Kelsen Findlay

Kelsen Findlay

Senior DesignerUnited Kingdom
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Kelsen Findlay

Kelsen Findlay

Senior DesignerUnited Kingdom
About me
Common Studios is a London-based graphic design and illustration studio, engaging with brands and products through purpose-driven strategy, simple ideas and effortless beauty. We execute design strategies and product outcomes through intelligent concepts and a sensitivity to craft and beauty. From ideation through production, we are energised by visual ideas which make you feel and think differently. Producing a range of highly bespoke services, our work spans brand identity, print, packaging, custom illustration, experiential, digital, packaging and web design.
Projects
  • Takeaway Packaging
    Takeaway PackagingMaking Packaging Positive. Plastic recycling is a broken system. Compostable and plastic-free products are a much less destructive alternative and have a huge positive impact on the earth. However, the sector is cluttered, confusing and doesn't speak positively enough about the future. Plant-based packaging is the answer. It needs to be available to the masses and to become the new normal — not just for the eco-warriors and those who can afford it. Takeaway packaging asked us to help bring the
  • St Stephen's
    St Stephen'sSt Stephen’s are a church who exist to create communities known for their generosity and sense of family. The symbol and visual style are crafted from visual cues found in the architecture of the church building. This formed the foundation of our design system, utilising a variety of simple shapes and blocks to reflect and celebrate the unique differences which make up this vibrant community.
  • Tiziri
    TiziriTiziri means ‘moonlight’ in Arabic. We worked on the naming, visual identity and art direction for this London-based interior goods company. The identity was rooted in Moroccan tradition, taking cues from Berber symbols and the rich tapestry of Arabic influence.
  • DANDY Restaurant
    DANDY RestaurantDandy Restaurant has taken on its third iteration, and they called on us to develop a new identity for restaurant 3.0. Keeping the spirit of DIY present in all their previous spaces, we built an identity around straight forward language and a location-centric identity.
  • XOI Botanicals
    XOI BotanicalsXOI means: “Create life” Ecopharm has spent significant time selecting the optimal Cannabis cultivars for their dermo-cosmetic line. The ability of seeds to create life is reflected in the new identity we created for XOI Botanicals.
  • On Loop
    On LoopThis project was produced in collaboration with Universal Design Studio. Through a variety of repeated tasks, the On Loop installation at A/D/O allows participants to test whether the whole is really greater than the sum of its parts. Photography by Andre Sebastian, words by A/D/O
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Projects credited in
  • TOG Membership Pack
    TOG Membership PackWelcome to TOG, the vibrant community of people, shared spaces and entrepreneurship. Members are part of our creative hub of 15,000 TOG members, 2,000 companies and 34 beautiful buildings with 1.2 million sq ft of work space – and we’re growing all the time. Bringing together a unique cross-section of businesses, from individual freelancers to international organisations and everything in between, a TOG membership offers unbeatable networking and limitless partnerships, unlocking access to our
  • On Repeat
    On Repeat The concept for On Repeat was born from the ability of visual pattern and physical repetition to induce a state of mind known as ‘open awareness’; a form of attention achieved by the repetition of manual tasks which allow the mind to wander and creative thinking to flourish.  The pavilion’s form physically manifests repetition in its architecture but also through a collaborative installation of hundreds of paper forms, the components of which require manual assembly by visitors over the course
Work history
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    DirectorCommon Studios
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    Common Studios is a London-based graphic design and illustration studio, engaging with brands and products through purpose-driven strategy, simple ideas and effortless beauty. We execute design strategies and product outcomes through intelligent concepts and a sensitivity to craft and beauty. From ideation through production, we are energised by visual ideas which make you feel and think differently. Producing a range of highly bespoke services, our work spans brand identity, print, packaging, custom illustration, experiential, digital, packaging and web design.
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    Head Designer & Art DirectorEast of Normal
     - New York, United StatesFull Time
    Responsible for all design, including everything from packaging, web, print. Art directed and designed Miami-based magazine TFB.
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Skills
  • Advertising
  • Film
  • Visual Arts
  • Print Design
  • Art Direction
  • Drawing
  • People
  • Fine Art
  • Design
  • Editorial
  • Illustration
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
Education
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    Graphic Design and IllustrationAuckland University of Technology
     - Auckland, New Zealand
    Bachelor of Design