On the threshold of a new era

Cordula Alessandri

When Dirk van der Niepoort started buying up winegrowing plots in the Douro everyone thought he had taken leave of his senses. He was snapping up higher north-facing pieces of land, no one else was interested in, knowing full well that northern slopes are protected from the full ravages of the sun. Dirk wanted to produce lighter, more drinkable wines. It was these wines that we designed the labels for. The perforations would go on to form the heart of the Niepoort wine corporate identity.

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    Cordula Alessandri, Austria (2003)

    One of Austria’s most talented and awarded designers and educators, Cordula Alessandri is well known for her distinctive work. Cordula attended the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, where s...

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    When Dirk van der Niepoort started buying up winegrowing plots in the Douro everyone thought he had taken leave of his senses. He was snapping up higher north-facing pieces of land, no one else was interested in, knowing full well that northern slopes are protected from the full ravages of the sun. Dirk wanted to produce lighter, more drinkable wines. It was these wines that we designed the labels for. The perforations would go on to form the heart of the Niepoort wine corporate identity.

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    • Advertising
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    Cordula Alessandri, Austria (2003)

      One of Austria’s most talented and awarded designers and educators, Cordula Alessandri is well known for her distinctive work.

      Cordula attended the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, where she majored in graphic design, with Professor Herbert Schwarz, winning the award for top student. After university she went on to complete a further three years of study with typography mentor Professor Joey Badian. Cordula was the first woman in Austria to be appointed an Art Director at DDB Needham Worldwide, Vienna, at the age of 24.

      In 1987, Cordula founded her own studio, which has since enjoyed enduring success and won numerous awards, including the Austria National Award for Book Design, the European Design Award, ADC (Austria, New York, Europe), TDC Tokyo awards, Red Dot Awards and many more.

      Cordula has taught Communication Design at the University of Arts in Saarbrücken, Germany, and is regularly invited to serve on design competition juries and give lectures and presentations.