Luke Thompson

Designer

Level
Senior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

Projects credited in

About me

I'm a London based designer with interests in user experience, design process, and education. My work is ideas led and process driven, with a focus on immersive research and development. I apply this thinking to a range of disciplines including interaction, research, graphic and exhibition design. I've completed projects for clients such as The Design Museum, Future Cities Catapult, The British Council and National Maritime Museum. I've also led a number of research projects and taught as a visiting lecturer at Winchester School of Art, The CASS, Nottingham Trent University and Camberwell College of Arts.

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Skills

  • UX Design
  • Interaction Design
  • Digital Design
  • UI Design
  • Graphic Communication
  • Graphic Design
  • Teaching
  • Experience Design
  • Experience Strategy
  • Design Process

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • D&AD

    D&AD

    • Design
  • Design Museum

    Design Museum

    • Design
  • Kin

    Kin

    • Design
  • London College of Fashion, UAL

    London College of Fashion, UAL

    • Education & Research

Work history

Currently

Lead Designer

Kin

Apr 2010
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • I'm a Lead Designer at interaction design studio Kin. Our work is about using technology and research to make connections between people, information, spaces, and things. We work for a wide range of clients, many in the heritage and cultural sectors. We create physical and digital interactives and experiences that engage, inform and entertain people. We do this through a combination of user experience, interaction, software and communication design.

2016

Keynote Speaker: Tangibility, Tactility & Texture

Push Conference

Oct 2016 - Oct 2016
  • Munich, Germany
  • Freelance
  • Speaking at international UX/UI Push Conference in Münich. Abstract: Focusing on design as a social subject, this talk will look at the ways in which interaction design can help re-enchant people with their surroundings through an engaged physical approach to digital technology. Moving beyond a traditional technological aesthetic, this enhanced physicality can be developed as its own language. Through a sensory grammar of Tangibility, Tactility and Texture we’ll look at the form, behaviour and craft of physical interactions. This language can be used to enhance an objects ability to create emotion, encouraging people to relate to information in a new way, with the potential to achieve a more active participation to education and learning

2018

Practitioner in Residence and Visiting Lecturer

Feb 2016 - Feb 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Working across all levels of five courses in the design department. Writing workshops that compliment existing briefs and working with lecturers to deliver energetic, often process led prototyping and ideation workshops.

2016

Jun 2015 - Jun 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Writing and delivering briefs and workshops to BA Graphic Design and BA Illustration students. I was involved with programming, closely mentoring and delivering a specific interaction design pathway over the course of a year. Focussing on interaction design and design process the studio looked at how we relate to the city around us. Through three briefs we investigated how we travel through, work in, and memorialise where we live.

2015

Delegate at the GREAT Festival of Creativity, Shanghai

REACT

Mar 2015 - Mar 2015
  • Shanghai, China
  • Freelance
  • I attended the festival as part of a UK trade delegation representing creative businesses in the UK.

2017

Feb 2015 - Apr 2017
  • Winchester, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Teaching on the MA Communication Design. I wrote a design brief focused on Smart Cities. I delivered this three years running and facilitating prototyping and making workshops that accompanied the project too.

2013

Archivist and Designer

Dick Scott-Stewart Archives

Sep 2011 - Jun 2013
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • http://dickscottstewart.com/

2011

Archivist and Designer

Howard Grey Studio

May 2010 - Sep 2011
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • http://howardgrey.com/