Robin Howie

Creative Director & Founder

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About me

 

Robin Howie is an independent and inter-disciplinary designer currently based in London. Howie established the design studio Fieldwork Facility after graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2010 and works with a variety of clients across such as the Design Council, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Tate Modern, the Architecture Foundation and UK Sport. Howie has been commended nationally and internationally in press and awards for his work (Press includes: WIRED, Creative Review, The Guardian, FastCo, Design Week. Awards include D&AD, Creative Review, Design Week and the International Society of Typographic Designers premier award). Howie mentors start-ups and young designers, gives talks at colleges and tutors regularly at Kingston University. He has written for the magazines Grafik and ARC. Howie believes that design can create conversations and have an effect in the social fabric that we live in. Whilst Robin Howie has no ‘house-style’ his work is underpinned by a conceptual integrity and crafted execution. Howie’s work aims to create dialogues between people, objects, ideas, materials and places, these dialogues aim to create impactful communications that enrich the lives of those who experience them.

Skills

 

  • Typography
  • Exhibition Design
  • Visual Communication
  • Creative Direction
  • Campaigns
  • Posters
  • Editorial Design
  • Branding Identity Design
  • Experience Design
  • Environment Design
  • Idenity
  • Placemaking
  • Signage and Wayfinding Design
  • Interventions
  • Networked Cities Citizens

Work history

Currently

Creative Director & Founder

Fieldwork Facility

Jun 2010
  • London, UK
  • Full Time
  • Fieldwork Facility is an independent and inter-disciplinary design studio led by Robin Howie. We have a holistic approach to design with a focus on designing communications and experiences. We have a particular interest in exploring how emerging technologies can create new relationships between the fields of communication and experience. Selected Clients: UK Sport Design Council Tate Modern Low Carbon Hub Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park LSE Cities The Architecture Foundation Ashley McCormick Projects East Architects Nice Shirt Films Bó Drake Royal College of Art Revival Us Outer London Fund Design for London Brent Council Waltham Forest Council Mayk Collective Pizzaiolo (Scotland) Red Mansion Art Prize (China) Nirvana CPH East Architects Agora Arts (Taiwan) NTNU (Norway) Actant Simon Beattie Books IDEO

Education

2010

Communication Art Design

Royal College of Art

Sep 2008 - Jun 2010

2007

Graphic Design

Kingston University

Sep 2004 - Jun 2007

Awards

2014

Creative Review Annual

Creative Review

  • The Scots Pine Cloud Observatory

2014

ISTD (INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF TYPOGRAPHICAL DESIGNERS) Premier Award

ISTD

  • Premier Award: Promotional Brochures & Catalogues. Project: Simon Beattie - Short List 5

2014

ISTD (INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF TYPOGRAPHICAL DESIGNERS) Premier Award

ISTD

  • Premier Award: Promotional Brochures & Catalogues. Project: Simon Beattie

2013

Design Week Awards

Design Week

  • Nomination for the Rising Star Award

2013

D&AD Awards

D&AD

  • Wayfinding & Environmental Design: In-Book. Project: Food for Thought

2013

D&AD Awards

D&AD

  • D&AD Awards. Catalogues & Brochures: In Book. Project: Simon Beattie - Short List 5

2009

Design Week Awards

Design Week

  • Commended. 60|40 Identity

2009

ADAA Design Achievement Awards (Hosted by Icograda)

ADAA

  • Finalist. A dialogue with public space

2009

D&AD Awards

D&AD

  • D&AD Awards. Logo & Typeface. In Book. Project: 60|40 Identity

2009

Varley Memorial Award (Royal College of Art)

Royal College of Art

2007

RSA Design Directions Award

RSA

  • Shortlist

2007

4Talent Award

Channel 4

  • Shortlist