Thursday, 6 May 2010

Bryan Edmondson: SEA


4th May 2010


Bryan Edmondson came to our university to give a talk about his design company Sea. He probably was one of the quickest lecturers we have had to date. He briefly talked about his early career and his university life, he graduated in 1992 and has worked at numerous design company’s: Roundel and Imagination, before he co-founded Sea with John Simpson in 1997. 

His work touches on many disciplines from corporate identity and art direction to print, packaging and information design. He has combined a diverse and impressive client list and produced a wide range of acclaimed work for clients such as Matthew Williamson, GF Smith, EMI and the contemporary furniture brand, Beyon.


“He used those weird things called pens!”


His work has been widely published and has received recognition in numerous national and international design awards. During his career he has lectured at many UK Universities and at events such as D&AD, Typographic Circle and the Annual London event, Four Designers.

They base their work on simple ideas, you could tell he knew what he liked and he has reasons for everything.

He also spoke about there re-design of Grafik Magazine, they were asked to design ten of the covers and a 150year anniversary book, I was really impressed by this and the work was just gorgeous, they worked with a screen print company for this and made 15,000 individually screen printed editions of Grafik to celebrate there anniversary.

He has obviously had a lucrative career and is proud to be at Sea, keeping his company to a 10 people maximum even with bigger and bigger clients each year, which is brave and probably a lot more work.



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