I am senior partner at Tiemme Studio, a multidisciplinary firm based in Milan, focused on architecture, graphic design and creative strategy, with whom I collaborated as a consultant for many years.
I have recently joined the team at BuildEdit in Berlin
[website coming soon!]
Beside teaching, I am a member of CAST Type Foundry and one of the founding partners of Incipit Lab.
And proud member of Alpabettes.org, a loose network who supports and promotes the work of all women in our fields.
For any enquiries please drop a line at:
MARTA [AT] MARTABERNSTEIN.COM
or arrange a visit to my studio:
via Telesio 20 — 20145 Milan IT
For over a decade I have been creating and developing identity systems across various media, with a deep care for typography.
I have a solid know-how in designing wayfinding and signage systems for office building and public spaces.
Before joining Tiemme Studio I founded in 2006 LS graphic design in Milan, where I worked for nine years.
I have been collaborating with a diverse range of clients, both large and small, from NGOs and public institutions to international companies.
I very much love teaching and I have been involved in it on a regular basis since 2007. I have been adjunct professor since 2011 at Politecnico of Milan and I teach in various courses in typography and type design at SPD (Scuola Politecnica di Design), Domus Academy, Escuela de Arquitectura (Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona).
CAST Foundry – Cooperativa Anonima Servizi Tipografici
CAST is an Italian digital type foundry dedicated to the production and marketing of high quality fonts, focused on branding and publishing. Together with Erasmo Ciufo and Riccardo Olocco in 2013 we started it, soon joined by Roberto Arista, Alessio D'Ellena, Luciano Perondi, Alessandro Tartaglia.
Since Summer 2013 I have been part of the project Incipit, a new Milan-based creative lab and business. The company's aim is to help talented young designers bring their ideas to life. Incipit's official kickoff took place during Milan Design Week 2014 and it has been growing ever since. More on our facebook, twitter, and Instagram.
I graduated in 2006 at the Politecnico University of Milan with Emanuela Conidi. I presented the dissertation «A Hundred Years of Type in Italy 1813–1908. From the death of Bodoni to the raise of Augusta» at Kerning Conference in Faenza in 2016.
In 2009 I graduated in Type Design at Type and Media Master, the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague, NL.