In the last days of June, we get an extra portion of inspiration for the summer with one of the notable names on the European design scene – Marta Cerdà. The graphic designer, typographer and art director is our dear speaker at the 21st edition of the MELBA MEETINGS series. Marta will talk to the Bulgarian audience about the aesthetics of her diverse projects, about the trial-and-error approach, an essential part of the creative process and about the blurring boundaries between different disciplines in design.

Over the years, Marta Cerdà (Barcelona, 1980) has received international recognition in various design forums around the world such as Type Director’s Club and Art Director’s Club, where she was awarded with the ADC Young Gun Award. Her clients include brands and organizations such as The Guardian, Vanity Fair, Esquire, Die Zeit, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Penguin Books, Coca Cola, Nike, Converse, Spotify, Netflix, Apple, Volkswagen, Toyota, Victoria’s Secret, Panasonic, Deutsche Bank, Vogue, The New York Times and many more.

Marta Cerdà founded her own design studio in 2008 after several years of experience in different advertising agencies between Barcelona, Düsseldorf and Munich. Since then, she has dedicated herself to numerous international projects as graphic designer, illustrator, art director and typographer. Through various forms of design, Marta Cerdà impressively synthesizes illustration, calligraphy and graphic design in her work.

MELBA MEETINGS 21 will take place on June 29 at 7.00 PM at the independent space for contemporary art and culture Derida Stage (32 Tsar Samuil Street). Admission to the event is free thanks to our longtime partners Fashion Days. The project is realized with the support of the National Culture Fund through the One Year Grant program. For more details – follow the event on Facebook here.

MELBA MEETINGS is a part of MELBA DESIGN INITIATIVES by Komplekt. In MELBA MEETINGS we present current projects by design heroes that are remarkable for their approach. Experiences are shared. Ideas, details and processes behind each project are the main focus.