A studio dedicated to the essential

Automatico Studio was established in 2007 by Demian Conrad, as a Swiss based design firm. Automatico applies a conceptual methodology to the design of: visual identities, art books, exhibition catalogues, posters, exhibition design and creative direction. The solutions and output are always clear, sharp and distinct.

The studio’s philosophy can be traced in the roots of “Die gute form” (the good form) and “minimalist art”. Emptiness and white space form an intrinsic part of our visual language. Automatico safeguards the elegant and essential, believing that a clever message does not need to be laud. The studio achieves beauty through a functional, honest and conceptual approach. Geometric truths and mastery of swiss typography are employed to achieve a simple but poetic effect. The studio is always in the quest of sublime even in difficult times.

Automatico begins and ends with respect for your audience, believing that a visually educated audience deserves refined and sophisticated narratives. Completely detached from trends or commercial styles, Automatico creates enduring solutions, providing long-term value in both social and cultural arenas.


Current collaborations

Matthieu Gafsou, photographe.
Elena Panetti, graphic designer.
Jasmine Molano, graphic designer.
Catherine Leutenegger, photographe.
Ilaria Roglieri, web designer.
Juan Gomez, creative coder.
Pierre Rossel, creative coder.
Jacques Verstraete, printer.

The website is designed and coded in collaboration with Ilaria Roglieri.

Awards

2017 2nd Silver Cube, Art Directors Club Global

2017 100 Beste Plakate 2016.

2016 Nominated at German Design Award

2014 Nominated at German Design Award

2013 1st Gold Prize European Design Awards

2013 Nominated at German Design Award

2012 1st Price, Swiss Post

2011 100 Beste Plakate 2011

2011 Nominated at German Design Award

2010 100 Beste Plakate 2009

2010 1st Price, Swiss Post

2009 100 Beste Plakate 2008

Talks

2019 HEAD-Genève
2019 Gutenberg, Bubble Jet et LCD

2017 Center for Future Publishing, Geneva

2016 Accademia di Design e Arti visive, Catania
2016 Famous Ordinary Things, DepotBasel, Basel
2016 Famous Ordinary Things, Mudac, Lausanne

2015 Haute Ecole d’Art et Design, Geneva
2015 Ecole Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne
2015 Lausanne Design Days, Geneva
2015 Centre patronal, Genilem, Paudex

2014 Escola d’Art i Superior de Disseny de Valencia, Valencia
2014 Design Days, Renens

2013 Selected Europe, Indexbook, Bilbao
2014 Design Terminál, Graphifest, Budapest
2014 UN/Limited, Museum of fine Arts, Le Locle

2012 Creative Mornings, Milan
2012 I Giovedì del Design n.178, Milano
2012 Giornata della Tipografia, Syndicom, Lugano
2012 Making Together, Logotel, Milan
2012 Posterhereos, Turin

2010 TEDxGeneva Conference
2010 Scuola universitaria professionale della Svizzera italiana, Lugano