A very warm welcome to Splendid Industrial, the blog of me, Jeremy Owen, a freelance design director/illustrator/writer/content producer from the UK (currently resident in Munich).
In the Projects section there are select overviews of my work in either graphic design-led creative communication or written content, including both self-led journalism and client-commissioned editorial, social media and content marketing.
In the Journal section you can find news about what I have been doing lately plus the odd long-form thought piece (some of them very odd) on topics in and around visual culture.
But, to keep things light, here’s some fun facts..
Some people that I have worked with (not in order of cultural or economic worth, merely alphabetical):
- American Express
- Monarch Airlines
- Qatar Airlines
- Royal Air Force
- Sky TV
- University of Oxford
- Universal Pictures
My work has appeared in or on:
- Boardsport Source
- Creative Review
- Design Observer
- Film International
- New Scientist
- Onboard Snowboarding
- Scene 360
- Whiteboard Journal
Some career highlights:
- Working for Intel, I successfully amending a typo (not my fault) on 9 metro wide banner by hand minutes before the cameras of the international press arrived
- Being granted access to original archival material related to the Whitechapel murders whilst researching an article for MQ magazine. Turns out Alan Moore was right…
- Devising a social media campaign to create awareness for Skateistan that subsequently found use as a teaching aid worldwide
- Having the pleasure of discussing the designing of the Ghostbusters logo with its creator Michael Gross
- Working with Apple on the UK iPad launch
Other intriguing facts from a career on the frontline of the pop culture battlefield:
- I once lent a DVD to Silence of the Lambs director Jonathan Demme
- Neville Brody appraised me as being; ‘a designer that is able to step outside and successfully critique the practice itself’
- I have performed at the Albert Hall, London with TVs Poirot, David Suchet
- I have appeared in two hit BBC series
- James Cameron didn’t give me access to the Aliens archive as he didn’t like what I was saying about graphic design in the film…