When do restrictions in design help creativity, and when do they require us to find new solutions? Under the prism of this question, Swiss graphic designer Giliane Cachin will hold the talk Positive and negative restrictions in graphic design, in which each component of a layout will be reviewed and analyzed from different angles (grid-system, text block, typeface, and materiality).
Talk by graphic designer Giliane Cachin
Born in 1990 in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, Giliane Cachin is an independent graphic designer based in Zurich. After graduating from ECAL in 2014, she worked for the studio NORM, as well as for the Lineto foundry and its founder Cornel Windlin. Today, beside running her own studio, she teaches editorial design at ECAL and typography at ZHdK, together with David Keshavjee and Marietta Eugster.
As a child, Giliane Cachin accompanied her engineer father to print industry fairs and was fascinated by all types of data visualization, such as technical drawings, information tables, color print tests etc. Today, in her practice, she likes to work around the density of information and the implementation of grid systems to render content clear and accessible, all while letting the available data guide her designs.