Charlotte Crichton is a visual designer, philosopher, and writer. She recently graduated from Norwich University of the Arts’ BA Design For Publishing course with First Class Honours. She is a research-based explorer who believes risks are for taking and ideas are for sharing. Her final university project and graduate show exhibition piece, a magazine publication called Holocene, was awarded the Staff Choice Award for Design Activism and will also be exhibited at the D&AD New Blood event in 2019. Her portfolio, built over the last three years, showcases her design knowledge and attention to detail. Her practice so far has focused on editorial design, branding and identity, print publishing, social media and campaign design, and the gradual exploration of digital and technology-based projects. In future she would love to host a podcast that discusses design, technology, philosophy, or a dubious mixture of all three. She would also like to learn and further experiment with creative coding, 3D modelling, video game design, digital and virtual magazine design, UX/UI design, environment design, and AI integration. Charlotte’s Thesis: In 1964, philosopher Norbert Wiener asserted in relation to the emerging media that: “New technology is a double-edged sword. Sooner or later it will cut you deep.” And so Charlotte’s extended thesis explores—Does the technological progress and innovation brought about by humanity prove Wiener to be an alarmist, or a visionary? Her thesis is available for free on request and she would happily welcome feedback or discussion on the topics within. Current Reading: Daemon by Daniel Suarez (2006) The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury (1951) The Age of Surveillance Capitalism by Shoshana Zuboff (2018) Don’t Make Me Think by Steve Krug (2000)
Achieved First Class Honours. Awarded Staff Choice Award for Design Activism. Exhibited at D&AD Portfolio Review 2019 and D&AD New Blood 2019.