Studio EMMI is a London based graphic design practice established in 2005 by Emmi Salonen. Internationally awarded Studio EMMI works with clients and collaborators on local and global projects; identities, marketing campaigns, digital media, exhibitions, environments, events and publishing projects.
Over the years we have helped businesses in the worlds of retail, commerce, culture, art, academia and policy making, by championing messages for a better society, positive participation, sustainable design, heirloom quality and charitable causes. We create imaginative communication solutions for good ethical businesses, bringing measurable return on their design investment.
Emmi is the author of the book Common Interest: Documents, and contributes to industry magazines on topics ranging from typography to women in design. As well as designing, she teaches at various universities based in the UK, and regularly lectures across the country and beyond. Emmi was one of the main stage speakers at AIGA’s Design Conference in New Orleans, USA, in October, talking to an audience of 2000+ (see video).
Born in Finland, Emmi Salonen studied graphic design in the UK at the University of Brighton. In 2001 she moved to northern Italy to work at Fabrica, Benetton Group’s prestigious communication research studio for young designers. She then worked for consultancies in London and at Karlssonwilker in New York before setting up Studio EMMI.
If you like what you see, would like to commission work or just want to meet up, say hello and talk about the possibilities we would love to hear from you.
Call or email Emmi if you have a project to discuss
+44 (0)77 5200 1311
Selected Client List
AIGA - The Professional Association for Design
Finnish Institute in London
Finnish National Gallery
ITC - Independent Theatre Council
The Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts
Thames & Hudson
TFL - Transport for London
UCLH - University College London Hospital
Emmi Salonen at AIGA Design Conference, New Orleans, USA, Main Stage 2015
Creative Ecosystem by Emmi Salonen at the RSA, London, UK 2019
Tiia Sammallahti & Emmi Salonen at the RSA, London, UK 2019
AIGA Design Conference, New Orleans, USA
Design Museum, London
Kingston School of Art, UK
London Collage of Communication, UK
London Metropolitan University, UK
New Buck University, UK
Nottingham Trent University, UK
Ravensbourne University, UK
Shillington Collage, London, UK
Selected C, Bilbao, Spain
The RSA, London
Typographic Circle, London, UK
University of Brighton, UK
University College Falmouth, UK
University of Northampton, UK
University of Southampton, UK
Our projects have been published in more than 100 books and publications, and have been exhibited around Europe, Asia and both North and South America. Here's some of our favourites.
Graphic Design: A User’s Manual by Adrian Shaughnessy, Laurence King
Great British Identity by Marius Sala, Index Book
The Best of Brochure Design by Kiki Eldridge, Rockport
Los Logos: Compass by Robert Klanten, Die Gestalten Verlag