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People

A Practice for Everyday Life was founded as a collaborative studio with a core team who work together with additional specialists; the team varies in number depending on the particular project we are working on.

Kirsty Carter

Director
Royal College of Art, 2001 – 03
University of Brighton, 1998 – 2001
Co-Founded A Practice for Everyday Life, 2003

Emma Thomas

Director
Royal College of Art, 2001 – 03
Camberwell College of Arts, 1998 – 2001
Co-Founded A Practice for Everyday Life, 2003

Jason Wolfe

Senior Designer
Sheffield Hallam University, 2006 – 09
Joined A Practice for Everyday Life, 2010

Daniel Griffiths

Project Manager
University of Edinburgh, 2009 – 12
Joined A Practice for Everyday Life, 2016

Anna Lisa Reynolds

Communication/Project Manager
London College of Communication, 2009 – 10
University of Westminster, 2006 – 09
Joined A Practice for Everyday Life, 2012

Joanna Rutter

Designer
University of Brighton, 2009 – 12
Joined A Practice for Everyday Life, 2013

Olivia Diaz

Designer
The Glasgow School of Art, 2010 – 14
Joined A Practice for Everyday Life, 2015

Profile

A Practice for Everyday Life1 is a graphic design studio based in London.2 Our work includes art direction, identities, publications, exhibitions, type design, signage, packaging, and digital. We have built a reputation as an internationally renowned and sought-after collaborator through our work with like-minded companies, galleries, institutions and individuals, and we work with a conceptual rigour that ensures each design is meaningful and original.


  1. The name of our studio is taken from the title of a book: The Practice of Everyday Life, by Michel de Certeau. In it, de Certeau explores the interactions between producers, individuals and their environments, referring to the idea of practice as a habit, exercise and pursuit of everyday life. He describes a way of making sense of a place by collecting materials, subverting existing patterns and drawing together new stories. 

  2. Kirsty Carter and Emma Thomas founded A Practice for Everyday Life in 2003, after forging a close working partnership whilst at the Royal College of Art. The studio was set up to explore the potential of graphic design as a meaningful process of cultural production, and to find new ways of communicating content. We have since grown to a team of six, and are still based in Bethnal Green, where the studio was first established twelve years ago.