About Safwat + Ulrich is a London based design studio. The Studio integrates graphic design, film and installations. We work within a collaborative network of architects, artists, designers and filmmakers.
Diego Ulrich, PartnerDiego Ulrich is a London based designer. He co-founded Safwat + Ulrich with May Safwat in 2014. His work has won competitions by D&AD, MTV, Freitag and Penguin Publishing. He was awarded a grant to join the Architectural Association to complete a Postgraduate Diploma in Spacial Performance and Design.
Through collaborations Diego has developed an inter-professional approach towards projects which blur the boundaries between creative disciplines.
He curated the Elaborate (2015) exhibition (with Esteban Gitton) which was part of the Strange love Moving Image Festival and was the creative director for a painting and film exhibition in Dubai: Landscape Painting: Dubai and Beyond exhibition (2014).
His work has been published in books and magazines including Creativity, Graphic Design Reference and The Written Stuff – the Place Issue. Diego has lectured and run courses at the Architectural Association and Central Saint Martins.
May Safwat, PartnerMay gained a BA in Graphic Design from Central Saint Martins (2008) and an MA in Spatial Performance and Design at the Architectural Association (2011). She won the Kodak Commercial Award for first prize in cinematography and sound design.
May worked at MTV developing concepts for TV shows and in Leo Burnett as a creative. In 2014, she founded a design and film studio with Diego Ulrich.
Currently, she is a lecturer at Central Saint Martins in the graphic design department. She also teaches the first year students film at the Architectural Association.
May directed and edited an online series for the Architectural Association documenting the university (with Henrietta Williams). She directed a road safety awareness campaign for the U.A.E
This is May's favourite video on YouTube at the moment
Areas of ActivityArt DirectionBook DesignConsultancy CurationEditingExhibition DesignFilmGraphic DesignInstallation DesignSignageTeaching
Selected ClientsArchitectural AssociationBOP ConsultingCentral Saint Martins School of Art and DesignCourtyard GalleryEntertainment TonightKonbiniLethaby GalleryMemriseMTVNew MovementSomerset HouseSouthwark CouncilTelescope Cards