DAVID FRAME


Freelance Graphic Designer and External Liaison Coordinator for the Graphic Communication Design programme at Central Saint Martins, UAL.

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Clients and collaborators include Global Generation, The Wiener Holocaust Library and Knowledge Quarter.

Copyright © 2022 David Frame


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From the Story Garden.

An identity and visual language for a local community outreach project with Global Generation and MAKE @ Story Garden.

Experimentation in Type.

A WIP display typeface rooted in the use of grids, curves and visual systems.

Make From Home.

Handout accompanying a bookbinding toolkit distributed to students across the globe.

“I Held a Dinner Party in an Elevator for Graphic Design”.

A dinner party held in an elevator providing a satirical commentary on modern-day social interactions.

Carnival of Crisis.

A series of events and workshops demonstrating that the arts can – and must – respond to the climate and ecological emergency. 

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Mixed Pickles.

A designed page spread and concept that uses archived documents concerning Jewish refugee internment camps as a means to promote a family writing exercise.

Am I Being Unreasonable?

A poster series that highlights the absurdities of the controversial parenting site Mumsnet.

Did you Hear the One About Socially-Motivated Comedy?

A written report elaborating on how and why I believe social design practitioners should be engaging with comedy as a means to provoke change.

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Depth of Field 2020-21.

A virtual lecture series in which guest speakers are invited to talk about their design practice and engage in a Q&A with a live audience.

Better Late Than Never.

A London-based exhibition bringing together the works of 2020 Graphic Communication Design graduates.

GCD.STUDIO.

An online platform where CSM’s Graphic Communication Design students can research, experiment, share, publish, exhibit and collaborate.

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Images of installation of exhibition.

Images of final exhibition located on Stable Street, Granary Square, London.

Better Late Than Never.

Following the cancellation of Central Saint Martins’ annual Degree Shows, this London-based exhibition brought together the 2020 graduates of the Graphic Communication Design Programme to King’s Cross to celebrate and showcase their respective practices. Spanning a range of creative disciplines and positions, the work on display presented some of the new and forward-thinking practices that were cultured at a time when the creative landscape was being challenged and shaped by some of the largest social, political and cultural shifts of the last century.

Better Late Than Never was organised, curated and designed by myself, Oluwatomilola Adefioye, Lili Phillips, and Rosie Stephenson. The event was supported by Central Saint Martins, Argent, EIZO and Studio Basic.

2021
EXHIBITION
ROLE: CO-MANAGER

























Top image credit: London Centre for Book Arts.

Make From Home.

A small handout distributed to Graphic Communication Design students alongside a selection of bookbinding tools and equipment. The design uses abstract shapes that represent the contents of the toolkit. The playful use of colour and shape suggest a sense of playfulness in keeping with the nature of Make From Home.

2021
PRINTED HANDOUT
148 X 210 MM
PRINT RUN OF 550
ROLE: DESIGNER

A5 flyer (front and back). Including information about the scheme and contents page.






















Social media marketing / Public view of the live-streamed lecture / Accompanying website.




Lecture with NASA JPL and Climate Outreach.

Depth of Field 2020-21.

An online public lecture series that aims to question some of the most prevelent issues faced within the Graphic Communication Design industry. Coordinated by myself and others, we invite two guest speakers to present their unique perspectives and engage in a live Q&A discussion. The 2020/2021 series included speakers such as Kelly Walters and Gemma Copeland, in addition to organisations such as NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Climate Outreach, Design Observer and Thames & Hudson.

This project could not have happened without Rebecca Ross (Project Leader), Jacob Watmore (Events Coordinator), and Jake Dow-Smith (Web Designer).

2020 - 2021
ONLINE LECTURE SERIES
ROLE: ASSISTING COORDINATOR























Posters on display.

Carnival of Crisis.

Coinciding with COP26, UAL’s Climate Emerency Network curated a series of events and workshops responding to the climate emergency. The programme peaked with a London-wide parade where we united as a community for the chance to connect with others in the name of climate justice and solidarity.

2021
EVENTS PROGRAMME
ROLE: DESIGNER AND PROJECT ASSISTANT


Selection of images from throughout Carnival of Crisis, including a series of posters designed by myself.

























Examples of letterform experimentation.

Experimentation in Type.

A WIP display typeface rooted in the use of grids, curves and visual systems. Moving forward, the typeface will have no choice but to break the established design system in favour of legibility and visual consistency.

2021
TYPEFACE
ROLE: DESIGNER


Posters featuring my typographic experimentations.