About

Studio

Praline is a creative design agency based in London. We connect brands and culture and believe in creating emotional connections and crafted implementations. We work for a diverse range of clients, from start-ups to global brands, art galleries and major museums.

Established in 2000 by David Tanguy, the studio has matured into a highly regarded design agency, having worked with clients such as TATE, V&A, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Alison Brooks Architects, Harvard GSD, Central Saint Martins, Taschen, Penguin, London Craft Week and many others.

Our work has been recognised with awards from D&AD, Fedrigoni awards, Art Directors’ Club, RSA, 100 Show Chicago, British Book Awards, Waterstone’s Book of the Year…

People

David Tanguy

Founder and Creative Director

David graduated from Central Saint Martins (BA Graphic Design) and founded Praline in 2000. Since then, he has gathered around him a dedicated team of highly talented individuals, all sharing his love and understanding of type and the purity of the form.

David has created numerous successful projects worldwide, encompassing graphic design to branding, exhibitions and art direction. He has worked with clients including Tate, the Royal Academy of Arts, Barbican, Harvard GSD, V&A and many others. He has designed numerous books for international publishers and art galleries, and his work has been recognised with several international awards. He is the co-author of the books Unforgotten New York (Prestel, 2015), Pop City – New York (Editions du Chêne, 2016) and The Scale of Things (Quadrille, 2017).

Sandra Marchand

Project Manager

Sandra graduated from University Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne (MA Research in History of Arts) and IMPGT (MA in Cultural Organisations’ Management) before joining Praline in 2015.

Previously Sandra worked for a number of cultural organisations including Festival d’Aix, RMN – Grand Palais and within the cultural engineering sector for the artistic production company ARTER (Paris). At ARTER she managed the production of the exhibition of Françoise Huguier, at the European House of Photography, Paris.

Al Rodger

Senior Graphic Designer

Al graduated from Central Saint Martins (BA Graphic Design) and worked at Pajama branding consultants before joining Praline in 2008.

After 10 years of experience, Al has led many design projects across branding, print, digital and exhibition design, with a proven record of strategic design thinking across print and digital media.

Al has previously worked on film titles, book design and promotional materials for the PALIO film and on the exhibition graphics for the touring exhibitions ‘Into the Unknown’ (London and Athens), ‘Designing 007 – Fifty years of Bond Style’ (London, Toronto, Shanghai, Madrid, Paris …) and RSHP exhibitions (Barcelona, Madrid and Singapore). Al has also designed books for artists such as David Annesley, Fabienne Verdier, Peter Blake, David Hockney and Heston Blumenthal.

Maëlle Christien

Senior Graphic Designer

Maëlle has studied at various universities in France, most notably École Estienne in Paris. She gained a BA in Fine Arts, then a degree in Arts and Communication and finally an MA in Graphic Design and Cultural Management

Before joining Praline in 2017, Maëlle worked at the Paris-based studio, Baldinger Vu-Huu. She then relocated to London, freelancing at various design studios.

At Praline, Maëlle has worked on a book for Thames & Hudson, the identity for art collectors, De Bueil & Ract-Madoux, the rebranding and marketing campaigns for Le Lieu Unique, and is currently designing an exhibition in a new museum in Lyon, Cité de la Gastronomie.

Hollie Smith

Graphic Designer

Hollie graduated from Camberwell College of Arts in 2015 (BA Graphic Design) and then moved to Milan, where she worked as a graphic designer for the design studio Circular and as an editor and designer for the online magazine Designboom.

Hollie joined Praline after moving back to London in 2018 and is now working on a number of projects for clients such as Desert Rose and Yale University Press.

Michael Curia

Graphic Designer

Michael studied Graphic Design at Manchester School of Art, graduating in 2015. From there he moved to London and worked as a graphic designer at Studio Fernando Gutiérrez for three years, where he gained experience on a variety of cultural and commercial projects.

Michael joined Praline in 2019 and is working on an exhibition for the Lyon museum, Cité de la Gastronomie, a new campaign for Art on the Underground, and a book for Noble Rot.

Max Casey

Graphic Designer

Max graduated from Kingston University (BA Graphic Design) in 2013 after completing the Foundation course at Leeds College of Art. He has since worked at Manchester based studios Modern Designers and Music for clients across the fields of art, culture and commerce, before freelancing with various London based design studios. 

Max joined Praline in 2019, and is currently working on projects for D&AD, BLDA Architects and Berlin based hair colouring studio AKC Studio. 

Sara Esteves

New Business and Communication Assistant

Sara graduated from Central Saint Martins (BA Culture, Criticism and Curation) in 2016. She went on to work in both the editorial and publishing teams at Wallpaper* Magazine, before joining the Praline team in October 2018.

Clients

Clients

Art on the Underground

D&AD

Harvard University Graduate School of Design

Roger Stirk Harbour + Partners

Barbican

London Craft Week

British Council

Mayor of London

Art Night

Waddington Custot

Peckham Platform

Primark

Tate

Taschen

V & A

National Portrait Gallery

Pentland

Royal College of Art

Blain|Southern

British Library

Costa Navarino

Bonhams

Royal Institute of British Architects

University College London

Historic England

Kunsthalle

Onassis Cultural Centre

Collection de Bueil & Ract-Madoux

FACT Liverpool

Penguin

university of the arts london

Culture&

ARTER

Prestel

Candida Stevens Gallery

Whitechapel Gallery

Morey Smith

Leadership Quintet

ABA

Le Lieu Unique

Somerset House

Centre Pompidou

Thames & Hudson

Scape

Bloomsbury

Archimedia

British School at Rome

Goldsmiths

AB Rogers Design

Philips