Martin Woodtli is best known for precise isometric creations that blur the lines between illustration, architecture, and design. Blending color and experimental type, Woodtli has worked on everything from posters to infographics to animations.
Woodtli studied at the Zurich University of the Arts with poster designer Ralph Schraivogel, whom he describes as a significant influence not just stylistically, but as the source of a design philosophy that centers on “first just doing, and then reflecting.” Woodtli also thanks Dutch typographer Karel Martens for an approach that addresses the broader issues around sustainable graphic design and education. Woodtli himself now teaches at the Lucerne School of Art and Design.
After he graduated, time spent working with Stefan Sagmeister and David Carson in New York gave Woodtli a chance to experience the “compressed and surprising” city so unlike his native Switzerland, and to gain a new perspective on life and work. He says that the two designers shaped his business skills even more than his art.Read feature