The Studio

L + L is the multi-disciplinary design studio of Leigh Mignogna and Liz Seibert. Our approach is iterative, collaborative and concept-driven, with projects ranging from brand and product strategy, user experience and interactive design to identities, print, packaging and illustration.

Partners

Leigh Mignogna received an MFA in Visual Communication from Pratt Institute and dual BA degrees in Graphic Design and Political Science from Lehigh University.

Liz Seibert received an MFA in Visual Communication from Pratt Institute and her BA in humanities from Stanford University.

Both Leigh and Liz teach in the Graduate ComD program at Pratt Institute.

Contact

222 Clifton Place
Brooklyn, NY 11216

email us at shoutout@landl.us
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Select Clients + Collaborators

The Center for Urban Pedagogy, The Collaborative Fund, Columbia University School of the Arts, FreshDirect, Google, Machine, National Young Farmers Coalition, The New School, The New York Times, Pratt Institute, Project Projects, Secretary Press, Sidewalk Labs, Solutions Journalism Network

Recognition + Publications

AIGA/NY
Brno Bieniale 2014
Core77 Design Awards
CUP Public Access Fellowship
Frame: Masterclass
GDUSA Magazine
Graphic Design Wisdom

Internships + Jobs

We are often looking for interns and freelance designers & developers. If you’re interested in working with us please send work samples and a note of interest to shoutout@landl.us

Special Thanks

Lily Clark (design and photography), Andy Glass (web development), Paul Mignogna (shopmate) and Bekka Palmer (studio portrait).

  • + Identity Design
  • + Website
  • + Print

Stillmade is a Brooklyn-based studio that designs and produces contemporary furniture, products, and spaces. Their self-professed aesthetic is a “balance between simplicity, beauty, and functionality,” and that is what we aimed to encapsulate with this minimal identity.

Stillmade website

  • + Identity Design

S. Kind & Co. is a New York-based boutique jewelry studio owned and operated by the talented duo Jacob Berger and Sophie Fader. Their name is a revival of S. Kind & Sons, founded by Jacob's great-great-great grandfather Samuel Kind in 1872.

For this project, we treasure-hunted our way through a trove of archival material from S. Kind & Sons’ heyday. The result is a retelling of a Victorian-era logotype we found buried in an old sales brochure, redrawn with modern proportions.

Follow them on Instagram, because sparkles.

Photo by Sophie Fader.

  • + Illustration

Illustrations for Google’s Chrome Web Store, a marketplace for apps, games, extensions and themes for the Chrome environment.

Visit the store

  • + Exhibition Identity
  • + Print

Gravity is Stronger Here is an ongoing photography project documenting the town of Greenville, Mississippi. The G.I.S.H. Collective—made up of photographers Jakob Layman and Phyllis B. Dooney, together with Aaron Turner and writer Jardine Libaire—bring together photo essays, audio interviews and writing to tell the story of this Delta community.

We worked with Dooney to create an exhibition identity and catalog for their first show in Greenville.

Read about the project

  • + Typeface design

Geneva Kneue is a typeface we designed and built with code, using a mathematically-based programming language called Metafont. By allowing you to set up custom parameters and plug in values, Metafont enables an infinite variety of letterforms. Using our Geneva Kneue 'program,' users can alter a letterform's width, height, pen stroke, pen shape, slant, baseline, and ‘superness’ (the behavior of a line between points). The results are sometimes beautiful and often weird, and the potential for creating new forms is endless.

  • + Identity Design
  • + Print
  • + Digital
  • + Illustration

Beginning in 2015, the National Young Farmers Coalition spearheaded a lobbying campaign persuading Congress to add farmers to the U.S. Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. We provided an identity and collateral for the campaign so they could spread the word throughout their network, both online and in the fields.

In addition to traditional campaign materials like t-shirts, bumper stickers and sign-up forms, we created digital story-bites for NYFC’s social media accounts to tell the perspectives of real farmers and their debt problems. We also designed a comprehensive report of facts, figures and key points of their platform.

You can download a PDF of the report here or read about the campaign in Fast Company.

  • + Identity Design
  • + Illustration
  • + Website

Flirty Meow is an online clothing boutique based in Los Angeles. We created a playful identity to capture the brand’s fun and light-hearted spirit.

Illustrations by Lily Clark for L+L.

  • + Illustration
  • + Website

When the start-up DipJar approached us about an identity refresh, we never anticipated that it would ultimately lead to a whole cast of characters, a sunny utopia called Today Town, and more ‘dip’ puns than you can shake a stick at. But we’re glad it did.

In addition to a phase-one website, printed collateral and brand materials, we provided illustration for a totally charming short video, animated by the talented guys at Studio 1H. Watch it here (come for the informative product spiel, stay for the dancing grandma).

  • + App Design
  • + User Experience

L+L was hired by design and strategy firm MACHINE to assist in conceptualizing, designing, and launching a new product offering and mobile app for FreshDirect focusing on same-day grocery and meal delivery. Led by the MACHINE team, we helped to create a series of initial product concepts, participated in user interviews, iterated on several rounds of product wireframes and interface design, and created developer ready files for implementation. The app is launched, and available for download.

The project was lead by Ryan Jacoby, the found of MACHINE, in collaboration with the internal team at FreshDirect. Other core team members Janvi Jhaveri and Will Hoffman of MACHINE, Ready 366 (Branding and Visual Identity) and Door3 (Development).

Download on the App Store

  • + Book design

Dream Closet—Meditations on Childhood Space is a book of poetry edited by Matthew Burgess, with contributions by Ron Padgett, Michael Cunningham, Luis Jaramillo and others. “Burgess, a poet, children's book author, and magical thinker, has brought together 50 writers and visual artists to respond to the topic of childhood spaces. These small spaces may be sites of solitary reverie, of privacy, of escape, of aesthetic or erotic self-discovery, of queer self-identification, of reading, of making; with each contributor interpreting the topic in their own way.”

Published by Secretary Press.

  • + Book design

“This multi-layered text describes the social, political and personal context that framed the emergence of one of the most critically acclaimed artists of the late-20th century, Felix Gonzalez-Torres. Stone’s Throw attests to the importance of relationships forged throughout the most challenging years of the North American AIDS crisis, as Deitcher recounts his friendships with Gonzalez-Torres, with the activist curator Bill Olander, and the milieu to which they belonged.”

Published by Secretary Press.

  • + Print
  • + Illustration
  • + Information graphics

Created in partnership with The Center for Urban Pedagogy and The Bronx Defenders, "Get It Back!" is a pocket-sized guide to help those who've been recently arrested retrieve their personal items upon release. The guide illustrates the process, which is often convoluted and non-intuitive, with straightforward informational graphics.

Get a copy here

  • + Illustration
  • + Information graphics

We’ve worked with the Android Security team on multiple projects, including their 2015 Annual Security Report, and an illustrated white paper outlining their security review process.

Download the report

  • + Exhibition Identity
  • + Print
  • + Book design

2016 Exhibition collateral and catalogs for Columbia University School of the Arts Visual Arts MFA program. Designed by Project Projects in collaboration with L+L.

  • + Identity Design
  • + Print
  • + Website

Erickson Aesthetics is a Brooklyn based furniture design and prototype studio, founded by Ben Erickson in 2003. Their unique furniture focuses ‘on material experimentation with evolving forms and finishes. We worked with Ben on an identity refresh, website, and variety of printed collateral.

Product photos by Ben Erickson.

Erickson Aesthetics website