Martina Brassel is a Swiss graphic designer working independently with her own studio in Zurich since 2016. Her work focuses on editorial and book design as well as visual identities and websites for national and international clients most often in the fields of the arts, architecture and design.

She’s currently working, inter alia, on the design for a book about Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron, published by Steidl, a monograph about the female artist Hedi Mertens for MASI Lugano and Haus Konstruktiv Zürich and a poetry/art book with Jürg Halter and Uwe Wittwer. 


Martina Brassel, Graphic Design
Birmensdorferstrasse 400
8055 Zürich


previous positions

Teaching Assistant, Zurich University of the Arts ZHdK, Dep. Visual Communication, 2015–2020
Designer at Studio Marie Lusa, Zürich 2012–2015
BA in Visual Communication, Zurich University of the Arts, 2012


DAM Architectural Book Award 2019 (Baku. Oil And Urbanism)
Richard Schlagmann Art Book Award 2019 (Toward a Concrete Utopia)
DAM Architectural Book Award 2018 (Toward a Concrete Utopia)
Winner of the DAM Architectural Book Award 2016 (African Modernism, at Studio Marie Lusa)
Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2015 (African Modernism, at Studio Marie Lusa)
Gold medal Best Art Book 2015 FILAF d’Or (African Modernism, at Studio Marie Lusa)
Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2014 (Gustave Courbet, at Studio Marie Lusa)