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About Miguel Ripoll

Principal and Creative Director

Miguel Ripoll

Designer, writer, lecturer, and digital artist, Miguel Ripoll's distinctive work during an award-winning career spanning over 15 years, which apart from web and print design includes film, theatre, installations and multimedia, has been featured in books and magazines, and exhibited in major art museums all over the world.

Miguel was a Lecturer at University College London, a Visiting Professor at the UPV in Spain, and has taught seminars and master classes at other eight universities in Europe and the US. A guest speaker at design conferences, he has also directed two international symposia, and designed and curated exhibitions in Europe and the Middle East.

conferences

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  • Iconologica 01, City of Arts and Sciences.
  • Director, curator.
  • Speakers: Al Gore, Nicholas Negroponte, Nick Cristea (Digit), Florian Schmitt (hi-res!), Rob Corradi (Preloaded), Thomas Brodhal (Surfstation), Frederik Flade (Deepend), Andrew Jhonston (Designiskinky), Toke Nygaard (k10k.com).
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  • Iconologica 02, IFA.
  • Director, curator.
  • Speakers: William F. Sharpe (Nobel Laureate, Economics), Nick Cristea (Digit), Florian Schmitt and Alexandra Jugovic (hi-res!), Rob Corradi (Preloaded), Thomas Brodhal (Surfstation), David Linderman (Fork), Andre Matarazzo, Daniel Jenett, Robert Lindström.
  • Jaume I Awards
  • Member of the jury, (with Nobel Laureates Professors Paul Berg, Illya Prigogine, Hamilton Smith, and Jerome Friedman).
  • Internet Global Conference, World Trade Centre.
  • Keynote speaker.
  • Intermedia International Workshop, Valencia.
  • Director, keynote speaker.
  • New MediaRo: Bucarest.
  • Keynote speaker and President of the Jury.
  • The Future of Web Design (FOWD), London.
  • Guest speaker.

Press and Publications

Books and publications: Translations of novels by Sharpe, Amis and Hollinghurst. Design work featured in more than a dozen books, including the “Web Design Index”, “The Web Design Idea Book”, “Sexy Web Design”, “Contemporary Islamic Design”, “Designing with Type”, and “Net Work: Ethics and Values in Web Design”.

Newspapers and magazines: featured in Communication Arts, Web Design Magazine, Net Magazine, Computer Arts, PC World, Internet Magazine, Shift Japan, Surfstation, Moluv, Kiroii, NetDiver, Karbon, CSS Beauty, k10k, Pixelsurgeon, etc.

More than fifty interviews and features published in all major Spanish newspapers, including cover stories in El País Semanal, El Mundo, and Información, and in-depth profiles in ABC, Las Provincias, La Voz de Galicia, La Vanguardia, Emprendedores, PC World, Internet Magazine, and others. Monthly feature on web technology and e-business for leading Spanish newspaper El País. Television profiles and interviews in: CNN, Canal +, Tele5, TVE1 and TVE2, Canal 9, Localia TV (Spain), TVA, etc.

exhibitions

  • Reina Sofía Contemporary Arts Museum, Madrid.
  • al-Shebani Center, Aleppo (Islamic City of Culture 2006).
  • KunstWerke, Berlin.
  • Cervantes Institute, New York and other cities.
  • Expo2000, Hannover (Spanish Pavillion).
  • Prince Philip Museum, Valencia.
  • The Alcázar Palace's Museum, Seville.
  • Carlos V Palace, Alhambra, Granada.
  • King Hassan Foundation, Rabat, Morocco.
  • City Museum, Madrid.
  • National Library, Rabat, Morocco.
  • National Library, Madrid
  • Institut du Monde Arab, Paris

Our Work

A distinctive style across all media

From innovative, full-featured, database-driven websites to large-scale exhibitions and multimedia installations; from identity and logo design to print and motion graphics, these are some of the unique projects we have produced.

Latest Projects

USA

Columbia University, New York
Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures

Website / Design / Code
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Sweden

W4SG
Women for Sustainable Growth

Identity / Website / Design / Code / Print
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India

Jai-Pur
Magazine

Identity / Website / Design / Code
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Morocco

Al-Andalous: Une Culture de L'Eau
Fonds Hassan II / Jardin d'Essais Rabat

Identity / Exhibition / Design / Print

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USA

Snowflake
Technology Reserve

Identity / Design / Print

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Spain

Salam, Beste kultura batzuetara irekitako lehioa
Basque Country Government / Casa Libia

Identity / Exhibition / Design / Print

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All-time Favourites

Morocco

Qalam, L'Art du Livre
National Library of Morocco

Identity / Exhibition / Design / Print

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Canada

Creamery

Identity / Design / Print / Website / Code

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USA

University of California, Berkeley
Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Website / Design / Code

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Sweden

Lund University
Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Identity / Website / Design / Code / Print

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USA

Jesús Rodriguez Velasco

Identity / Website / Design / Code / Print
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Featured projects from our archives

2014

FUNCI
Islamic Culture Foundation

Spain 

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Multilingual, database-driven, content-rich new website for this prestigious foundation based in Spain and Morocco focusing on collaborative non-partisan cultural projects.

  • Website
  • Design
  • Code
  • Print
2013

Taleo Project Services

Canada 

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Integral identity, website and print design for this leading project management and business analysis company based in Calgary.

  • Website
  • Design
  • Code
  • Print
2012

BreadFast
Coffee and Bakery

Spain 

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Turnkey design project for this coffee-shop/bakery franchise, including interior decoration of the site, menus, packaging, uniforms, and custom furniture.

  • Identity
  • Design
  • Print
2011

W4SG
Summit

Sweden 

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Unique identity and print design for this Swedish foundation and think tank that aims to build bridges between Europe and the Middle East with a series of initiatives mainly focusing on entrepreneurial women.

  • Identity
  • Design
  • Print
2010

El Dios de Madera
DC Media

Spain 

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Title sequence and integral print and promo design for this award-winning Spanish movie directed by Vicente Molina Foix and starring Marisa Paredes.

  • Identity
  • Motion
  • Design
  • Print
2009

Medomed
Cultural Landscapes

Spain 

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Identity, website and print materials for this international foundation based in Madrid that funds conservation projects for cultural and natural landscapes.

  • Identity
  • Website
  • Design
  • Code
  • Print
2007

BornLiving
Barcelona

Spain 

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Identity and website for this Barcelona-based international state agent specialising in luxury, unique properties.

  • Identity
  • Website
  • Design
  • Code
  • Print
2006

Belcanto
Opera Tours

Spain 

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Identity, branding, website, illustrations and print design for this Spanish travel agency specialising in luxury opera tours.

  • Identity
  • Website
  • Design
  • Code
  • Print
2005

Els Veus del Silenci

Spain 

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Spectacular, giant street sculpture / installation (weighting over twenty tons of painted wood and cardboard, which was then burnt down) and its book companion, a commission for the Alicante City Council.

  • Installation
  • Design
  • Print
2005

FUNCI
Islamic Culture Foundation

Spain 

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Complete re-branding, including new identity and website, for this Spanish cultural foundation based in Madrid and Rabat.

  • Identity
  • Website
  • Design
  • Code
  • Print
2004

Maximino Zumalave

Spain 

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Personal website for the Philharmonic Orchestra of Galicia's principal guest conductor, the internationally acclaimed maestro Maximino Zumalave.

  • Website
  • Design
  • Code
  • Print
2003

Iraq
cradle of Cultures

Spain 

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Interactive, rich-media micro-site companion for an exhibition on the pioneering Assyrian and Babylonian civilisations, and the cultural innovations they created.

  • Website
  • Design
  • Code
2002

Lenguas de Plata
Teatres de la Generalitat

Spain 

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Stage sets, art direction and print materials (posters, flyers) for this new show, commissioned by the National Theatre of Valencia.

  • Sets
  • Design
  • Print
2002

Salamanca, European City of Culture

Spain 

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Official website for Salamanca, European City of Culture, commissioned by the local government and the city's Council.

  • Website
  • Design
  • Code
2001

FUNCI
Islamic Culture Foundation

Spain 

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Posters, promotional materials, and a striking new website were produced in a distinctive visual style this leading cultural foundation in Spain.

  • Branding
  • Website
  • Design
  • Code
  • Print
2001

Sagitario
Canal+

Spain 

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Title sequence and motion graphics, typography and identity, posters and promo materials, packaging and CD design for this Spanish movie produced by Canal + starring Ángela Molina and Bob Wilson.

  • Branding
  • Motion
  • Graphics
  • Type
  • Print
2000

Gardens of Al-Andalus

Spain / Syria / Morocco 

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Commissioned by the Spanish Ministry of Culture to commemorate the Aleppo's status as cultural capital of Islam, this touring exhibition has since visited several countries with great success.

  • Identity
  • Exhibition
  • Design
  • Print
2000

Signs of the Century
MCARS

Spain 

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A major show at the Reina Sofía Museum in Madrid chronicled the history of Spanish design, starting in 1900 with Picasso, and ending in 2000 with Miguel Ripoll. This cheeky interactive piece was the closing piece of the exhibition.

  • Multimedia
  • Design
  • Code
2000

Apparel Idea
Chemistry of Fashion

USA 

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Integral branding project for this leading manufacturer and distributor of chemical products to the apparel and textile industries based in Mexico and the USA.

  • Identity
  • Website
  • Design
  • Code
  • Print
1999

Liberty of London

UK 

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Iconic department store Liberty went through a radical revamp, and this atmospheric, website was developed to reflect online the new look of the brand through media-rich, award-winning imagery.

  • Website
  • Design
  • Code
1999

British Telecom
E-Business

UK 

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Promotional micro-site for BT's E-Business products. A series of cheeky cartoon animations were produced to illustrate the website, which were also turned into a nation-wide print and TV ad campaign.

  • Website
  • Motion
  • Design
  • Code
1998

Usit
Campus Travel

UK 

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Playful, innovative, integral e-commerce website for USIT Campus, at that time Britain's second largest student and young people's travel specialist.

  • Website
  • Design
  • Code
1998

PetNet
Meridian (ITV)

UK 

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Meridian Broadcasting (ITV) commissioned this website as a companion to its popular shows about wildlife, one of the first online engagement platforms ever built in the UK to work alongside TV programming.

  • Website
  • Design
  • Code
1998

Arthur Andersen Consulting

UK 

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Corporate website for the British branch of global consultancy firm Arthur Andersen, built in collaboration with London-based design studio EyeToEye.

  • Website
  • Design
  • Code
1997

Gemini
CRM Software

UK 

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Ground-breaking website for customer care software firm Gemini, with call-back customer support and fully automated subscriptions and downloads, introducing new corporate colours that are still in use today.

  • Website
  • Design
  • Code
1997

UCL
University of London

UK 

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Pioneering rich-media interactive website built as a companion for a course on literature and art in the early 20th Century taught at the Department of Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies.

  • Website
  • Design
  • Code
1997

Financial Times
Pearson

UK 

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Extranets and subscription feed platforms built for the Financial Times Media & Telecoms division of the Pearson Communications Group, the first project at its level of its kind in the UK.

  • Website
  • Design
  • Code

Services

Integral solutions

If you need a new website, or a title sequence for a movie, or a book designed from cover to cover, or a spectacular exhibition, you have come to the right place. We have extensive experience in all those, and more!

Web

Beautifully designed, feature-rich database-driven websites and apps built on open standards and strict code compliance.

Exhibitions

Large scale exhibitions, from concept to opening: we can design, build, transport, and launch any project you can dream of.

Identity

From small local projects to some of the biggest brands in the world, from corporate businesses to non-profit foundations.

Print

Be it a company report, or an art exhibition catalogue, or complex jobs with unusual materials, we have done it all.

Latest News

What we are up to now

  • January 2015

    A seminar on the future of Digital Humanities

  • Miguel Ripoll has been invited to lecture on "the future of digital humanities" at Columbia University in New York next Spring. He will be discussing his interdisciplinary views on what needs to be done to further integrate digital media with academia, and how to best use open standards to build tools to share knowledge online.

  • December 2014

    Continuing partnership with W4SG in Sweden and the Middle East

  • We have built a newly designed website for W4SG, which introduces a fresh take on the identity we created for them two years ago. For 2015 we have already planned new projects to continue our collaboration with this international foundation with a focus on women's issues in the Middle East.

Quick Answers

To frequently asked questions

Choosing a new design and technology partner can be a daunting and often confusing process. Here are a few answers that might help you decide whether we are the right fit for your project or not.

  • How much does a website (or a logo, or whatever) cost?

  • As little or as much as you want to spend. It depends of how many features and custom functionality you require, which translates into time spent on the project. Of course you can get a website for under 12k, and even a logo for 20 bucks. We prefer, however, to get involved only in projects with budgets that allow us to have enough time to develop something truly unique.

  • How long will it take to complete my project?

  • Hard to say. A simple website can take as little as four to eight weeks, but complex branding for a global corporation, or a large scale exhibition might need three to six months to design and build. We prefer, however, not to rush, and certainly won't accept last minute or impromptu jobs, as the careful, thoughtful process we favour requires time to mature.

  • Do you provide hosting services or server setup and maintenance?

  • No, but we can suggest the most affordable option that meets the technical specifications you require. We are not in any way affiliated to any web hosting company or technology partner in particular, and always give entirely independent advice.

  • Can you build database driven and/or e-commerce websites?

  • Absolutely: in fact, all websites we build are database driven, usually based on open source content management systems like WordPress (which we customise with our own modules and plugins to provide extra functionality and a better user experience). No matter how complex your project is, we can handle it, as we have extensive experience with large-scale e-commerce and CRM systems.

  • Do I need special tools or skills to add or edit content in a database-driven website?

  • Definitely not. We have crafted a unique interface that is so intuitive and easy to use, even for non-technical users that, although we include instructions, after only 30 minutes of training you will be able to control every aspect of your website, and easily make changes as and when you need to.

  • Will we need to have face to face meetings?

  • We always work remotely, via Skype and email, which is quicker, cheaper and better for documenting projects. As we have clients in Europe, the Americas and the Middle East, it makes much more sense from a logistic point of view as well. During development of the project, we will grant you access to a private online "testing ground" hosted in our own server, where you will be able to monitor the project's progress.

  • Will you write copy for my project?

  • Although we usually do not get involved with writing or editing content, we can provide this additional service, if you need it.

Say Hello

How can we help you?

Interested in working together? Fill out this form with some basic information about your project and we will get back to you, usually between 1 or 2 business days.

We are happy to answer any questions you have, or provide you with an estimate, but please refer to the Answers section first for frequently asked questions.