About

Disegno is a London-based biannual magazine, a website and a salon programme dedicated to international architecture, design and fashion.

Disegno Daily is updated every day and focuses on current news and debates, alongside feature pieces and interviews. All content is written and filmed exclusively for Disegno and we commission expert writers to share opinions and insights on recent events.

This is the team behind Disegno:

  • Johanna Agerman Ross

    Editor-in-chief and founder

    Johanna founded Disegno in 2008 from her kitchen table. It has now grown into an international title, which is part of the Tack Press publishing house (founded by Johanna and her husband Marcus Agerman Ross in 2013). As well as working with both the biannual print magazine and the website DisegnoDaily, Johanna also curates exhibitions and gives talks on design.

  • Oli Stratford

    Deputy editor

    Oli is a founding member of Disegno, having originally joined as the magazine's online editor. He still manages Disegno Daily and now also works on the print edition of Disegno. He wears lemon curd coloured spectacles. He does not like lemon curd.

  • Anya Lawrence

    Editorial assistant

    Anya is Disegno’s editorial assistant. She writes for Disegno Daily and also works on the print edition of Disegno. With countryside roots, she has a fondness for London’s canals and spends much of her time thinking that life would be far better if she had a canine friend.

  • Daren Ellis

    Founding creative director

    Daren gave Disegno its distinctive look and continues to oversee all aspects of its aesthetic. Daren has previously worked on publications like 10, Wallpaper, Dazed Magazine and Tate Etc.. Away from magazines, he runs See Gallery and is an admirer of mid-century design.

  • Colin Christie

    Art director

    Responsible for design at Disegno, Colin oversees work on Disegno Daily, Disegno's print issues, and materials for Disegno's Salons and other events. He also works on various arts and culture projects — including consulting for Disegno's sister title at Tack Press, Jocks&Nerds — and co-publishes art books at Plumplum Books.

  • Anna Holden

    Designer

    Anna is Disegno's in-house designer and is responsible for putting together both our biannual magazine and that of our quarterly sister publication Jocks&Nerds. An accomplished baker and proud owner of two dogs, Anna is leading the charge in getting a Tack Press puppy.

  • Andrew Chidgey-Nakazono

    Commercial director

    Andrew is commercial director at Tack Press, the publisher of Disegno and Jocks&Nerds magazines. Andrew heads up the company's sales department, managing advertising and all other commercial projects for Disegno.

  • Chris Jones

    Commercial manager

    A member of Tack Press's commercial team, Chris can be contacted for any and all commercial enquiries about working with Disegno. A keen and accomplished musician, Chris is a member of two bands – The Christmas Aguileras and Hero & Leander – and is also a begrudging member of the Bridge House Dons, Tack Press's terrible football team.

  • Jere Salonon

    Web developer

    A Finn who flits between Barcelona, Helsinki and Berlin, Jere built Disegno Daily from scratch and without Jere, Disegno Daily would still be a sketch on paper. When not creating websites for the likes of Hel Yes! and Frederike Helwig, Jere captures situations and people with his collection of old cameras.

  • Interns to date

    Peter Maxwell, Elizabeth Glickfeld, Andrew Jones, Adam Taylor Smith, Will Grice, Nina Levitt, Mackenzie Leary, Anna Holden, Aengus Tukel, Rebecca King, Alex Horne, Joanna McCutcheon, Rachel Rigby