Enter the Playful Universe of Gilles & Cecilie

Gilles & Cecilie’s art spreads a message of love, empathy, and joyfulness. A multi-disciplinary creative duo, the two have met while studying graphic design at Central Saint Martins, and have worked together ever since, promoting inspiring messages in eye-popping colors. “Spread love,” reads one rainbow-colored installation of theirs, while another mural (painted on a wall in a school in Greenwich) highlights the word “Kindness.”

With a strong belief that their creativity can help communicate important issues, the two graphic designers have also been involved in many educational projects. “It is exciting to research, collaborate, and to create programs that are challenging and that make the audience think,” said Cecile in an interview with The Association of Illustrators.

“Every time we meet a new group of students or professionals we have to analyze how we are doing things,” she adds. “What are our procedures? What is creativity? How do we run our studio? How do we get ideas across? Going through all these questions regularly helps us to make potential changes within our practice as well as discuss with others how they work. I always learn as much as I teach.”

With their skills complementing each other, the two have managed to carve a unique niche for themselves, creating anything from illustrations to installations and wall paintings, and attracting clients like Nissan, diet Pepsi, and The Guardian. Check their work out in the gallery below and follow them on Instagram for more.