About the Firm

Douglas Riccardi established himself early-on as a leading-edge visual designer with an innate capacity for strategic thinking. He worked with some of the most influential and innovative international design firms of our time, including Tibor Kalman’s M&Co (New York), Benetton SpA (Treviso, Italy) and Ettore Sottsass’s Sottsass Associati (Milan, Italy).

Returning to the US in 1993 to form his own firm, Riccardi envisioned MEMO as a category-defying studio: its creative and strategic talents would touch every aspect of brand identity via the language of design. As lead designer and strategist, Riccardi is involved with every studio account, whether conceiving a brand’s identity or ensuring it evolves with relevance and power.

MEMO values every client relationship as symbiotic – holding the belief that each party can learn from the other. It is another reason why we feel so strongly invested in a client’s success and often become a trusted strategic partner. MEMO can boast that most clients have been partnering with us for eight years or more.