Hello. I’m Marie and I’m a graphic designer who has worked in the industry for 13 years specialising in print, typography, book design and branding for both local and global clients. I work as a part-time 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.
In 2011 I won national Print Futures Award.
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 on our website 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 two sons and my soulmate.
Nominated for the Pamodzi Creatives Inspirational Women of Portsmouth Awards 2020
British Printing Society Member - 2019
Oxford Guild of Printers Member – 2019
St Bride Member – 2019
People of Print Member – 2018
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