work-form is a graphic design studio based in London, run by Charlie Abbott, Jake Hopwood and Alex Hough.

 

Our services include the design of visual identities, branding, typography, creative direction and consultancy.

 

We work with a diverse range of clients – from individuals, community groups and independent businesses, to cultural institutions and international brands. We take an open, collaborative approach to every project, informed by detailed research and development.

 

Education is a central part of our studio practice – we currently lead the 1st year of BA (Hons) Graphic Design at Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London, and run projects and workshops at a range of universities and institutions.

 

 

A selection of the clients we have worked with include

 

AIR (Archway in Response), Assembly Point Gallery, British Council, City & Guilds of London Art School, Cos, Flat Time House/John Latham Foundation, Freedom From Torture, Kingsgate Workshops, Lewisham Art House, LUX, Moorfields Eye Charity, Royal College of Art, Sir John Soane’s Museum, Sotheby’s S|2 Gallery, Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery Trust, Whitstable Biennale.

 

 

 

 

 

Workshops, Publications and Special Projects

 

 

It Seemed Like a
Good Idea at the Time
Talk
Chelsea College of Arts
November 2018

 

 

Experimental Language
Workshop
Spitfire Audio
August 2018

 

 

Design Takeover: work-form
Interview
South-East London Journal no. 12
The Art School Issue
Spring 2018

 

 

Layout for Graphic Designers: An Introduction
(contribution)
Publication
Bloomsbury Publishing
Spring 2018

 

 

Ideal Science – A Risographic Survey
Group Exhibition
Newlyn Art Gallery & Exchange
December 2017 – January 2018

 

 

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Art Licks Weekend


October 2017

 

 

Contemporary Typographic Design
Short Course
Chelsea College of Arts
August 2017

 

 

Taking a Line for a Walk:
Assignments in Design Education
(Contribution)

Editors: Nina Palm & Emilia Bergmark

Spector Books
Autumn 2016

 

Sheerness Sans
Workshop
Whitstable Biennale

November 2016

 

 

Hangout vs. Layout
Design & Interaction Debates
Talk
Central St Martins
October 2016

 

 

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Art Licks Weekend

October 2016

 

 

Art History, Criticism & Communication

Short Course
with Wouter van der Hallen, David Price,
Jeremy Atherton Lin & Esther Collins

Central St Martins
August 2016

 

 

Where is the Work?

Re-make/Re-model

Talk & Workshop

Norwich University of the Arts

October 2015

 

 

Studio Solutions


Project


City & Guilds of London Art School


October 2015

 

 

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Assembly Point Open Studios

October 2015

 

 

Crowd Talks Volume 1

Panel Discussion

at Studio 350 Brighton Degree Show

Rose Lipman Building

July 2015

 

 

Comic Sans for Cancer
Group Exhibition
London
August 2014
(Poster selected as curator’s choice)

 

 

Graphic Design Tasting Notes
Talk
Royal College of Art
27th November 2013

 

 

A Presentation of Failure:
Defining Practice
Talk
Kingston University
March 2013