Amber Weir

Amber Weir
BA (Hons) Graphic Design // Glasgow School of Art ’20

Amber is a graphic designer and image maker based between London and Glasgow, with a focus on art direction and process led design.

“My design style falls between graphics and illustration as my practice often includes some kind of image making element. This even translates into my lettering and typography with my interest in decorative and bespoke type design, which is best illustrated through my work with FATHER – a book containing works by photographer Harley Weir exploring the complexities and beauty of masculinity. The cover uses bespoke lettering I created for the project highlighted in a pale pink foil. I chose to explore this kind of lettering to evoke the feelings of childishness that resonates with the title along with the rich, sumptuous forms within the content.

This stems from my love of process, whether that be the carving of Lino or the sketching of letterforms, I really enjoy the journey from the initial spark of an idea through all it’s iterations until it’s final form as well as the constant learning that comes with the discovery of new techniques relevant to my projects.

This piece is taken from my Polluted photo series which attempts to portray water pollution through the use of household chemicals on film negatives to represent possible contaminants our waterways are exposed to and the adverse effects they have”.

In addition to undertaking freelance graphic design and art director roles, Amber also has experience in arts education. Her recent achievements include winning a competition held by the charitable organisation Girls Against, in which she designed the cover art for their first fundraiser compilation vinyl.

amberweir.cargo.site
amberweir@hotmail.co.uk

Foam
Film negatives, bleach, laundry detergent and lemon juice
59.4 x 84.1 cm
£50

Education

2016 – 2020
BA (Hons) Communication Design: Graphic Design, Glasgow School of Art.

2015 – 2016
Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, Distinction, Arts University Bournemouth.

Awards

2018
Girls Against vinyl cover competition, Winner.

Other Experience

2019
Art Director, Idea ltd, London.

2012 – 2017
Teaching Assistant, The Art Club, London.