Amandine Alessandra is a graphic designer and a photographer now based in Montréal.
Since graduating with a Masters in Fine Arts & Aesthetics in Aix-en-Provence (France) and a Masters in Graphic Design from the London College of Communication (UK), she has developed her typographic practice both in a commercial context and as personal research.
She has worked on social-media based award winning campaigns for Havas Worldwide, developed large-scale typographic workshops for the Victoria & Albert Museum and various textile projects for DesignMarketo and Selfridges, created an organic typeface for ALSTOM and a performance-based campaign for the WWF in Germany to help raise awareness about Earth Hour.
A co-founder of Tower Block Books Ltd, a London-based independent publishing company, Amandine is the co-author of 2 children’s books. She also contributes to publications by Steven Heller, Gestalten, Rotovision, Mark Batty, Laurence King, as well as Slanted and Wired magazines.
While running her photographic practice in London, Amandine has collaborated with art directors, architects, interior and product designers all over Europe. Her photographic work has been published by the likes of Domus, the New York Times, Wallpaper* magazine, Elle Decor Italia and Vogue Brasil.
She has worked as a graphic design lecturer at the University of Bedfordshire, the University of Hertfordshire, the University of Ravensbourne, the London College of Communication (UK) and the Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts of Beirut. She enjoys developing workshops for both large institutions such as the Victoria & Albert museum and local schools as part of her research.
Now a Professor of Photography at the School of Design of Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), she is currently working on Spatiotype, a project of flying typography. She is also a co-searcher of the Diament chair of research, exploring possible visual languages in the field of mental health.