Exploring the idea that a simple phrase can complicate everything.
We Need to Talk
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I initiated Sponge Studio's publishing limb, which was run as an in-house design studio for ECA's School of Art. I directed collaborations between designers Rachel Millar, Kael Oakley and Daniel Morley-Fletcher amongst others, with a mix of art disciplines over the course of a month. Pictured is work with Foam Collective for an exhibition identity, Joseph Glover for a series of photographic zines , and with Jo Pudelko on designs to etch into jewellery for an exhibition.
A self-initiated project exploring the language of political media and imagery of democratic design. The three posters each deal with a different conflict, following a set of identity rules: binary geographic border, random selection of text from a 'non-biased' source, reduced to one half of a binary (near/far) and a political filler word before simplification into a single icon. Photographed in Tollcross community centre polling station.
An updated version of this project was exhibited at D&AD New Blood in London.
The Authentic Experience
The Cloak of Trust
Spit is Still Spit
Identity system with online and print applications for The Forge Community Workshop in Fountainbridge, Edinburgh. I also worked with Mhairi Braden, Saskia Cameron, Paige Collins, and Peony Gent to design a mural before directing the project with volunteers from Fife college to paint the wall.
See a video of the process here.
Campaign for a pill to replace bad sex. It's gonna be great.
Winner of GDFS Best Up and Coming award.
yellerzine is a bi-annual arts publication; featuring the work of young and emerging artists from the fields of painting, sculpture, design and writing. Read issues online here.
I worked alongside 2 other Editors curating the zine, before designing and overseeing the production. It is supported by Edinburgh Art Society and is sold in shops and galleries throughout the city.
This Personal Project investigated motion in internet culture. I spent a while researching and experimenting before creating an installation that was a physical embodiment of a web browser loading page. The videos were taken at the time, the smaller of which with the intent of creating a phone that displays just the circular loading motion when one repetedly checks for updates.
A book created from connections. This publication is the outcome of a project in which I took a starting and ending phrase, and created a piece of writing that built a narrative between the two:
Begin : — Green bottles and jars – Tohoku earthquake – Studio Ghibli – International maritime signal flags – I have a raincoat, a large umbrella and wellies. — : End
This writing was then set in an edition of 3 books, composed only of text and glyphs (set in Dala Floda & Futura), with screen printed covers and a washi paper sleeve.
The Cloak of Trust is a collaborative project with Alice Wheeler, started at Graphic Design Festival Scotland.
The brief was to gain as much attention as possible in 30 hours. We decided to put a huge piece of fabric in the middle of Glasgow, and people passing by wrote on it – getting things off their chest, whether positive or negative. The project had a great response from the public and the project judges It's Nice That, Grafik and Phiadon quite liked it too, getting a feature in the highlights of the festival as well as winning us internships.