Lily Whitmarsh
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Lily Whitmarsh

Designer and climate communicatorUnited Kingdom
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Lily Whitmarsh
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Lily Whitmarsh

Designer and climate communicatorUnited Kingdom
About me
Open to work. I am a multi-disciplinary designer and climate communicator with skills in 2D & graphic design, delivering workshops and action research. My work explores themes of climate change and community cohesion, focused on using participatory design methods. My background is in interior design and I have experience in communications, design consultancy and campaigning. I am open to opportunities in eco-social design, communications and work with communities.
Projects
  • Let's Talk Climate Change
    Let's Talk Climate ChangeLet's Talk Climate Change is the thesis project of my MA in Design for Social Innovation and Sustainable Futures at LCC, UAL. It is a project discovering ways to broaden the scope of climate action discussions, using workshops to encourage collaboration, radical imagination and community building. Working with Take the Jump, I am developing the Building Climate Futures workshop which is designed to open up conversations about systems change in local community groups. Let's Talk Climate Change
  • Grown in Leeds
    Grown in LeedsThis project is a recently completed entry to the RSA Student Design Awards brief; 'A New Leaf'.
  • The greenway
    The greenwayThe pandemic has taught us many lessons about our societies and our ability to rapidly adapt to new ways of living. We are beginning to understand the benefits of a slower lifestyle to both ourselves and the planet, with a huge reduction in motorised travel having a knock-on effect on pollution levels. The greenway is an urban plan that tackles longstanding issues around urban mobility and congestion, through the lens of COVID-19 recovery. With dedicated one-way pedestrian and cycle lanes, ea
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Work history
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    Youth Board MemberLondon Wildlife Trust
    London, United KingdomPart Time
    - Advising the Board of Trustees and Senior Management Team on internal policy and projects - Representing the Trust at events - Supporting campaigns, communications and events planning teams
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    Communications Co-coordinatorUK Youth Climate Coalition
    United KingdomPart Time
    - Co-coordinating the Communications Working Group, scheduling meetings, creating agendas, facilitating and minuting meetings - Creating social media assets - Managing social media campaigns and a quarterly newsletter - Supporting climate justice campaigns - Using consensus tools to support in-person and online decision making within diverse teams
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Skills
  • Design Research
  • Abobe Creative Suite
  • Participatory Design
  • Content Creation
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Workshop Design
  • Workshop Delivery
  • Graphic Design
  • Content Writing
  • Microsoft Office
Education
    University of The Arts London (UAL) logo
    University of The Arts London (UAL) logo
    MA Design for Social Innovation and Sustainable Futures in Art & DesignUniversity of The Arts London (UAL)
     - London, United Kingdom
    - Developed a practice of research-led climate design, including my ongoing thesis projects Let's Talk Climate Change - Completed projects using participatory and co-design methods across topics of community and speculative futures
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    BA(Hons) Interior DesignUniversity of Northumbria
     - Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
    - Achieved a first-class honours degree (82). - Completed projects across various sectors including retail, workplace and hospitality including a community performing arts centre as my Final Major Project. - Built team working skills in group projects including a live competition brief to design and build a material library at our university. - Took part in activities led by industry professionals including a retail project delivered by David Dalziel, Creative director of Dalziel + Pow.
Awards
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    Shortlisted for Global Design Graduate Show 2020- Product/Architecture/InteriorsArts Thread
    My Final Major Project, Thirty six stories, was shortlisted in the Product/Architecture/Interiors category in the I-D and Arts Thread Global Design Graduate Show 2020. The winning projects are yet to be announced. For more information visit https://www.artsthread.com/events/gdgs2020/
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    Shortlisted for Interior Educators 'Best sketch or exploratory drawing' awardInterior Educatiors: Free Range London
    Development work for my Final Major Project, Thirty six stories, was nominated for the Interior Educator's virtual awards under 'Best sketch or exploratory drawing'. It was selected by staff at my university as the best from my graduating year and was judged alongside top students from interiors courses across the country.
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