Mathilda is a French/Italian graphic designer and illustrator. Her practice is led by listening to historically marginalized voices, communicating unheard human stories and giving people solutions to create the change they want to see in the world. She is currently working at PIE Factory, home of the positive impact experience, developing brand activations that help shape a better world. She co-founded On The Mend, a design studio that targets healthcare inequalities by tailoring medical information to different communities. She also created Conversations From Calais, a project documenting conversations between volunteers and migrants in Calais and pasting them on our cities’ walls.
- Conversations From CalaisConversations From Calais aims to re-humanise those affected by the refugee crisis by using public space to share conversations volunteers have had with migrants met in Calais. It is a way of bearing witness for the thousands of displaced people stuck in Calais and trying to reach the UK, whose voices are so often silenced or ignored. This ever- growing collection of conversations focuses on capturing the diversity of experiences and avoids creating new stereotypes of refugees as villains, heroi
- ITV, on the mendI am the co-founder and designer at ‘on the mend’, a design studio that targets social inequalities in the UK healthcare system. Our ident design featured a series of foam shapes, which each staff member mended using a craft related to their profession. We provided the shapes and the concept and allowed the staff to create something truly their own. What we emphasise is the journey of the shapes from broken pieces into a ‘fixed’ whole. The whole piece acted as a metaphor for the NHS - at the s
- on the mendI am the co-director and designer at 'on the mend', a creative studio erasing healthcare inequalities. Our bespoke events, workshops and artworks are designed to inform people on the societal impacts on health and well-being. Loneliness is a national health crisis. 1/3 of older people experience loneliness. The second largest group likely to feel lonely are 21-35 year olds. In 2017, Theresa May appointed a Minister for Loneliness, following the Jo Cox report on loneliness. We wanted to show
- Conversations From Calais BillboardsFor the latest instalment of Jack Arts Your Space Or Mine series, Conversations From Calais took over billboards across eight cities in the UK. Created in the hope of re-humanizing the refugee crisis, each poster is part of a conversation documented by volunteers that have worked with migrants in Calais.
- Calais Food Collective Recipe BookCover design and illustrations for Calais Food Collective's 202 Recipe Book. This book is packed with nutritious and delicious recipes collected from volunteers and members of the community they support. All profits go directly to funding the Calais Food Collective and our mission to provide the autonomy to cook for displaced people in Northern France.
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- Your Space Or Mine: Conversations From CalaisFor this Your Space Or Mine collaboration, we worked with Conversations From Calais. Focusing on what began as a DIY poster project initiated by Mathilda, a longstanding Calais volunteer working to support migrants and refugees, we asked – what first inspired her? “I started Conversations From Calais after volunteering there for several organisations and every time I came back to London, I felt the need to share what I saw, heard and experienced. I felt so angry about how displaced communities
- Unquiet Moments – Courtauld InstituteUnquiet Moments: Capturing the Everyday is an online exhibition realised by The Courtauld Institute of Art’s 2020 MA Curating the Art Museum programme – it is the first fully digital exhibition. An interrogation of the ‘everyday’ became only more relevan with the arrival of 2020; the questions asked only more urgent. The site reflects our unprecedented moments of unquiet, and illuminates the enduring impulse to capture many experiences of the everyday. I developed the website design following t
- Demistify: Charing Cross Hospital Art Collection as PerfumeThe sense of smell is one of our most developed yet least understood sense and is known to be beneficial to the health of those with dementia and brain injuries. Charing Cross hospital has specialist stroke and neuro-rehabilitation units as well as elderly care wards. In partnership with the Imperial Health Charity, we turned the hospital art collection into perfumes. This provided an inclusive and unusual way to enjoy the amazing art collection at Charing Cross. Demistify looks to use the se
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Co-director and Designeron the mend
London, United KingdomFreelance
- Managing a collective creating socially good design focused around health and well-being - Creating events, workshops and exhibitions in museums and healthcare or public spaces - Designing all visual identities of commissions
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- Creative Arts
- Problem Solver
- Time Management
- Administrative Skills
- Adobe Indesign/illustrator/photoshop