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Samuel Wilkinson, Designer

Samuel Wilkinson’s commitment to designing interesting objects is apparent in his work, always looking to add a fresh dynamic approach in either form or function. His deep understanding of materials and manufacturing helps him to push the boundaries, whilst still achieving a high level of detail and craftsmanship. The studio’s work diversifies across various disciplines…

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Claire Norcross, Lighting Designer

Claire Norcross is an award-winning lighting designer based in Preston. Claire’s practice is closely rooted to her beginnings as a ‘designer maker’ within the craft market, and while she has produced bespoke designs and exhibitions pieces, she is best known for the commercial lighting designs for retailers such as Habitat and Made.com. By making the…

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Nicolas Roope, Plumen Co-Founder + Creative Director

Nicolas Roope launched Plumen in 2011 with Michael-George Hemus. Plumen is an energy-efficient light bulb with design credentials. Six years later, Plumen has become a full lighting company, and the bulbs are now the illumination of choice for hospitality establishments from Bratislava to Jakarta. Nicolas is the driving force behind their product and brand vision….

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Craig Oldham, Office of Craig

Craig Oldham is a designer, educator, writer, publisher, curator, letter-writer, website putter-upper, lamenter, Yorkshireman, and founder of the eponymous practice Office of Craig. He’s worked with a lot of people you will have heard of, and a lot of people you probably haven’t, and his work has been celebrated internationally: on television, in press and…

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Dave Kirkwood, Designer

Dave Kirkwood founded his art and design practice, DaveKirkwoodStudio, in 2007. Alongside their client work they develop experimental working models for generating unique solutions to core brand visual communications problems. Their commercial work is underpinned by a body of self-initiated projects and stimulated by the teaching they undertake. Previous projects include 3hundredand65 – a graphic…

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Jane Foster, Designer & Author

Jane Foster is a British textile designer, illustrator, maker and author living and working in Devon with her partner and daughter. Jane creates Scandinavian and retro-inspired designs. By the end of 2017, Jane will have had 17 books published with the majority of these being colourful retro board books for pre-school children. She has also…

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Hamish Muir, Graphic Designer

Hamish Muir was co-founder of the London-based graphic design studio 8vo (1985-2001), and co-editor of Octavo, International Journal of Typography (1986-92). Since 2001, Muir has been a Lead Tutor (part-time) on the BA (Hons) Graphic and Media Design course at London College of Communication. In 2009, he co-founded MuirMcNeil, a project-based collaborative with Paul McNeil….

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