Ariane Spanier is an innovative Berlin-based art director & graphic designer. She is known for her playful approach to typography and her manipulation of type and texture by hand.

She studied visual communication at the Art Academy Berlin-Weißensee. After a stay in New York she opened her design studio in Berlin in 2005. Many of Ariane Spanier’s clients have a cultural background such as galleries, artists, filmmakers, musicians, publishers and architects. The studio’s focus lies on the design of books, catalogues, posters, but identities, animations, illustration and digital design are part of the studios practice.

Since 2006 Ariane has been the creative director of Fukt, an annual magazine for contemporary drawing.

Spanier has won many awards, including from the Type Directors Club of New York, the 100 Best Austrian, German and Swiss Posters Competition, the Graphis Poster Annual and, in 2011, the design competition for the design of Kieler Woche, the largest sailing festival in the world with its unique design history.

Her work has been published in numerous magazines and design books. She has been a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale since 2013. Since 2018 she is a permanent juror overseeing the annual competition for the “Kieler Woche”. Ariane Spanier lives and works in Berlin.