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I established Charlotte Tangye Design in 2006 to work on self initiated projects, commissions, and freelance design. Clients have included Heal's, Timberland, Crew Clothing Co, and the Buxton Civic Association.

With my product design work the aim is to design functional pieces with an element of poetry. I explore materials and production methods to create products for both domestic and commercial markets.

Recent work has developed from the question: "What makes a place, or type of place, distinctive and how can this be communicated to others through designed objects?" My large-scale line drawings are inspired by the 19th Century tradition of panoramic painting, positioning the viewer at the centre of the work to best experience the view. Rather than exactly replicating nature, however, mine are often composite images that aim to capture a sense of place, rather than a true 360° view from a single location.

I utilise digital technologies to capture, collate, edit, and produce my designs. Some of my products are digitally manufactured, others by more traditional methods. All of my work is made in England.

Commissions have included a range of wire storage products for Heal's and orange footprint shoe racks for the window of Timberland's Regent Street store. Freelance design work has included web design and newsletter production for the Buxton Civic Association, flyers, posters and a live CD cover for the poet, Murray Lachlan Young.


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2009 ~ Finalist ~ Hidden Art Awards
2008 ~ Finalist ~ Hidden Art Awards
2008 ~ Nesta Inside Out Award
2006 ~ Lighting Association Student Lighting Design Award


2009-10 ~ PgDip 3D Design, University College Falmouth
2006-07 ~ PgCert Enterprise in Art and Design, Manchester Metropolitan University
2003-06 ~ BA(Hons) 3D Design - First Class, Manchester Metropolitan University
1993-96 ~ BA(Hons) English Literature, Durham University



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