The unbearable lightness of branding

Cordula Alessandri

When Evotec moved into its new headquarters in Hamburg we were asked to brand the building in our distinctive Evotec style. We gave a dour industrial building a refreshing makeover, opening the “Gallery of not yet discovered molecules” in all of its rooms and hallways. Afterwards we got to work transforming Evotec’s branches in Göttingen, Oxford, Princeton, San Francisco and Brandford.

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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 Evotec moved into its new headquarters in Hamburg we were asked to brand the building in our distinctive Evotec style. We gave a dour industrial building a refreshing makeover, opening the “Gallery of not yet discovered molecules” in all of its rooms and hallways. Afterwards we got to work transforming Evotec’s branches in Göttingen, Oxford, Princeton, San Francisco and Brandford.

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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.