We are committed to meaningful visual communication that will endure, avoiding the trivial and combining creative ingenuity with serious thinking focused on our client’s needs.

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People
We are a pool of diversity. At present, 8 professionals of different age, gender and background, with complementary skills and at times contrasting opinions, bring their insightful and strategic focus to brand-oriented issues.

Marco Cassino
Senior graphic designer. Born in Locarno, 1976. Education Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venezia. Joined CCRZ in 2008.

Eugenio Castiglioni
Creative director. Born in Milano, 1972. Education Scuola Politecnica di Design, Milano. Co-founder of CCRZ in 2007.

Paolo Cavalli
Creative director. Born in Cantù, 1970. Education Politecnico di Milano, Faculty of Architecture. Guest lecturer at SUPSI Lugano. Co-founder of CCRZ in 2007.

Ludovica Niero
Architect. Born in Vicenza, 1988. Education Università IUAV di Venezia, B.Arch; ENSA Paris Belleville; Politecnico di Milano, Master of Architecture. Joined CCRZ in 2016.

Daiana Riva
Senior graphic designer. Born in Morbegno, 1986. Education Supsi, Lugano, Communication Design. Joined CCRZ in 2012.

Daniele Walker
Junior designer and photographer. Born in Faido, 1992. Education Ecal, Lausanne, Industrial design. Joined CCRZ in 2017.

Marco Zürcher
Creative director. Born in Lugano, 1969. Education CSIA, Lugano.  Guest lecturer at SUPSI Lugano. Co-founder of CCRZ in 2007.

Clients
We take the utmost care in listening to our clients because we believe that the success of a project is built on a deep understanding of its objectives. We always seek individual solutions and often establish long-term relationships.

Commercial

Andina Maker

Florette edizioni

Gallotti&Radice

Securlift

Tapisan

1h Clean

Altaeco Group

Cetra Alimentari

Check-up

Cinex Brazil

Desalto

Dexo

Domus

Dow Chemicals

Edizioni Casagrande

Fioroni design

GSI

Humboldt Books

Kappaventotto

Leaf

Luceplan

Making Stands

Mandarin Oriental

Migros Ticino

Modaluce

Momò

Phaidon

PPM Industries

Prodir

Q1

Quadro Vehicles

Quodlibet editore

Ratti

Rawstove

Sparton

Victorinox Italia

Culture

Chiasso Letteraria

Chiasso_Culture in Movimento

Fondazione Monte Verità

Museo cantonale d’Arte Lugano

Prix Oppenheim

Studio CCRZ

Trickster-p

Archivio Cattaneo

Associazione Danza Contemporanea Svizzera

Biennale dell’immagine

Collezione Olgiati

Fondazione Archivio Donetta

Holcim Foundation

LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura

MASI Lugano

Museo Civico Villa dei Cedri

Museo d’Arte Lugano

Museo d’Arte Mendrisio

Museo di Val Verzasca

Percento Culturale Migros

Teatro del Tempo

Villa del Grumello

Institutions/Education

Ufficio Federale della Cultura

Accademia Architettura Mendrisio

Camera di Commercio di Como

Città di Lugano

Comune di Balerna

Comune di Chiasso

Comune di Rossa

Giovani Industriali di Como

Kiefer Hablitzel Preis

Lura Ambiente

PVP Piano Viabilità del Polo Luganese

Scuola Club Migros

Supsi

Ticino Film Commision

Unione Industriali di Como

Univercomo

USI Università della Svizzera italiana

Various/Other

Studio Ivano Gianola Architetto

AACD

Act Now

Alpe del lupo

Anthology Film Archive

Architetti Brambilla Orsoni

Associazione Biblioteca Salita dei Frati

Associazione Svizzera degli editori e dei librai

Associazione VivaChiasso

ATFMR

Bettina Mengani Enggmann

BSI Contemporary Art Collection

Comitato Balerna Sì

Dr. Chattanooga

L’Ideatorio

Libreria Agorà

Mariapia Borgnini

Pardo al Parco

Specimen

Torricelli Zwerger

Verdi di Lugano

Zürcher Balmelli & Partners

Competencies

We are versatile and multidisciplinary, and synchronize our competencies with trusted creative specialists when the project requires.

Art Direction

Strategy

Print

Web

Graphic design

Identity design

Corporate design

Exhibition design

Editorial design

Book design

Product design

Packaging design

Signage design

Shop design

Web design

Multi-channel marketing

Publishing

Storytelling

Content creation

Copywriting

Naming

Campaigns

Photography

Video

Commercials

Motion Graphics

Styling

Architecture

Business Model Generation Workshops

Coaching

Awards & Distinctions
With great clients, great things happen. For them and for us. Here are some winning moments.

Awards & Featurings

2010
Best Cover Design, Rockport Publishers

2011
Italian Design Is Coming Home. to Switzerland, William Georgi and Tommaso Minnetti, Actar Publishers

2013
Red Dot Award, Corporate Identity, Be Pure Campaign, Prodir

2014
Swiss Poster Award

2014
Type Plus, Adrian Shaughnessy and Tony Brook, Unit edition

2014
100 Beste Plakate 2014, Deutschland, Österreich, Schweiz, by Verlag Hermann Schmidt

2014
IF Design Award, Corporate Communication, PVP, City of Lugano

2014
NiVo, Revue pour l’architecture et le fibres-ciment, Éditeur FibreCem Holding SA

2014
Form, (in no. 253), Land of Design – Switzerland,Peter Wesner Publisher

2015
50 Books/50 Covers, published by Observer Edition with AIGA, American Institute of Graphic Arts

2015
Transparent. Transparencies in design, Victionary

2015
Trnava Poster Triennal, Jan Koniarek Gallery in Trnava,Slovensko

2015
Idn International design Network (vol.22 no.1), Sistem Design Limited, Hong Kong

2015
Novum, World of graphic design, Stiebner Verlag

2015
Signage & Wayfinding Design, Designersbooks, Beijing

2015
New Signage Design. Connecting People & Spaces, Promopress

2016
Holistic Retail Design, Frame Publishers

Exhibitions

2014
100 beste Plakate 14. Deutschland Österreich Schweiz, Staatliche Museum in Berlin

2014
Senza meta. Il libro come pensiero fotografico, curated by Elio Grazioli (nell’ambito di Fotografia europea), Chiostri di San Pietro, Reggio Emilia

2015
50 Books/50 Covers, AIGA national conference, New Orleans

2016
Swiss Style Now, 41 Cooper Gallery (Cooper Union), New York

News
There is no such thing as silence.

Something is always happening that makes a sound.
(John Cage)

Tabù

Visual identity for the 13th edition of Chiasso Letteraria

Taboo is this year’s specific theme of the great literary festival of Chiasso. Therefore the visual identity it’s all about going beyond the rules. Massive title speaks in a loud voice using classic colours of prohibition black and red, accompanied by bizarre forms of censorship, erasure, and mysterious images, maybe a sort of subliminal messages. Between sacred and profane.

Field of opportunity

Graphic and exhibition design for Città di Lugano

The city offers plenty of possibilities of professional training and job opportunity. For the biennial Expo dedicated to young people we designed a special visual identity based on flashy colours, statuary letters, abstract symbols.

Automatic Machines

Publication for the exhibition at Teatro dell’Architettura

The new building by Mario Botta in the Architecture Academy campus opened with the exhibition “Sette Architetture Automatiche e altri esercizi” by the Atelier Blumer. The book recalls the overall approach to this exhibited design practice: think, experiment, play.

Contacts
Would like to get in touch? For business enquiries please contact studio@ccrz.ch
If you are interested in applying for an internship please email cv@ccrz.ch with your digital portfolio or link.

Switzerland
CCRZ s.a.
via Silva, 5
6828 Balerna
+41 91 690 50 10
studio@ccrz.ch
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Italy
CCRZ s.r.l.
via Roma, 14
22040 Anzano del Parco
+39 031 619 219
studio@ccrz.ch
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