A multi-disciplined design & research practice
My Practice

Design & Art direction

I utilise both products and services as mechanisms to discuss issues of socioeconomic and cultural importance.

Through this process of immersion and debate I aim to evoke considered implementation of technology in tomorrow's technosocial society.
My work is split between research lead public engagement and comercial brand experience.

Research & Education

I continue to work within education as a visting lecturer and external critique but my research practice now occurs as a part of my commercial work.

I develop workshops and labs for brands and distil this work into bespoke publications and film.

Recent Activity

Healthcare Startup

Healthcare Startup

I have recently been engaged with healthcare Startup “Handle My Health“. They have clinical trials in three months and I have been working with them to develop the product for the end of this year. (more…)



Very quick turn around on this one. A 48 hour collaboration with Fashion Designer Keko Hainwheeler and Gerard Rallo . Lead singer of TEED Orlando Higginbottom, wanted to push the headdress for their latest performance on stage at Bestival last weekend. Together Keko and I created a headdress that lit up and changed color with whilst pulsing to the music. (more…)

About Section

CV & Experience

About Me!

Professional Experience
- Projects Director, YCN
- It’s Nice That, Creative Director
- Consulting for BBC R&D and BT Management with tinker
- Cranfield Lead designer, EPSRC funded research (Product-Service Systems)

Royal College of Art, MA Design Interactions
London College of Communication BA (Hons) First Class Interaction Design.

Chelsea College of Art, Guest Critique
Westminster University, Guest Lecturer, Visual Communication Design course.
Goldsmiths, Creative technology workshops.
Tinker.it, Assistant lecturer, teaching basic electronics at undergraduate level.

Selected Exhibitions
Abandon Normal Devices Festival 2010
Gilpin Family Whisky (Manchester Cube gallery)
RCA Summer Show 2010
Commendation for the Helen Hamlyn Design Award
If You Could Collaborate, Rochelle School 2010
Dialogue. LCC 2008

Newspapers : The Independent, The Guardian, The Sun, The Metro, Germany Bild, De Magazine, Design week
Interviews : on BBC Radio 4, ITV, BBC world service, BBC Radio Cambridge, French and German National radio (translated) Russian National News, Discovery Channel,
Online write ups: and interviews. Wired.co.uk, we-make-money-not-art.com, coolhunting.com, boingboing.com, dothegreenthing.com, despoke.com, inhabit.com and gizmodo.com


James Gilpin

Phone:   07734105029

Twitter:   @Jamesgilpin

Mail:   james.gilpin@me.com

Site:   www.jamesgilpin.com

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