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Matthew Chrislip

Course Leader, MA Graphic Communication Design
Central Saint Martins
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Matthew  Chrislip


My design practice revolves around a scalable independent studio, Dowland, founded in 2008. The practice is multidisciplinary and multiform, operating alongside various other professional activities, expanding and contracting to either consume or create space as needed. In medium, the range of output spans graphic design, products, clothing, environments, research, writing, and education. In theme, the work has covered: design cultures of socially separated individuals or groups; cross-disciplinary metaphor as a pathway to design theory, with specific focus on mathematics and physics; and "design for program," or, design as a scaffolding for social or political activity.

I have a BFA in Graphic Design and French Studies from Brigham Young University (2007) and an MFA in Graphic Design from the Yale School of Art (2013). In addition to teaching at Central Saint Martins, I've taught and led workshops at the Parsons School of Design, the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, and the Winchester School of Art.