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About Brousse & Ruddigkeit – Thinking design

Lea Brousse (France) & Raban Ruddigkeit (Germany) working together since 2015 as corporate designers, illustrators & publishers in Berlin. Their design solutions are interdisciplinary, cross-media & always innovative.

Lea Brousse was born in Provence, in France in 1984. In 2004 she completed her Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology GCEA level. After that she studied Product Design at the first ESAAT Roubaix, and received a BTEC Higher National Diploma in product design in 2006. She moved to Venice and in 2009 obtained a Master’s degree in Product Industrial Design from the University of Architecture IUAV. Afterwards, she worked as a designer for Teodolinda (Venice), Glow (Berlin) and many others. From 2012 to 2014 she was Lead Designer at Zafin (North America). She works also as illustrator, published the book “Ficktogram“, and is living in Berlin.

Raban Ruddigkeit was born in Leipzig, Germany in 1968. In the 1980s he co-founded the first and last fanzine of the GDR. After ten years as designer for magazines and ten years as art director in advertising (e.g. Scholz & Friends, Jung von Matt), since 2009 he has been linking these two worlds in his own Berlin studio. To date he has won more than 100 national and international awards (Cannes Design Lion, European Design Award, ADC Europe…). In 2012 his atelier was awarded as “Rookie Agency of the Year” by Art directors club and KfW Banking Group.

He is the Founder of “Freistil – The Book Of Illustrators” and Co-Editor of “Typodarium”, and “Poladarium”. In 2013 he publish his first monography “Rapport”. Raban has lectured and taught in Hamburg, Munich, Frankfurt and Berlin, where he lives since 1996. 2015 he start with Lea Brousse the new adventure Brousse & Ruddigkeit. From winter 2016 Raban Ruddigkeit is teaching at Münster School of Design. Read Wikipedia in german.