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2021 Winner - Phoebe Lewis Part 2

Updated: Aug 25, 2021

Where did you study: Newcastle

Course Title: 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


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


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.

Image Credits:

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



Instagram: @phoebeemmalewis

Website: Currently under construction but will be found at -


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