Hello. I’m Marie and I’m a graphic designer who has worked in the industry since 2007 specialising in print, typography, book design and branding for both local and global clients. I work as a part-time senior lecturer on the BA Graphic Design course at the University of Portsmouth as well as giving lectures and workshops on Graphic Design, Publication Design, Typography and Book Binding for BA Fashion & Textile Design and MA Architecture.
In the past I've worked for design agencies in London including Territory Studio and as a graphic designer at award winning design studio ilovedust in Portsmouth.
As well as being a university lecturer and freelance graphic designer, I have also set up a riso studio and print collective, foursandeights, with my husband and fellow designer and illustrator, luckydarren.
In April 2019 we moved to a little studio at the Hotwalls Studios in Old Portsmouth just a few steps (15, I've counted...) away from the beach and have open studios on the third Sunday of each month.
More can be found about our work and projects at foursandeights.co.uk
I’m a print and typography addict that loves nice paper stocks, the smell of print, graphic design, teaching, bookbinding, stargazing, bee saving and fours and eights number obsessing, but my biggest loves are my kids and my soulmate.
Awarded an Arts Council England National Lottery Grant for the Project; In Motion. A creative community engagement project and exhibition – 2021
Nominated & Shortlisted 'Best Visual Artist' Sponsored by Aspex Gallery – The News Guide Awards 2020 (foursandeights)
Nominated and Shortlisted for the Pamodzi Creatives Inspirational Women of Portsmouth Awards 2020
British Printing Society Member - Since 2019
Oxford Guild of Printers Member – Since 2019
St Bride Member – Since 2019
Society of Bookbinders Member - Since 2019
Fellowship (FHEA) – Higher Education Academy – 2018/19
APEX (Academic Professional Excellence Programme) – Foundation Pathway, Associate Lecturer – 2016
Adobe Certified Associate – Visual Design Specialist (Mac) – 2015
Adobe Certified Associate – Adobe InDesign CC (Mac) – 2015
Adobe Certified Associate – Adobe Illustrator CC (Mac) – 2015
Adobe Certified Associate – Adobe Photoshop CC (Mac) – 2015
Recognition Award – University of Portsmouth – 2014
National Print Futures Award – 2011
First Class Honours – BA Graphic Design – University of Portsmouth – 2011