Artist/ Gabriella Marcella / RISOTTO

Glasgow, United Kingdom

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RISOTTO

Gabriella Marcella / RISOTTO

Graphic Designer / Risograph Printer / Pattern Designer / Art Director / Illustrator / Business Owner

introduction

I see my work as visual play with a means to decorating a surface. I've always been fascinated with layering varying shapes, typography, colours, and textures. I find that combining these, can create movement within a flat surface, and using pattern is a great tool to transform a shape.

Gabriella Marcella is a Glasgow based designer and director of RISOTTO print and design studio. The studio specialises in providing events, venues, labels and individuals with all manners of creative design and print, installations and art direction. Her clients range from Dr Martens and Urban Outfitters, to Inverness Public Library and the BBC.

What's Happening

Education / Qualifications

09/20/2008 - 06/22/2012

The Glasgow School of Art

Qualification:

Graphic Design: Visual Communications Degree

Location:

Glasgow

Enterprise - Start-up business

08/01/2012 - Present

RISOTTO STUDIO

Role:

Director

RISOTTO STUDIO - Risograph Specialist for creative print and desgin, Glasgow
www.risottostudio.com

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Creative Practice Business Start-up

Where from:

Deutsche Bank

Just before graduating from the Glasgow School of Art, Gabriella entered her business plan for the Deutsche Bank award for Creative Practice and was successful. This award allowed her to kick start RISOTTO, a specialist Risograph studio for print and design. It was the first time an undergraduate has won the award from GSA, and the launch of the studio worked to facilitate the creative community of Glasgow with an affordable and versatile one stop print shop.

Showcase

04/09/2014 - 04/10/2014

Electric Bookshop

Role:

Speaker / Exhibitor

Location:

Edinburgh University

This event was to celebrate a commision created about the first paperback only selling bookshop in Edinburgh. A tribute to Jim Haynes (it's creator) took the form of a Print Station where participants finished the copy of the Paperback comic, using the old print method of a Gestetner.

Showcase

02/02/2013 - 02/02/2013

Billy Connolly: A Life In Pictures

Role:

Artwork Commission for Presentation

Location:

Glasgow's Old Fruit Market

Commission for an 'IRN-BRU' artwork to gift Billy Connolly on the eve of his BAFTA for Scotland Outstanding Contribution Award.

Showcase

02/19/2014 - 03/28/2014

Super Signs

Role:

Artist / Exhibitor

Location:

The Arches, Glasgow

Commissioned by The Arches, SUPER SIGNS was an exhibition inspired by the zodiac, consisting of a body of 12 playful compositions, flush with colour and shape. Work included decorated fabrics, animations and graphics.

Pitchfork Mag
Freaky Poster

KeyFact

RISOTTO’s print studio specialises in Risograph printing

KeyFact

I started printing from my bedroom

KeyFact

for friends and local bands.

KeyFact

I have an ongoing obsession with Sottsass and the Memphis group

Dream Job

Fashion Designer

Work Availability

Available for

Full-Time, Part-Time, Consulting, Freelance, Commission / One-off