Katja Bruhin is a swiss graphic designer, art director & photographer based in New York City. Since 2015 she has been working both independently and collaboratively with a wide range of creative concerns and applied media; exploring boundaries between printed matter, digital design, still and moving images, editing and publishing to packaging design and strategic work. She has collaborated with fashion designers, cultural/art/fashion institutions, writers, musicians as well as non-profit organisations.
Some of her collaborators include Marian Goodman Gallery, Museum des Landes Glarus, Kunsthaus Glarus, Fidan Novruzova, Conner Ives, Vexer Verlag, Y/Project, The Hessel Museum of Art at CCS Bard, Edition Patrick Frey, Black & White/Harsh Patel, Hugo & Marie, Studio Manuel Raeder, Il Servo Muto Teatro Milan, Bloc+ Glasgow, Red Bull Music Academy, Fairfax Cinema Los Angeles, Doing Fashion / FHNW Institute of Fashion Design Basel.
The small publishing imprint ‘Sonja’ was founded in 2021 with the dedication to further explore the relationships between fine art and print/digital media. The first edition consists of two sets of silkscreen diptychs.
60 printed on white paper and 10 printed on black paper
17in × 23in
E-Commerce Website Design
The UK based label Conner Ives, from it’s inception, has looked to address how they can make smarter and more sustainable clothes through the use of dead-stock and vintage garments. Nostalgia is portrayed in an almost literal sense as a result of his design process. In close collaboration with the designer, I have conceptualised and designed his first e-commerce platform showcasing his collections, garments & story. Heavily inspired by 90’s advertising design, the site makes use of a lot of whitespace. Typeface, Big Caslon, designed by British type designer Matthew Carter. Website developed by Eric Price.
Photography, Publishing, Print
Dominik Hodel’s work has always revolved around the circulation of images in everyday life. Today, more than ever, an object / subject navigates to the point of losing its stance between screens, billboards, magazine covers, social media platforms and façade banners. In this publication, which was developed for the exhibition Product Placement at Coalmine Gallry in Winterthur, Switzerland, Hodel skilfully negotiates topics such as medial intimacy or the image as a role model. The moment the photographed object holds the camera towards us, the circle closes and we become aware of our own objectivity. This publication has been designed in close collaboration with the swiss artist & photographer Dominik Hodel.
Edition of 100
42cm × 29.7cm
Fior Lilotte Pina
Fidan Novruzova Graphic Identity
Graphic Identity, Packaging Design, Art Direction
Azerbajani womenswear fashion designer Fidan Novruzova, launched her namesake label back in October 2020. Novruzova’s cerebral garments are quietly imbued with manifold layers of symbolism, exploring the notion of modern nostalgia while nodding to her heritage. The designer has returned to Moldova to build her brand and where she draws inspiration for her collections, often combining futuristic and experimental silhouettes. Her materials and garments are sourced and produced locally in Moldova, whilst she collaborates with global talent on building her brand.
In close collaboration with the designer herself I have created her brand identity, graphics, packaging designs, campaigns, lookbooks, social media posts and other printed and digital matter.
Fidan Novruzova Website & Archive
E-Commerce Website Design
Azerbajani womenswear fashion designer Fidan Novruzova, based in Moldova, launched her namesake label back in October 2020. Novruzova’s cerebral garments are quietly imbued with manifold layers of symbolism, exploring the notion of modern nostalgia while nodding to her heritage. The designer has returned to Moldova to build her brand where she draws inspiration for her collections, often combining futuristic and experimental silhouettes. Her materials and garments are sourced and produced locally in Moldova, whilst she collaborates with global talent on building her brand.
Piece of You
As part of Laura Tanzer’s final year project for her BA at Central Saint Martins, she has collected old garments of various different personas within the fashion industry and close circle of friends. Those garments created the backbone of her collection which she then processed into her six look graduate collection. The project Piece of You is an ode to upcycling and sustainable fashion and honors the people that have inspired and shaped her along her carreer.
In close collaboration with Laura Tanzer we have worked on a narrative documenting her process, impacted by a nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. A book about the project is currently in the making, further showing how her garments made their course through various shoots and magazines, closing the cycle of her project.
Photography: Product Shots – Wing To Fung @wingtofun / Editorial 1 – Phil Engelhardt @philengelhardt / Editorial 2 – @s.a.m.khoury
Tunez, Some of my Favorite
Olga is a selfinititated magazine project that puts an eye on contemporary and historical photography. It is dedicated to photographers who seem to have gotten lost in history and gives room and a voice for contemporary photographers. In its first issue it set focus on Mexico, its history and artists.
MIS – Mobility International Schweiz
Mobility International Schweiz
Mobility International Schweiz is the information office for travelling without barriers in Switzerland. The primary mission of this specialized travel office is to collect information from all over the world for people with disabilities and to make them accessible. The concept for this graphic identity is based on the simple idea that the essential aim of MIS is to bring people from one point to another. Not only is the dot often used on maps to point out a location, it is also used in sign language.
Logo & Album Cover Design
Comotti is an italian musician and writer based in Berlin. This logo and some of his album covers were created between 2015 and 2016.
International Office was founded by Johnny Graf in 2018. Over the past 10 years of practice, the graphic designer and art director has created a large body of work. We created an archival website to present his projects in a chronological matter.
Musem des Landes Glarus
Graphic Identity, Pitch
Museum des Landes Glarus