John Philip Sage

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john philip sage (he/they) is a Graphic Designer and Researcher based in London. They co-run spreeeng, a graphic design cooperative practice, with carlos romo-melgar, héloïse d’almeida and roxy zeiher. They design exhibitions, publications, workshops and other visual outlets. With a situated approach, they follow a research-based methodology both in commissioned and self-initiated work. They co-developed and run DRAMA with alessia arcuri, a workshop around language and writing activation through performance, voice, sound and movement. They have worked for the Tate, the V&A, University of the Arts London, Mozilla Foundation and Meatspace Press, and have taken part in art residencies in Fabra i Coats (Barcelona) and Balmaceda Arte Joven (Santiago de Chile). With a particular interest in education and academia, they are currently a lecturer at Kingston University and Camberwell College of Arts, and an associate member and tutor at STORE. Get in touch for collaborations.
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The Bittersweet Review – Issue 01

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2013 – 2016 Graphic and Media Design, London College of Communication
2009 – 2010 Architecture RIBA 2, London Metropolitan University
2005 – 2012 ETSAB Barcelona School of Architecture, UPC
2019 – Ongoing
2018/2019/2020/2021 Graphic Designer at the Tate Design Studio, London
2020 Graphic Designer at the V&A Design Studio, London
2019 'Arts+Culture' at Mozfest, Mozilla Foundation, London
2019 LCC Degree and Postgrad Shows, UAL
2018 'Art+Data' at Mozfest, Mozilla Foundation, London
2018 V&A Digital Design Weekend, London
2017 'Artist Open Studios' at Mozfest, Mozilla Foundation, London
2017 Graphic Visualizer/Researcher 'Art:Work' Tate Exchange
2016 Double Decker Curators, London
2016 'MozEX' at Mozfest, Mozilla Foundation, London
2016 Visual Editions Publisher, London (Internship)
Selected Clients
Bidston Observatory Artistic Research Centre
Goethe Institute
Islington's Pride
Istituto Europeo di Design
Meatspace Press
Mozilla Foundation
National Portrait Gallery
NHS Foundation Trust
Oxford Internet Institute
Prestel Publishing
Prix Pictet
Romancero Books
Sadler's Wells Theatre
Smut Press
The Bittersweet Review
University of the Arts London
Victoria & Albert Museum
White Cube
2023/2024 Lecturer at Camberwell College of Arts, London
2021/2022/2023/2024 Lecturer at Kingston University, London
2023 Visiting Lecturer at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn
2022/2023/2024 Workshop Leader at IED Madrid, IED Kunsthal Bilbao and IED Barcelona – prácticas situadas y posiciones críticas
2022/2023 Reading, writing and performing workshops in collaboration with Alessia Arcuri – Modes of Sharing and Drama
2021 Workshop Leader at IED Kunsthal Bilbao – Research Through Design
2021 Workshop Leader at MAGMD, LCC, London – Parasocial Relationships
2021 Workshop at the Summer Event in collaboration with Alessia Arcuri – Creative Work is Breaking my Heart
2021 Visiting Lecturer at IED Kunsthal Bilbao
2019 Workshop Leader at Warsaw Store Summer School in collaboration with Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art
2019 Workshop Leader at East Education Summer School, Here East, London – Sound Symbolism workshop
2018 Workshop Leader at Woodbridge School (STORE) – Printmaking + 3D Workshop
2018 Workshop Leader at Open House London (UCL+STORE) – VR + inflatable structures workshop
2018 Workshop Leader at Queer Flags workshop in collaboration with The Outside Project and Queerseum – Placard workshop
2018 Workshop Leader at Pimlico Academy (STORE) – Casting Workshop
2018 Visiting Lecturer at the Architectural Association, London
2018 Visiting Lecturer at Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago
2017 Visiting Lecturer at LCC (UAL), London

2022 Organiser at United Practice's Summer Event in collaboration with Carlos Romo-Melgar, Open Practice and V-RM Studio
2022 Design Advisor for 'A Line Which Forms a Volume 6' in collaboration with Carlos Romo-Melgar and Bryony Quinn. Design Supervision and coordination of the student-led publication at MA Graphic Media Design. London College of Communication, University of the Arts London
2021 Organiser at United Practice's Summer Event in collaboration with Carlos Romo-Melgar, Open Practice and V-RM Studio
2021 Bidston Observatory Artistic Research Centre, Liverpool
2019 Fabra i Coats, Barcelona
2018 Queering Mozfest, London
2018 Balmaceda Arte Joven, Santiago, Chile

2021 Eye Magazine
2020 It's Nice That
2019 AIGA Eye on Design
2019 It's Nice That
2018 Joia Magazine
2016 Metal Magazine