Paris-based art director and designer Pierre Vanni’s work abounds with humour and pop culture, be that ink emoji, Snoopy or the well-known “techno-giants,” Google. Taking the form of workshops, self-published zines, billboards, animations and inflatables as well as more traditional forms and applications, his work is backed up with a broad frame of both visual and contextual references. Pierre’s portfolio maintains a definite identity whilst seeming flexible and constantly entertaining. The colours are great—in bright acid and pastel shades, and his drawings and typography share both simplicity and nods to eras, characters and international conglomerates.
Having graduated from Toulouse Le Mirail University in 2007, Pierre has since worked for The New York Times Style Magazine and Centre Pompidou as well as on commissions for festival Les Siestas Électronniques, La Maison de Balzac and Le Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. Whilst at the Centre Pompidou he established the in-house graphic design studio at the Studio 13/16, a space designed by Mathieu Lehanneur where teenagers could hang out and take part in the public programme.
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Billie studied illustration at Camberwell College of Art before completing an MA in Visual Communication at the Royal College of Art. She joined It’s Nice That as a Freelance Editorial Assistant back in January 2015 and continues to work with us on a freelance basis.