Elizabeth Dilk is a New York-based graphic designer and art director who has a rare gift. Not in a creepy I-see-dead-people-kind of way, rather she creates work which is stylish without feeling soulless (a compromise we come across more than you’d think). It helps that she’s very versatile, with a portfolio that includes web design, packaging, identities and logo marks, advertising, typography and print and it’s the latter we’ve chosen to focus on this time.
Often high-end design has a kind of vacuous sensibility that seemingly appeals to the super-rich, but Elizabeth’s book for travel conciergeJetsetter feels appropriately elegant while also being engaging, thanks largely to the bold use of imagery. On a separate note Elizabeth plies her trade at Partners & Spade, a studio which describes itself as “a well-intentioned endeavour” – a strapline that sounds both effortlessly British and impossibly charming (the two are interlinked…)
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