Graduating from the Royal College of Art, I worked as an industrial designer in roles that varied from initial concept design to production and teaching art and design to university students at Kingston University. 

TIME Ring in silver
TIME Ring in silver

Photo by Becca Jones

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TIME huggies in gold
TIME huggies in gold

Photo by Charlie McBride

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TIME Rings in plated gold and silver
TIME Rings in plated gold and silver

Photo by Becca Jones

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TIME Ring in silver
TIME Ring in silver

Photo by Becca Jones

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Mnimi Studio

Jewellery designed by data.

(2019 - 2022)

My Saturday morning, kitchen table side hustle, in collaboration with designer and friend, Jess Jones. We re-established jewellery studio, Meta, after starting the project at university together over 10 years ago. The studio combines data driven design, high tech production processes and works with artisanal, heritage makers in the UK to create meaningful, bespoke jewellery collections. Jess to continues to run the business independently. 

 

View the full collection here or email 

info@meta-studio.co.uk for orders.

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Teaching
Tutor at Kingston School of Art, London
(2015 - 2018)

I taught on the Masters in Product and Furniture Design course and the Art Foundation part time at Kingston University until 2018. Tutoring involved writing and running projects and briefs, overseeing individual and group tutorials for students and supporting students to create work for their final shows.
Exhibition description
Exhibition description

Photo by Marcin Rusak

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Vases by Marcin Rusak
Vases by Marcin Rusak

Photo by Marcin Rusak

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Hat Moulds by Dustin Jessen and Julia Georgallis
Hat Moulds by Dustin Jessen and Julia Georgallis

Photo by Marcin Rusak

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Exhibition description

Photo by Marcin Rusak

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Big Small 

RCA Independant Graduate Exhibition

(2014)

"The (design) world is a funny place, full of opposites and contradictions. Big vs Small, Rich vs Poor, Analogue vs Digital, Global vs. Local, Craft vs Mass Manufacture." To try to unpick these concepts, after graduating from the RCA in 2014, I curated an exhibition of work by fellow Design Products graduates. Big Small Show was part of the London Design Festival 2014 and hosted, not only an exhibition but a series of events such as a Swearing Competition, talks and the installation 'Commodity Casino.'

Hat 001

Range of hats

(2014)

Designed in collaboration with RCA colleague 

Dustin Jessen as part of our joint graduating project at the Royal College of Art. 'Hat 001' was made in collaboration with one of the UK's last remaining hatters, Walter Wright and Sons. The hat looks like a casual, baseball cap, but is produced using higher quality materials and much simpler manufacturing techniques used to make a top hat, streamlining the hatting process overall. 

Dissertation front cover
Dissertation front cover

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Dot Cotton in the Launderette
Dot Cotton in the Launderette

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Infograph about Green Lanes Shops
Infograph about Green Lanes Shops

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Dissertation front cover
Dissertation front cover

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Navigating the High Street - An A-Z of London

Royal College of Art Dissertation

(2013)

In 1938, Eric Ravillious and J.M Richards published an illustrated book of High Street shops. It contained all sorts of shops that don’t exist anymore, but that were crucial to everyday life at that point in time. As part of my dissertation at the Royal College of Art, I went on a High Street Safari around London and compiled a list of current shops, looking at what their presence on the high street meant to the communities which surrounded them. This was a way of navigating the city that I grew up in. It was a type of A-Z of the ever-changing High Street and consequently the ever-changing city...

2012 Poster by Julia Georgallis
2012 Poster by Julia Georgallis

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2013 Poster by Julia Georgallis
2013 Poster by Julia Georgallis

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2012 Poster by Julia Georgallis
2012 Poster by Julia Georgallis

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Royal College of Art Christmas Fete

A market place for art students

(2012 - 2013)

As UK University fees were increased and cuts in funding for the arts became more pronounced I started an MA at the Royal College of Art. During Christmas 2012 and Christmas 2013, I collaborated with the Student Union to galvanise the students of the RCA to sell their work with no retail fees.  The RCA Christmas Fete was the College's first student run Christmas sale in its 174 year history and was an opportunity, not only for students to make some money, but for the public to pick up work by future art and design stars. The Fete is still run by the RCA Student Union each year. 

Netil Market Stall
Netil Market Stall

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Design Bazaar Display
Design Bazaar Display

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Design Bazaar, Notting Hill
Design Bazaar, Notting Hill

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Netil Market Stall
Netil Market Stall

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Today's Specials
Guerilla design pop-up stores
(2011 - 2013)
Today’s Specials, run in collaboration with friend and designer Richard Brendon between 2011 - 2013 was a series of pop up, guerilla market stalls that sold the work of young, British designers and design studios.  The aim was to introduce them to the retail market without charging huge markups and high commissions. Market stalls and larger pop up events such as The Design Bazaar were run across London in street markets, empty shops and inside pubs. Today’s Specials showcased the work of up and coming designers - buyers and retailers were also invited to events for the benefit of the makers.