Hamish Johnston

Hamish Johnston

Multidisciplinary Designer & CreativeLondon, United Kingdom
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Hamish Johnston

Hamish Johnston

Multidisciplinary Designer & CreativeLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I’m a multidisciplinary creative based in London with interests spanning from creative problem solving, through to design, film and photography. As a graduate from Goldsmiths University in BA Design, I have a deep understanding in design thinking and how the subject can be applied in larger contexts to influence and engage others. I’m a natural people person, able to work both by myself and within teams. My creative practice is rooted around a human centred approach, always putting the user first and designing outwardly from a combination of first and second hand research. Due to my varied work experience over the years, I am flexible, punctual and able to successfully manage both my own time and others to achieve the best final outcome.
  • The Leanne Pero Foundation - Postcard
    The Leanne Pero Foundation - PostcardWorking freelance with The Leanne Pero Foundation, I designed postcards to be sent out within her Self Love Kits.
  • Verizon Employee Handbook
    Verizon Employee HandbookFreelance graphic design work whilst working with Interactive Studios. I was responsible for the layout and compilation of the handbook.
  • Weaver Bros. Album artwork
    Weaver Bros. Album artworkArtwork for DJ duo Weaver Bros for their mix 'THE LOCKED UP MEGAMIX'.
  • Body Language of Hostile Architecture
    Body Language of Hostile ArchitectureSome spaces are for us – as users of spaces, they welcome us in, they are friendly and catered for our fragile human form – others are hostile to us. Spikes stick out from the ground, ledges resist our arses, bridges hurry us across, and metal bars stop youths from skateboarding throughout cities.​ The Body Language of Hostile Architecture explores the relationship between our bodies and the architecture around the city of London. The designed artefacts aim to overcome some of the more uncomfo
  • Reversal
    ReversalReversal sets out to critique our urban cityscapes and highlight the inclusivity set out by the architecture within our built environments. The project stems around a helmet that allows the user to experience a reversed perspective, in which the users vision, senses and physical actions must be adapted to suit the distorted reality. The helmet functions via a screen in front of your eyes, that is fed the video stream via a GoPro mounted to the back of the helmet. Simple tasks become significan
  • Peckham Palms
    Peckham PalmsPeckham Palms is home to new Afro hair & beauty salon in South East London. Due to the development of Peckham Rye Station, the business' were forced to move from Blenheim Grove, outside the station, to a new location. Something & Son were commissioned by Southwark Council to design and build a new, purpose built space to facilitate the needs of the business' and transition the move. Whilst working with Something & Son, I was responsible for working with the women from the salons to allow them
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Projects credited in
  • Goodsted: Civic Makers Craft Space
    Goodsted: Civic Makers Craft SpaceRole: Freelance Video Editor
  • Peckham's new hairdressing hub is a great example of how gentrification can have a positive effect
    Peckham's new hairdressing hub is a great example of how gentrification can have a positive effectThis is a piece I wrote for The Independent explaining how London's first afrocentric hub for hair and beauty, Peckham Palms, is an example of how Regeneration can be done in a positive way. Follow this link to have a read: https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/peckham-palms-london-gentrification-regeneration-local-businesses-race-a8782591.html
  • Cook (Not) Like Your Mother - Tate Britain Workshop
    Cook (Not) Like Your Mother - Tate Britain WorkshopOn July 2018, Cook (Not) Like Your Mother took part in Tate's Britain Common Ground, that was designed by Something & Sons.  Cook (Not) Like Your Mother transformed into an open workshop where visitors of all ages (almost) could come and share their mom's recipe and together they created a new recipes book. Each participant was given a recipe form to fill in; asking about the dish the chose, about their cooking habits and in the end asked to share the recipe and to illustrate it.  In return, the
Work history
    Experience DesignerMethod
    London, United Kingdom
    Service DesignerInkling Culture
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Working as a freelancer on a brief with interaction design agency, Inkling Culture for one day. Role required ideation and innovative thinking to breakdown the brief.
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  • Microsoft Office
  • 3D
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Driving License
  • Woodwork
  • Google Drive
  • 35mm Film Photography
  • Networking
  • Problem Solving
  • Strategy Consulting
    Goldsmiths, University of London logo
    Goldsmiths, University of London logo
    BA(Hons) DesignGoldsmiths, University of London
     - London, United Kingdom
    Studying BA Design at Goldsmiths University taught me to be critical and aware of my surroundings, external environments and how these experiences and influences constantly shape and affect my practice. I have developed a deep understanding in and outside of education of how creative subjects can be used as a tool to influence, engage and educate others.