Ludovic Balland was born in Geneva and graduated from the Basel School of Design. In 2006, he founded Ludovic Balland Typography Cabinet in Basel, an established graphic design studio specialized in editorial projects for international clients. Ludovic has been teaching at the ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne since 2003 in addition to holding lectures and workshops in Europe and the USA. Since 2010 he is member of AGI, Alliance Graphique Internationale and was awarded the Jan Tschichold Prize in 2016 for his outstanding achievements in book design. He was recently involved in the visual communication of ‘documenta 14’. In January 2018 he will start as chair for typography and editorial in Leipzig at the HGB (Hoschule für Graphic und Buchkunst).