Anton & Irene
- Vienna / Gartenbaukino / Main Stage
Anton Repponen and Irene Pereyra climbed their way from junior designers to founders of their own studio. Their studio Anton & Irene is known well beyond Brooklyn and their projects are not limited to web-design. In their portfolio you will find projects for Spotify, SPACE10/IKEA, Karim Rashid, Zumtobel, The Met, Nickelodeon, BBC, Balenciaga, Wacom, National Geographic, USA Today and Red Bull, as well as self-initiated projects like an interactive documentary on co-living, and an analog wristwatch. Besides that, almost every month Anton & Irene deliver workshops and lectures in various corners of the world. They have more than a dozen of prestigious awards including Webby, Emmy, Red Dot, .NET and Cannes Lions. And, yes, their studio does indeed deserve a specifically dedicated board on Pinterest.
Nearly every designer after a few years of working for a studio, begins to think about starting his or her own business. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a fancy office, work only on the projects that you like, without having to sell your soul to the devilish client and compromise when amending designs? But reality is more complex than that and definitely less romantic. Anton Repponen and Irene Pereyra of the Brooklyn design studio “Anton & Irene” will talk about transforming a small studio into a project and will share their experiences including all the successes and failures they went through along the way.