I am a London based designer with a particular interest in interactive design. Since graduating from Central Saint Martins where I developed a range of interactive interiors, working with Aestheticodes has provided me with an opportunity to explore a new interactive field of design.
After talking with the Aestheticodes team, I began work on my ‘Koi Carp’ design as a development of a sketch I produced, inspired by Chinese ink drawings, during an encoding workshop.
As a contrast to the bold, blocky QR codes, I wanted to create an image that felt soft and flowing, something which would unexpectedly be a code.
I began by painting regular images with inks, softening them by adding water and building up the layers, incorporating the codes by picking out key lines right at the end. I felt that this allowed me to be free with my painting and for the code to become part of a natural image without looking contrived