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Jan 04, 2022

Design & Music Panel

Dominic Ayre RGD
Tom Hingston presenting with slide on screen showing colourful imagery

About this video


Graphic designers have been supporting the music industry for decades. Design has played an important role in bringing musician's visions to life through packaging, promotion and performance graphics.Join Tom Hingston and Raf Rennie, as they explore the value graphic design brings to the art of music.

Tom Hingston
Tom is an established creative director and designer, based in London, UK. Hingston Studio has won numerous awards, particularly for its work in music. Over the last 25 years, Tom has collaborated with some of the world most well-known artists, including Grace Jones, Nick Cave, The Chemical Brothers, The Rolling Stones, U2, Sade, Lady Gaga and Massive Attack. He has also directed three critically acclaimed promos for the late David Bowie. His work outside music spans a wide spectrum of brands from beauty and fashion, to technology and lifestyle, including advertising campaigns for clients such as Alexander McQueen, Dior, Lancôme and Rolls Royce. Hingston Studio's archive has been exhibited at a number of major galleries and institutions including the Design Museum, The Barbican, MoMA, Saatchi Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Raf Rennie
Raf has been freelancing as a designer and art director since 2014, for variety of clients ranging from galleries, academic institutions, publishers, musicians, and more. His clients have included Serpentine Gallery, TBA21, Red Bull Arts New York, Prada, Nike, Jordan, Converse, i-D, Clouds, Kuedo and Acronym. He has been designing the Toronto-based arts criticism magazine, C Magazine. In addition to designing, Raf writes about technology, politics and design. His writings have been published by Walker Art Center: The Gradient, Wax Magazine, NXS and Talk. He also publishes his writings through his own imprint exo Publications. Prior to going freelance, Raf worked for as a designer for celebrated NYC design firms 2x4 and Li, Inc. He holds a BDes in Design from OCADU and an MFA in Graphic Design from Yale University School of Art.

Moderated by Dominic Ayre RGD