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Graphic Design Portfolio

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I am an artist working at the intersection between art and science and I am also a graphic designer with over six years of professional experience performing graphic design, pre-press, artworker, and printer roles.  I have experience working in-house with direct contact with customers, as well as working remotely. I use InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Acrobat, and Fiery Imposition software professionally, to design and amend artworks on both PC and Mac. My knowledge as a printer is very valuable for graphic designer, pre-press and artworker roles, as I understand how jobs are processed and how they need to be set up to be printed and finished correctly. I advise companies on branding guidelines, and design and adapt for printing artworks produced in-house and by customers. The formats that I work with include brochures, catalogues, logos, business cards, a wide range of leaflets, posters of different sizes, roller and flag banners. 

Binding Art and Science, a Journey through Drug Design

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Group picture. From left to right: Neus Torres Tamarit,  Dr Christelle Soudy, Bea Haynes, and Ben Murray Binding Art and Science is a workshop developed in collaboration with Dr Christelle Soudy (Francis Crick Institute), artist Bea Haynes, data scientist Ben Murray, and myself (Ben and I as Phenotypica). The workshop responds to Soudy's research in drug design for cancer research.  The objective of the workshop was to use Soudy's lab equipment to do the research, as a metaphor for the designed drug, and the public would have to construct the tumor cell around it. To make the tumor cell, we took the sequence of aminoacids of a real cancerous cell, that Soudy has already worked with, printed it onto paper and cut into sequences.  The real aminoacids are similar in shape, so we made five groups that were representative of those, we assigned them geometrical shapes, and we cut on the CNC pieces of foam with those shapes. In the workshop, people took a sequence prin

Upcoming exhibition from 20 September to 21 December 2018 - London

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Thrilled to be exhibiting at the Grant Museum of Zoology, one of the oldest zoology museums in the UK! https://www.ucl.ac.uk/culture/whats-on/agonism-antagonism In Darwin’s world of ‘survival of the fittest’, what happens when evolution affects genders differently? Agonism / Antagonism is an exhibition resulting from artist Neus Torres Tamarit’s residency in the laboratory of Dr Max Reuter, in the Research Department of Genetics, Evolution, and Environment at UCL, and part of a long-term collaboration with computer scientist Ben Murray. Dr Reuter and his team use fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster) to conduct research into the evolution of sexual antagonism: a genetic tug of war between the sexes. The different needs of the genders within a sexually reproducing species inevitably result in this phenomenon, where what is best for one gender may be actively detrimental for the other. On the surface, this process may seem problematic for the species, but research incr

Phenotypica at the Slime event, Institue of Making, UCL, London

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We had the pleasure of taking part in the last Festival of Stuff Saturday Extravaganza event at the Institute of Making, at UCL, the past Saturday 24th of March 2018. Slime was an event about polymers, and our stand was called ‘Art from Polymers: Bioplastic, DNA and Fruit Fly Cocoons’, the three polymers that inspire our artistic practice. We had exhibited two artworks; a video artwork, result of the initial period of Neus’ residency at the Reuter Laboratory at UCL, in which microscopy videos of bioplastic and fruit flies cocoons get decontextualized by the macro view and the constantly changing focal plane ( https://vimeo.com/255299709 ). The other artwork was ‘Incubator for Twin Lifeforms’, an installation inspired by the formation of the pupae, and lots of bioplastic samples that people could manipulate. We were also cooking bioplastic live and visitors were very engaged with the process, wanting to know more about what each ingredient does. They were leaving ou

Phenotypica at the Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London, March 2018

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We had the great opportunity to exhibit our digital interactive installation Biomorpha (Evolving Structures) at the Affordable Art Fair from the 8th to the 11th of March. Biomorpha explores the dramatic evolutionary pressure that can be caused by a sudden change in a species’ environment. An organism that is well adapted to a relatively stable environment can stay largely unchanged for millions of years. In a continuously changing environment, a species can undergo dramatic changes in a relatively short time, as there is a high potential for mutations that help it to survive in the new environment. This changes happen over a large period of time that is not perceptible for humans in real time. In Biomorpha, the audience is the evolutionary pressure whom are tracked by a Kinect sensor when entering Biomorpha’s environment. The digital organism mutates at an accelerated pace, in order to adapt to the new environment that the audience is creating for it.   Audience interacting