Erin Thomson

Creative Technologist & Artist

Level
Mid Level
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Projects

  • Creative Technologist & Artist
  • Creative Technologist & Artist
  • Creative Technologist & Artist
  • Creative Technologist & Artist
  • Creative Technologist & Artist

About me

I’m Erin, a multidisciplinary designer, technical creative and artist from Glasgow; based in London. I have developed my varied expertise in interactive graphics and VFX using technology and creative coding. Currently working as a Junior Interaction Designer at Random42 Scientific Communications, London, creating AR/VR applications – exploring new technologies and thinking of ways in which we as a team can create new and exciting interactions for our clients. I obtained an upper second class Interaction Design BA(Hons) degree from The Glasgow School of Art, a university learning environment has allowed me to explore skills across multiple design disciplines and materials. I’d invite you to take a look at my portfolio (https://errth-designs.com/portfolio/) showing some of my work should you wish to see examples of these skills. I am a young, ambitious designer driven by success and achievement, both personally and professionally. Although my education lies in interaction design I have a passion for all things creative, and have undertaken a number of other visual arts projects (3D modelling, graphics, branding, etc…), to make sure I’m always designing to the best of my ability. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at my email address: errth.designs@gmail.com

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Skills

  • Design Interaction
  • Graphic Design
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Creative Coding
  • Cinema 4D
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Unity3d
  • Projection Mapping
  • Vjing

Companies I’ve worked with

  • BBC

    BBC

    • Television
  • V

    Various

    • P

      Playdead

      • P

        Pufferfish

        Work history

        Currently

        Junior Interaction Designer

        Random42 Scientific Communication

        Aug 2018
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time

        Currently

        Visual Artist

        Various

        Jan 2018
        • Glasgow, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • I have worked with The Poetry Club/SWG3 and various DJ's creating some graphics for them to use for club nights/events. I have taught myself the ins and outs of motion graphics and since then I have been creating visuals and animations which I mix live at the event using VDMX. I now act as a freelance designer creating animations and VJ-ing when needed.

        2017

        Interactive Designer

        ISO Design

        Aug 2017 - Sep 2017
        • Glasgow, United Kingdom
        • Internship
        • I worked with ISO for 4 weeks and was given the task of researching creative development. During my time with ISO I was able to pitch my ideas to clients, I produced wireframe/mockup designs which corresponded with brand guidelines, and I was given several research tasks for up and coming jobs.

        2017

        Graphic Designer

        Pufferfish

        Jun 2017 - Aug 2017
        • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • Due to my knowledge of Interaction Design I was asked by the company Pufferfish to test their product and give them feedback before the launch of their new software. They had a very text heavy user guide and I was asked to create a guide/manual which contained visual content giving the user information about the software and its capabilities without the need of lots of text.

        2017

        Motion Graphics Designer

        Playdead

        Mar 2017 - May 2017
        • Glasgow, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • I worked as a freelance designer within the Playdead motion graphics team. They were creating some visuals which would then be projection mapped within the warehouse venue SWG3 as part of a launch night. I was contacted and asked to create some 3D visuals which were then used as part of the display.

        2016

        Graphic Designer

        BBC

        Jul 2016 - Aug 2016
        • Glasgow, United Kingdom
        • Internship
        • Over the summer period I was fortunate to be given an Internship within the BBC. Not only did I gain experience to help me through my University goals; I worked in a team with people I had just met and had to deal with clients requests in order to produce a piece of work that would be up to their standards.

        Education

        Currently

        BA (Hons) Interaction Design

        The Glasgow School of Art

        Sep 2014
        • Glasgow, United Kingdom
        • Within Interaction Design we learn the fundamentals of code in an accessible manner alongside visual thinking and creative problem-­solving. Current projects include the process of digitisation, data visualisation, 3D form generation, contemporary narrative structures, interaction design, procedural drawing and motion graphics. The projects change year on year. The ability to mix code and procedural thinking, with aesthetic consideration and critical awareness, allows us to create interactive virtual and physical artefacts, and gives us access to the exciting and innovative world of digital art and design.