Where did you study: Newcastle
Course Title: Design for Industry
Project tutor - David Parkinson
Course Leader - Rose Wong
"Exploring an industrial design approach to promote sustainable growth of the macro
algae industry that embraces Co-Design principles, and to build a network of coastal
communities, connecting people to create a design proposal that uplifts all those
How did you feel about winning a Colour in Design Award – what does it mean
A little overwhelmed with all of the positive feedback, but it has been an amazing
experience which means a lot to me and has inspired me to push myself and the project
What inspires your creative process?
From the start I built up relationships with the coastal communities I wanted to work with
which really helped shape the project. This combined with hands-on experimentation
and a natural love of the ocean really inspired me creatively.
What do you want to do next?
I hope to continue building on the relationships with the people I met throughout the
project and to invest more time and research into creating an industry standard ink from
Creative high point?
Winning this award!
Creative low point?
Like most students, I found it hard to stay motivated during lockdown. On top of this,
sometimes I get overwhelmed with research and struggle to navigate my way through to
actualise a final outcome.
Is there one person during your studies/life who has really made a difference to
There’s not one single person who has been solely influential but a cohort of friends,
family and teachers who have helped me grow and develop my skills, not only as a
designer, but also in my personal life. - Thank you to all of them!
What is your favourite colour?
That’s tricky…I normally love warm yellows and reds, but today I am particularly drawn
to Burnt Ochre.
All images have been taken by me, the images of me have been taken by George
Website: Currently under construction but will be found at - www.phoebeemmalewis.co.uk