Los Angeles certainly is not seen as a design city. It’s not Portland or New York, where designers and illustrators seem to be emerging from practically every little hideout in the city. Los Angeles is a bit scattered and coming into its own in a lot of areas, one of them actually being design. We’ve spoken to a few design types in the city previously but this week we have a bonafide boutique design studio from Los Angeles: Ludlow Kingsley.
The studio is led by Roxanne Daner and Clark Stiles, two Los Angeles based designers who met six years ago and started working together under the name Ludlow Kingsley (which is the name of their fictitious boss). They’ve been doing really stellar work and are proof of a rising group of designers in Los Angeles that are doing all sorts of fantastic stuff. The problem, as discussed in our conversation with them, is that the Los Angeles design community is still growing and–therefore–is a bit spread out, many designers, illustrators, and like artists unaware of each other’s presence. In any event, it gives us a lot of hope that we will one day rival all the other design cities in the world here in Southern California. Here’s hoping!