Praline is a creative agency. 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…
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 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.
Sandra is currently managing projects as well as the studio’s administration and finances.
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, exhibition design and has a proven record for strategic design thinking across print and digital media. Previously, Al has worked on film titles, book design and promotional materials for the PALIO film and on the exhibition graphics for the touring exhibition ‘Designing 007 – Fifty years of Bond Style’ (London, Toronto, Shanghai, Madrid, Paris …) and RSHP exhibitions (Barcelona, Madrid, Singapore). Al has also designed books for artists such as Fabienne Verdier, Peter Blake, David Hockney and Heston Blumenthal. Al continues to work with clients such as Alison Brooks Architects and the British School at Rome on their communication documents.
Al is currently working on the wayfinding signage for the new private wing at Harefield Hospital and the exhibition graphics and marketing materials for ‘Into the Unknown’, Athens.
Sarah graduated from London College of Communication (MA Graphic Design) and worked at Hubert & Fischer and HG Merz in Germany before joining Praline in 2015.
Sarah worked on the exhibition design and catalogue for ‘Still’ at Writers’ Centre Norwich and has designed art catalogues for Galleries (Blain|Southern, Waddington Custot) and Museums (Tate, V&A, National Portrait Gallery). She has been collaborating with the organisers of the annual event, London Craft Week, for the past two years to refine the identity and create all their communication material.
She is currently working on a new website for the architect and interior design agency MoreySmith and on an exhibition catalogue for TATE, dedicated to the artists Ilya and Emilia Kabakov.
Giovanni graduated from IUAV (BA Industrial Design) and ISIA Urbino (MA Editorial and Graphic Design).
He has previously worked at Pentagram (NYC), Åbäke and This is Pacifica before joining Praline in 2015.
Giovanni has worked on a wide range of projects from branding, print and digital design and has developed a keen eye for innovative design solutions. Giovanni recently designed the new identity for London’s annual event Art Night and the publication ‘The Way of Whisky’ for Octopus.
He is currently in charge of the re-brand of Esselunga’s restaurant chain (Italy) and the design of a Thames & Hudson catalogue dedicated to Architect Andrew Bromberg.
Maëlle graduated from École Estienne (BA Digital Image, Graphic Design & Communication) and subsequently gained a Diploma (Arts and Communication) from the same University. Maëlle continued her studies at Paris 13 University (MA Graphic Design and Cultural Management).
Before joining Praline in 2017, Maëlle worked at the Paris-based studio Baldinger Vu-Huu for three years before re-locating to London where she worked on design projects for the London College of Contemporary Arts, Pearson Business School and Escape Studios.
Maëlle has just completed the new marketing campaign and website for Le Lieu Unique (France) and is currently designing the catalogue ‘Architect's Houses’ for Thames&Hudson.
Claire graduated from Central Saints Martins (BA Graphic Communication Design) in 2016 where she specialised in Interaction Design.
Before joining Praline in 2017, she interned at FutureCorp and Each London.
Claire is a multidisciplinary print and digital designer with a special interest in web design and creative coding. She has worked on numerous branding, web and print projects at the studio.
Maria graduated from Academy of Art Berlin–Weißensue (BA Visual Communication) and University of Lisbon (BA Multimedia Art).
Before joining Praline in 2017 Maria was working in Munich for Bureau Borsche. She has previously worked at FABRICA, Fullsix and Euro RSCG.
Maria is currently working on the new exhibition visual for the Peckham Platform Gallery and is creating a new concept design for a Taschen book.