About the Firm

Douglas Riccardi established himself early-on as a leading-edge visual designer with an innate capacity for strategic thinking. He has 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, Douglas 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, Douglas is involved with every project, 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.