Music

To

Your

Eyes

Wade and Leta make music for your eyes. Their studio combines purposeful eclecticism and performative design to create satisfying and emotional visuals ranging from conventional identities to colorfully charged compositions utilizing any abilities. Their work lives between many worlds and blurs the lines of disciplines and industries; some would call this "multi-disciplinary," but they would tell you that they don’t think about work in disciples. They take on any challenge that is new with the same vigor as an anime hero heading out on a quest. Their practice is about exploration and is they believe that work and life are intertwined, especially since they live and work together all day every day. They love anime, gaming and not looking at emails, but please email since we don't have a studio phone.

They work between New York and Tokyo, but you can always find them on the internet!

 

Leta Sobierajski

Leta Sobierajski (b. 1988) is a New Yorker, but as you can tell from her almost 300-letter last name, she is also Polish. Her first love was anime and the world of Final Fantasy 7. As a child of the forest, Leta grew up with 1.2KB/s dial up internet and so downloading a song was an all day activity. While waiting for said song, she would spend the wee hours of the morning writing stories on fantasy RPG forums. Clearly, she is very patient. In 2024, she set a goal to run 50 miles a month and is sticking to it. She can be extremely obsessive with details when not brewing tea to fuel her ideas.

Here are some of her favorite things:
Anime:
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Manga: Slam Dunk
Game: Final Fantasy 7
Building: Aoyama Technical College by Makoto Sei Watanabe 

Color:
Chartreuse
Movie: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Food: Shirako or rice with egg and natto
Band: No bands—only techno

Wade Jeffree

Wade Jeffree (b. 1987) is an Australian artist who left to have a go at making something of it in New York City. When he arrived, he met Leta and never looked back. He is a lover of a perfectly extracted espresso and a collector of books written in languages he can't read (yet!). He is serious about what he does, but outside of that he is not very serious—just ask Leta. Like a Labrador, he doesn’t know when to stop eating. He is obsessed with Sumo and is a UAP and alien nerd.

Here are some of his favorite things:
Anime:
Hunter x Hunter
Anime character:
Kazuma Kuwabara from YuYu Hakusho 
Manga: Slam Dunk
Game: Death Stranding
Building: Aoyama Technical College by Makoto Sei Watanabe 

Color:
Green
Movie: The Matrix
Book: Southern Reach Trilogy
Food: Juwari Soba
Band: Yellow Magic Orchestra

Exhibitions

2024 Falling Into Place
Tokyo, Japan

2024 Collapsed Columns 
Youth&Upward Group Exhibition
Jieli, Qingdao.

2024 Big Bang! 
Yes! Art Festival
Chengdu, Beijing, Hangzhou 

 

2023 Big Bang
E03 Gallery
798 Arts District, Beijing, China

2023 Now You See Me,
Principal Place
London, United Kingdom

2021 Healing From Another World
Showfields
Miami, USA

 

 

2020 Music To Your Eyes
Calm and Punk Gallery
Tokyo, Japan

2019 Seaport Seascapes
New York City Seaport District
New York, USA

2019 A Party for All
A/D/O
New York, USA

 

2017 Typography’s Greatest Sporting Moments
XXIX Gallery
New York, USA

2015 Optically Unconscious
New York, USA

CLIENTS

A24
A/D/O by Mini
Adobe
Affirm
AIGA
Airbnb
Arizona Iced Tea
Atelier Cologne
Away
Bloomberg Businessweek
BMW/Mini
Bonnaroo Music Festival
Brizo

Cashapp
Comme Des Garçons
CASETiFY
D.S. & Durga
DOTS
Facebook
GAS As Interface Japan
GE
Ghostly International Records
Ginza Six
Google
Gucci
Herman Miller

 

Hoegaarden
Howard Hughes Group
IBM
Instagram
Kaibosh Eyewear
Kiehl’s
LEGO
Omotesando Hills Japan
Refinery 29
Renault
Riposte Magazine
ROW DTLA

Samsung
Sense of Place / Urban Research Japan
SK-II
Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazine
Tate Modern Britain
Taubmans Paint
The Designers Foundry
The New York Times
Toyota
Thinx
Uniqlo Japan

SPEAKING

2022 Semi Permanent
Wellington, New Zealand

2022 Forward Festival
Berlin, Germany

2022 Alaska Design Forum
Alaska

2021 OFFF Moscow
Online

2021 OFFF Barcelona
Online

2020 OFFF Sevilla
Online

2020 DesignThinkers Toronto
Online

2020 Adobe Max
Online

2020 Awwwards
Tokyo, Japan

2019 Promax Asia
Singapore

2019 Brief Festival
Madrid, Spain

2019 CAMP
Calgary, Canada

2019 Design Indaba
Cape Town, South Africa

2018 Us By Night
Antwerp, Belgium

2018 Awwwards
New York, New York

2018 Design Thinkers
Toronto, Canada

2018 OFFF Vienna
Vienna, Austria

2018 Grafill Oslo
Oslo, Norway

2018 By Design Conference
Bratislava, Slovakia

2018 AIGA Colorado
Denver, Colorado

2017 Us By Night
Antwerp, Belgium

2017 AIGA Eye on Design Conference
Minnesota, USA

2017 4GN
Bogotá, Colombia

2017 AGDA Australian Tour - Sydney,  Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Tasmania, Australia

2017 Hyperakt Lunch Talks
Brooklyn, New York

2017 The Next Web Conference
Amsterdam, Netherlands

2017 Element Talks
Warsaw, Poland

2017 OFFF Conference
Barcelona, Spain

2017 LadFest
Lima, Peru

2016 Dynamic MTL
Montreal, Canada

2016 AIGA MN Design Camp
Minnesota, USA

2016 Likeminds Conference
Beacon, New York

2016 Creative Mornings
Melbourne, Australia

2016 Hofstra University
New York, USA

2015 Pratt Institute
New York, USA

2015 Adherente Festival
Guatemala City

2015 Type Directors Club
New York, USA