Co-founder of the creative studio ATYPICAL, Isabel works at the intersection of typography, design, and art direction to visualize language, culture, and identity. For her residency project, she’s exploring how typography-led design can respond to a place, its language, and its cultural identity. She’s developing experimental typefaces and designs that visualize specific ideas, words, and characteristics that sometimes feel untranslatable or unexplainable. Underpinned by social research, her work aims to celebrate language and identity in an unconventional way. During her residency year, she’s building on her typography skills and continuing to work with brands interested in cultural design.
Being passionately drawn to creative work is a feeling most designers and artists can attest to. Taking on the challenge of turning that passion into your full time career is often the next step. Isabel Lea, Laura Zalenga and Nadine Kolodziey are three of Adobe’s 2018 Creative Residents and they’re dedicating the next year to such a journey. Learn about the projects they have lined up, the challenges they anticipate and where they want it all to go.
The Adobe Creative Residency empowers talented individuals to spend a year focusing on a personal creative project, while sharing their experience and process with the creative community.