2021 Winner - Phoebe Lewis Part2



Where did you study and Course Title:

Newcastle

Design for Industry


Project tutor - David Parkinson

Course Leader - Rose Wong


Mission Statement:

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

involved.



How did you feel about winning a Colour in Design Award – what does it mean

to you?

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

further.



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

seaweed.



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

you?

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



Image Credits:

All images have been taken by me, the images of me have been taken by George

Goodwill


Contact Details:

Email - phoebeemmalewis1@gmail.com

Social Media Details:

Instagram - @phoebeemmalewis


Website: Currently under construction but will be found at - www.phoebeemmalewis.co.uk