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Monday, October 31st, 2016

Knitting naughty and nice, AnotherKnittedThing is an interior accessories knitted…thing… which aims to make that twee craft into something a little more unusual. Based in Manchester, she designs and knits by hand manipulated machine in her studio, whilst teaching students the art on her days away.

Selling online and soon in small local shops, AnotherKnittedThings sells accessories, soft furnishings and patterns for grown ups to decorate those sofas which are in need of a sprucing, or extremities in need of warming.

Lee Ford

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016


Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Aeroplane is a design studio formed by Frosyni Bairaktari and Gareth Higham. After gaining a decade of industry experience, we decided to set up base at AWOL in 2015, a hub of all things creative and a unique place to work. When we’re not in the studio, you’ll find us on research trips, exhibitions or enjoying the outdoors.


Brand development and consultancy
Web design and digital marketing
Graphic Design


Contact us:
0161 3540 940

Paolo Feroleto

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

An experienced design professional working with a small team of trusted specialists to create inspiring design solutions for print and digital applications. Our clients include start-ups and SME’s across various sectors.

In addition, graphic recording of events, conferences and seminars providing on the spot content creation to tap into the emotions and atmosphere producing highly useful and shareable graphics.




t: Paolo Feroleto (@fero_studio) | Twitter

Charlotte Mann

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Studio 210 – Charlotte Mann

Charlotte Mann is a British artist based in Manchester, known for her esoteric music related portraiture and wildlife inspired paintings. Her work generally consists of large-scale pieces working with acrylic on canvas and thrives within both private and public collections.

Charlotte, a self-taught, instinctive artist, originally worked within the field of wildlife conservation, but has recently reaffirmed her love for painting and creating evocative pieces, which have been associated with exhibitions at Liverpool’s Foundation for Art and Creative Technology and London’s Tate Modern.

Charlotte’s work has also since been showcased in publications such as the book Beyond Recovery, in addition to a series of designs for various clients related to the music industry, as well as paintings spotlighting the journey toward spiritual development and personal well-being. When time allows, she takes on commissioned work, and will soon be offering prints of some of her favourite pieces.


Martyn Webster

Monday, September 26th, 2016

I have always had a fascination with geometry, symmetry and shapes that tessellate. I notice light and dark; shadows and visual effects that affect mood. I am interested in how objects can be mass-produced and the limitations this has on design. This process feeds into a concept that you can make something from almost nothing – limited materials. It challenges my design process and helps form something minimal, stripped down and simple – a ‘less is more’ approach. I like using natural materials, not necessarily raw in state but created using traditional processes.

“You must improvise as you go along… working directly is best, even a slight mistake is not a mistake for it hasn’t been corrected yet.”

Lynn Chadwick, Sculptor, 1914 – 2003

Skype: martynwebsterdesign


Dan Heron / Ce Monde

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Dan Heron is an artist and designer from Manchester. After graduating from Manchester School of Art in 2013 he has been working as a freelance graphic designer, working on various projects from web design to illustration for magazines. He is currently working part-time whilst studying for an MA in Graphic Design and Art Direction at Manchester School of Art, exploring hand-made art and design techniques.

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