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;



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


Layout for Graphic Designers An Introduction
Bloomsbury Publishing, Spring 2018


Graphic Design Saturday Schools Short Course,
Camberwell College of Arts, Autumn 2016


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 to 

Spector Books, Autumn 2016

Editors: Nina Palm & Emilia Bergmark


Sheerness Sans
Whitstable Biennale

November 2016


Hangout vs. Layout
Design & Interaction Debates
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?


Talk & Workshop

Norwich University of the Arts

October 2015


Studio Solutions

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
Poster Exhibition Charity Event
London, August 2014
(Poster selected as curators choice)


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


A Presentation of Failure –
Defining a Practice
Kingston University,March 2013