job board posting for 3 weeks (website, newsletter)
  • Guaranteed instagram post (203,741 followers), facebook post (16,288 followers) and tweet (10,470 followers)

Please note:

  • The image we’ll use on Instagram will be curated by us and loosely linked to your company to get the best results for you from our audience. Sit back and relax, we’ve got this!
  • Internships are cheap to post, but please be respectful! This is is not a free design service. Our student and graduate following is of the highest quality and we want to honour their talent. Please respect the students and other commitments they might have time/money wise when submitting your ad. Thanks!
  • We love jobs! And so does our audience. Because our following is mostly students and graduates, the best jobs to advertise are for junior and mid weight roles. Specially graphic design, digital design, typography and illustration. Please note these are paid full time or part time roles, so if you have a one off project to advertise, put it under our Freelance jobs dropdown instead. Thanks!
  • (Please note the image we’ll use on Instagram will be of our choice and no necessarily from your company, but will be loosely linked to your ad, it will be the highest of standards and one which you will get the best results from our audiences with. Trust us, we’ve got this!)
  • Welcome to our new section for freelance one-off jobs! To keep things simple, we want to connect you with the talent by advertising what you need, and encouraging people to email you directly with an example of their work. You can choose who to work with from all the submissions you receive. Everything is done online, and you can expect a designer to be dealing with you remotely. The good news is you won’t be limited to talent locally - this is advertised in each of our cities, meaning you will get a much higher standard of work to choose from. Picking a budget is very hard - we do not encourage work for a fiver like some websites, because you will end up with something worth a fiver!

    Our community is full of the best emerging talent, and a average price should be around half of that of a professional. Our community is full of the best talent, and a average price should be around $65 p/h.
  • (Please note the image we’ll use on Instagram will be of our choice and no necessarily from your company, but will be loosely linked to your ad, it will be the highest of standards and one which you will get the best results from our audiences with. Trust us, we’ve got this!)

  • {{ invalidInput() }}

    Successfully submitted job!

    Your job listing will appear on the site after it has been approved by our team.