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Adam Waldron

MA work

2017 Emoji Ballot

The research I have been engaged with over the last year has been structured around the Emoji phenomenon, exploring the topic through talks, writing and collaboratively designed projects. 

My position in the subject as creative practitioner-centred on motivating openness and collaboration to devise and manage the international communication system. The most current project, and featured within SHOWRCA 16, is the Unicode 10.0, candidate election assists dialogue between the users of Emojis and the Governing Body of Emojis. Although published online, the ‘candidates’ are selected within the authority of Unicode. The candidate election confronts the current system in place, providing a space for discussion and an invitation to decide on its evolution outside of the digital realm. 


  • MA Degree


    School of Communication


    MA Visual Communication, 2016

  • I regard myself as a designer with a socially engaged design practice; my work upholds a high level of craft and making that’s contingent on participation and collaboration.      

    My pragmatic approach to design centres on the concept and process, the outcome is a natural consequence of this approach. Because of this, I’m able to enter a situation and demonstrate a comprehensive range of skills that move away from contemporary conventions of graphic design.