Edda Salander-Jones

Edda Salander-Jones is an artist and graphic designer. Having worked in publishing and advertising in Berlin until 2005, she decided thereafter to focus her work on photography, installation and graphic design – the latter for clients in Kent including the Jasmin Vardimon Company, the Bay Trust and DAD. DAD is a major part of her work and has also encouraged her explorations further afield: From creating the design for Tage der Utopie (a biennial conference on utopian ideas for a better future) between 2010 and 2016; to designing the first German issue of a supplement magazine for the national tourism agency Visit Britain in 2014; and most recently the launch of an annual event series, the Arnis Art Experience, in June 2018 on the Baltic coast in North Germany near the Danish border.

She has been with DAD from the beginning and is responsible for their strong visual branding and graphic design. In 2005, she designed the now legendary visiting cards – in four luminous colours with the embossed DAD logo and has been happily expanding the graphic world of DAD ever since.

As well as working on the majority of published material accompanying all their projects, Edda has also focussed on some larger design projects with DAD – including the major re-design of the DAD website in 2014. In 2017 she presented DAD with a special limited edition newspaper to commemorate its 10th anniversary the previous year. Her latest major work for DAD is  the stand-alone website for the CHALKUP21 project that was  launched in January 2018.

Edda returned to Germany in 2012 but loves coming back to Dover regularly.