Craig Oldham

Craig Oldham

Creative Director & FounderManchester, United Kingdom
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Craig Oldham

Craig Oldham

Creative Director & FounderManchester, United Kingdom
About me
Craig Oldham is a Designer, Educator, Writer, Procrastinator, Publisher, Intervenor, Letter-writer, Theorist, Website-Up-Putter, Conspiracist, and Yorkshireman. By day, and when the moon is full, he can be found at The Office of Craig (craigoldham.co.uk.) He’s worked with a lot of people you will have heard of, and a lot of people you probably haven’t. He’s won some awards, written some articles, been in, and written, books, had work on TV shows and in newspapers, been in—and held—exhibitions. He sits on committees, global awards juries, educational panels (as well as seats, sofas and chairs). He drinks way too much tea and, apparently, swears too much..
Projects
  • Oh Sh*t... What Now?: Honest Advice for New Graphic Designers
    Oh Sh*t... What Now?: Honest Advice for New Graphic Designers'This book is a comprehensive and insightful guide to anything and everything that is of use to those looking to break into the creative industries,sharing experiences, ideas, advice, criticism, and encouragement. With sections covering education, portfolios, jobs/freelancing, working process, and personal development, this straight-talking, funny, and frequently irreverent guide is a must-read for all creative arts students' - Amazon LINK TO ORDER: CLICK HERE
  • ME & EU POSTCARD
    ME & EU POSTCARDABOVE DESIGN: CRAIG OLDHAM ME & EU POSTCARD BOOK LIMITED EDITION POSTCARD BOOK DOCUMENTING A CREATIVE, COLLECTIVE VIEW OF BREXIT THROUGH THE COMPREHENSIVE SET OF UK ME & EU POSTCARDS AND ENABLING, THROUGH ITS PERFORATED FORMAT, THE USE OF THE POSTCARDS IN ORDER TO CONTINUE THE DIALOGUE WITH OUR EU NEIGHBOURS. PRINTED IN THE UK. AUTHORED BY NATHAN SMITH & SAM T SMITH. PUBLISHED BY COMMON PRACTICES. DUE FOR RELEASE ON THE 8TH NOVEMBER. 25.00 GBP CO-FOUNDED BY NATHAN SMITH & SAM T SMITH LINK TO ORD
  • The Democratic Lecture
    The Democratic LectureW.T.F. Is the P.L.T.A.D.C.L.A.A.Y.W.T.K.B.N.H.T.O.T.A.? The Democratic Lecture (full title: The Preposterously Long Titled And Democratically Constructed Lecture About All You Wanted To Know But Never Had The Opportunity To Ask) is a lecture initiative led by designer and bon vivant Craig Oldham. The Democratic Lecture hands over the decision of the lecture content to those intended to sit through it: the audience. Voting for a top 5 topics from a list of 40 (covering all aspects of design and
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Projects credited in
  • Ambit 237 - 60th Anniversary Issue
    Ambit 237 - 60th Anniversary IssueCelebrating 60 years of Ambit Magazine with the best in poetry, fiction and contemporary art.
  • Lament
    LamentBriony Bax leads the reader through the brutal world of mental illness. A world where sections, court rooms, locked wards, tribunals and assessment centres form the backdrop of the daily living of sufferers and caregivers. Through honesty and testimony, it shines a light on the disastrous effects of government austerity measures on the mentally ill.
  • SOLO Cold-Brew Coffee
    SOLO Cold-Brew CoffeeTake one logo (designed by Anthony Burrill), add a visual identity (brought to you by Craig Oldham) and what do you have? You have a start-up coffee venture that’s one copywriter short of being a fully-fledged brand. So I teamed up with the aforementioned fellas to bring SOLO to life with words. The guys behind SOLO wanted to stand apart from the usual beardy craft crowd, so I gave them an anti-hipster positioning, distinctly un-wanky tone of voice, and a set of values they could really live
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Work history
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    D&AD logo
    Member Board of TrusteesD&AD
    London, United KingdomFreelance
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    PublisherCommon Practices
    United KingdomFull Time
    Founder of the intentionally small, experimental, independent press publishing books of physical and conceptual merit.
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Skills
  • Packaging
  • Publishing
  • Corporate Identity
  • Art Direction
  • Visual Communication
  • Creative Direction
  • Logo Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Brand Development
  • Book Design
  • Creative Strategy
  • Branding Identity
  • Typograpghy
Education
    Falmouth University logo
    Falmouth University logo
    Graphic DesignFalmouth University
     - United Kingdom
    First Class