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Ilona Gaynor

MA work

We are currently serving a sentence of recession, due to a grand pursuit of the objectives that lay in growth, profitability and pain avoidance. In such a complex network of agendas, it is impossible to predict any potentially harmful circumstances; but we can certainly profit from them. Everything might just end in chaos, but let’s hope that it be a deliciously, catastrophically beautiful, blackest of Black Swans. My work consists of artificially constructed worlds, navigated through fictional scenarios as a means with which to intensify, fantasise and aestheticise the darker reaches of political, economical and technological progress.


Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Design Interactions, 2011

  • We are currently serving a sentence of recession, due to a grand pursuit of the objectives that lay in growth, profitability and pain avoidance. In such a complex network of agendas, it is impossible to predict any potentially harmful circumstances; but we can certainly profit from them. Everything might just end in chaos, but let’s hope that it be a deliciously, catastrophically beautiful, blackest of Black Swans. My work consists of artificially constructed worlds, navigated through fictional scenarios as a means with which to intensify, fantasise and aestheticise the darker reaches of political, economical and technological progress.


  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons), Moving Image Design (First class), Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication, 2007; City and Guilds, Photography & Darkroom Processing (Distinction), Staffordshire College, 2002
  • Experience

  • Interaction design internship, IDEO, London, 2010; Art director (consulting), AA, Comme des Garçons, University of Westminster, London, 2009-present; Designer (digital communications and branding), Imagination, London, 2008- 9; Designer, Fabrica, Treviso, Italy, 2008
  • Exhibitions

  • Demain c'est aujourd'hui, International Design Biennial, St Étienne, France, 2010; Anti-Design Festival , Project Space, London, 2010; Super Contemporary, Design Museum, London, 2009; The Yard Gallery, Architecture Foundation, London, 2007
  • Awards

  • Commendation, Environmental Architecture, D&AD Awards, 2007; Silver award, Advertising and Marketing, PromaxBDA Awards, 2006