Studio Akzynth is a graphic studio based in Berlin, Germany, resulting from the partnership between Evelina, an Illustrator and Fashion Designer originally from Sofia, Bulgaria, and Jean-Michel a Software Developer, Digital Designer and Entrepreneur from South of France.
Berlin is the place where Evelina and Jean-Michel met (fortuitously while having a German class) and it is where our story begins. We quickly found affinities, and during our regular discussions, a common interest in fashion, design and technology among others.
It took some time to settle in Berlin and after working on some concepts, with a lot of adventures and also a lot of efforts we eventually started our ultimate project, our own graphic studio, the Studio Akzynth.
The name of the studio, Akzynth, gets its inspiration in the term Absinthe, also known as “the green fairy (la fée verte)". Absinthe - “a muse in a glass” is an alcoholic beverage* that has a rich history and was really popular in the past among painters, poets or writers... These artists often released their creativity with a glass of it in the hand. This era inspirates us and influences our work in a way.
We absolutely do not encourage the consumption of alcohol. The absinthe, which is for us one of many symbol of an era, has been banned in many countries due to its strong effect leading sometime to mental disease and other dramatic issues. Regular and heavy consumption of alcohol is anyway dangerous for health.
At Studio Akzynth we really relish to take the time to imagine alternative situations, environments or universes, taking place in the past, the present and the future. We try to depict these concepts graphically, using different techniques, classical as well as digital.
The city of Berlin which inspires us everyday, as well as the Victorian era and the industrial revolutions are a strong influence and the base of many of our projects. Even if this is our guideline and our main thematic, we are naturally not strictly tied to it. We allow ourselves to explore other themes, other subjects as long as it remains in the spirit of the studio, creative and original.
In the beginning, we were only screen printing by ourselves, manually, our hand-drawn illustrations on textile (T-shirts, tote bags…) or paper (posters, postcards). Then we started to introduce a "bit" of digital with the use of computers, 3D modeling, and procedural algorithms, expanding the field of our creativity, unleashing the boundaries of our imagination.
We really enjoy the ability to switch between different approaches and subjects from project to project. It allows us to avoid boredom and routine and keeps our creativity always going.
But what we cherish above all is to share our creations on the markets and events in which we take part of, as well as in our studio in Berlin Wedding or on our online store, and thus exchange with our customers and our visitors, listen their feedback and get their impressions about our work and our products.
Even if we are already overloaded of work as we do almost everything by ourselves from design to production, from sales to the development of this website (and it took a lot of time) and its management, we are constantly thinking about how to improve the relation between our work and our customers and the emotions it should provide to them.
With this in mind, we aim to use our knowledge in IT and our skills in computer development and procedural design to bring our work to the next level, making our creations really interactive and immersive, ultimately to offer an exclusive experience to our customers.
To reach this point we are experimenting different concepts and technologies such as Augmented Reality, Metaverse, or Algorithmic and Generative Design among others. Of course these fields of application need some time to be operational and it's not our main occupation at the moment, but just some directions we want to give to our studio in a foreseeable future and on which we work in our free time.
For legal informations regarding Studio Akzynth and the company, please check out our imprint page (in German).