Meet some of the Type Tasting team who will be taking you through the games and experiments live at the V&A for the London Design Festival on the 19th and 20th September. Find out more about the event here. Here we showcase the work of freelance designer and writer Zara Arshad and volunteer Eugenie Smit.
Zara Arshad was born and raised in the UK, but has also lived in Indonesia, Syria and China. She recently graduated from the V&A/RCA MA History of Design programme, where she studied as the 2013-2015 Friends of the V&A Scholar, and completed her undergraduate degree at Goldsmiths College, University of London. Since 2008, She has been practicing as a freelance graphic designer and writer, with clients such as Teach for China, The Library Project, United Nations Volunteers, Designers & Books, Interior Design (magazine), Icon, Change Observer and AIGA. She has also worked at Icograda Beijing 2009, British Council in China and Beijing Design Week, and currently writes for Design China.
She is inspired by Lok Ng’s typographic work (above), which is based on traditional Chinese calligraphy and ink painting.