Cast your mind back to 2012. The nation was caught up with the Olympic volunteer “games makers”’ and the mood enhancing triumph and tears of sports people. Danny Boyle’s opening ceremony culminated with the lighting of the astonishing Olympic cauldron designed by Thomas Heatherwick. Arguably, this is when this designer gained notoriety with the British public.
He is to me, one of the most influential and innovative designers in the UK today across a wide range of disciplines from architecture, furniture, fashion, and product design to engineering, transportation design, and urban planning.
According to Heatherwick, the breadth of skills found at his studio is a reaction to his frustration at encountering "sliced-up ghettos of thought". Rather than separate disciplines he brings them together. Something I believe in and we strive to offer and deliver at The Graphic Design House. Rather than silos of graphic designers, art workers, brand and digital design specialists I believe like him it’s about seeing briefs as three dimensional design challenges.