Having worked in many museums in various countries (ATWTP in Copenhagen, Met Museum, 2x4 in NYC) as well as design studios (Leslie David Studio, DeValence) and shared a residence at the Fabrica (the research centre founded by the Benetton Group in Treviso, Italy), Claire and Laïs got together in 2015 in Paris, united by the desire to inject graphic design with their own personal take and sensibilities.
Byzance now lies at the crossroads where graphic design (print and digital), artistic direction (photos and videos) and art meet. Together, Laïs and Claire develop powerful universes and guide their clients with globally-focused artistic direction for brands.
This fondness for mixing different influences has led them to launch a huge variety of projects, working with the arts, fashion and music worlds, but also to exhibit a great many personal projects. They also like to create with others and are keen on collaborations that often lead to enriching encounters – the collaboration with Paperit is a good example.
Their colourful universe with the emphasis on the hand-made is highly recognizable and ensures that Byzance stands out on the French graphic design scene.