YVJ is an independent Detroit-based design practice of Kikko Paradela focusing on interactive, identity, and installation work for the arts and cultural sector. The website serves as an archive of work, process, and research.
Kikko studied Graphic Design at the College for Creative Studies. His curiosity in Detroit and personal experience led him to reside at the Detroit Zen Center during his studies. After graduating, he worked at 2×4 and later at Base Design in New York and worked on projects ranging from fashion to cultural and educational institutions. He teaches Interaction Design in the Graphic Design department at the College for Creative Studies. Kikko is also a member of OmniCorpDetroit.
ArtEZ, GDA Summer Sessions Detroit, 2015
Lecturer, Oakland University, 2014
Design and code by YVJ
Website Typeface – Ratio by Alex Dujet