Multi-disciplinary artists Gilles and Cecilie have plenty of skills to their name. Creating anything and everything from illustration, graphic art, and animation to event and environmental design, wall painting, and handwritten type, the two share a passion for art and color.
While Cecile is Norwegian, Gilles is French. The two met at Central Saint Martins while studying graphic design, and have established their studio in 2007. Now based in London, they work around the world, collaborating with giants like Nissan, diet Pepsi, and the Guardian.
“I have always been making stuff and drawing since I was a child, but was never introduced to illustration or design as a profession,” shared Cecile in an interview with Inky Goodness. “I attended a foundation in design in Oslo before moving to London. I learned a lot, met many like-minded people that I still know today and got introduced to CSM that I applied to. I also have a Masters in Business Management.”
“I spent my youth in the outskirts of Paris,” recalled Gilles. “I was doing skating and graffiti… and was spending days in Paris at the Centre Pompidou, Louvre Museum, Musée D’orsay… I did the classic French art curriculum before Central Saint Martins. My background is a strange mix of DIY, suburb influence and classical art. As I was doing my art studies in Paris I was involved with charitable organizations doing activities with kids; running workshops and going to public libraries.”
Check out some of their eye-popping designs in the gallery below.