What kind of briefs get you the most excited?
I get really excited about projects that involve something that I am really passionate about. For example, I’m currently working on some branding for a recording studio that many of my most treasured bands recorded at. It is very personal and it has been a great experience working closely with the client.
I also get excited about personal projects as I believe it creates a healthy environment to work in and allows you to have fun with your colleagues without the worry of the client. I work at a studio called Fieldwork and we try to regularly have 'Fieldwork days'. These days often consist of shutting down the computer and sitting around a table brainstorming ideas which usually results in building some sort of crazy robot. Late last year we built a keyboard called M.A.V.I.S (Musically Articulated Visual Illustration System). It is a hand-built keyboard, connected to a computer and the internet via an Arduino. You can make sounds by playing the keys when someone else turns the handle, and MAVIS draws lines on the spooling paper as you go. When you’re done, you can cut off your print and take it with you. MAVIS was exhibited at the Science of Play exhibition, which was part of Design Manchester 2014.