Leta Sobierajski and Wade Jeffree live and work together—their lives are intertwined, and through that, they have learned to be completely truthful and honest with one another regardless of whether it is in intimacy or professionalism. Their relationship began as a personal project entitled “Complements,” which explores the universal strangeness of love. After unexpected success, they made the decision to start a studio together which faces the trials and tribulations of never being able to emotionally detach.
The studio Leta Sobierajski and Wade Jeffree combines traditional graphic design elements with photography, art, fashion, and technology to create satisfying and emotional visuals—they are also a couple who share a taste for quirky aesthetics and crisp design. Their work ranges from conventional identities to bizarre compositions, spanning all disciplines. They live and work in Brooklyn, New York.
Tuesday, 22nd August
6.15pm for 6.30pm
State Library of QLD
Wade Jeffree (@wadejeffree)
Wade Jeffree is a New York based designer and art director. His practice is engaged in creating long standing collaborative partnerships that are built on honesty and purpose with the fields of art, culture and commerce. He believes life and work are intertwined and are not separated.
His work spans many disciplines, largely focused on branding systems, printed literature and books, website and app design and also art direction. Always anchored in collaboration and honesty to engage meaningful partnerships.
Leta Sobierajski (@letasobierajski)
Leta Sobierajski is a designer and art director based in New York City. With a traditional graphic design background and studies in color theory, she pushes to incorporate tactility and articulate colorful pleasantries into branding and design, developing new and organic methods. She studied graphic design at Purchase College and has been working independently since 2013. She has been recognized by Print Magazine for its annual New Visual Artists Review, selecting 20 international designers under the age of 30.
Nike, Google, Uniqlo Japan, Refinery 29, AIGA, Bloomberg Businessweek, Digg, Riposte Magazine, Ghostly International Records, IBM, Columbia University, Kiehl’s, The New York Times, Tate Modern, DOTS, Renault, Bjarke Ingels Group, Hawthorns Group, Next Wave Art Festival (Aus), Dumbo Art Improvement District, L’oreal Melbourne Fashion Week, Le Turtle, AARK watches, Odd Pairs, The Designers Foundry, Styles Upon Styles Records