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Informative Layouts: Visual Design by Nathalie Gribinski

An editorial advertisement in a fashion magazineFashion Fair, journal advertisement

Nathalie Gribisnki is a graphic designer, artist, and illustrator based in Chicago. Nathalie’s work in advertising and marketing showcases an eye for composition and informative layouts.

A mock-up of a brochure for a law firmRooney, Rippie, and Ratnaswamy, law firm brochure


It’s interesting to see work for clients from a wide variety of different fields compiled in Nathalie’s Marketing portfolio. The artist has a talent for capturing not only the necessary information, but also creating compositions that reflect the tone and purpose of the given business. For example, Nathalie’s designs for a law firm brochure have a professional, sleek, and serious tone, while promotional designs for an art fair emphasize color and creativity more heavily.

A screen capture of the front page of Nathalie Gribinski's design websiteThe front page of Nathalie's design website


In her graphic design portfolio, I can see some of the visual tropes of Nathalie’s smooth, fluid abstract works. In particular, I find the artist’s use of negative space to be deliberate and effective throughout her two portfolios – it helps to create a clean, highly legible look in logos and whitepaper designs.

A logo design for a music schoolThe Art of Karim Yengsep, music school identity design


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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. She is a recent graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, where she studied Critical and Cultural Practices. She is passionate about talking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In her studio practice she is a painter, but she considers herself an art writer and educator foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises

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