Giorgio Pesce studied at the École Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne (ECAL), and on training courses in Spain and France. He worked in New York for a year and was influenced by Tibor Kalman, whom he met there. He opened Atelier Poisson in 1995 in Lausanne. He works mainly in the cultural/institutional domain, on global corporate images from posters to programmes as well on museography and signage. Giorgio is also the illustrator on all his projects, constantly drawing and painting. Attracted to vintage objects, books and signs, he often uses antique inspirations for his new designs. He also eats fish.
Atelier Poisson clients include Arsenic Theatre, La Manufacture school theatre, Lausanne Jardins urban garden festival, Espace des Inventions science museum for kids, Swiss Dance Festival, Alph@ outdoor poster exhibition, Museum Night, Tracés architecture magazine, and Lausanne Geological Museum. Numerous works have been awarded by the Type Directors Club NY, Art Directors Club NY, and 100 Best Posters, and published in books on design in the UK, the US and China. His work has also featured in exhibitions at the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris (2001), and the Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris (2003), and his posters appear in the collection of the Museum für Gestaltung, Zürich.