The Writer as Designer/Designer as Writer

I participated in the Designing Our Futures The Writer as Designer/Designer as Writer course – two seminars and a 5-day Arvon Foundation workshop on offer to postgraduate and early career researchers from May 2014.

From my application:

How will The Designer as Writer help develop your skills and experiences? 

Crystallising my research through the thesis will be a challenge – and one that I’d like to rise to.  

I’d like to explore, express and integrate underlying themes within my studies – harmony, dissonance and consonance – creatively through the structure, form and layout of my prose.

I’d like to develop more effective techniques for translating my research notes into concise postings on my ‘open’ journal and digital sketchbook – as my best source of supporting evidence for my research findings and outcomes.

Finally, I’m keen that my thesis be ‘useful’ to me beyond the requirements of the PhD – and so finding a writing voice that makes my research accessible to a wider community of Art & Design practitioners and theorists just makes sense.


A collection of selected outputs alongside some fresh perspectives acquired through the course and critical reflection on my writing to date via Scribd: