Information Experience Design – Experimental Design (MA)

Debbie Poon

Debbie Poon is a visual designer who was born and raised in London. Prior to joining the Information Experience Design course at the Royal College of Art, she studied Graphic Design at London College of Communication, before spending a number of years working for creative agencies and taking up editorial commissions for fashion and art clients in Hong Kong. 

She has collaborated with fellow Information Experience Design students Akvilė Terminaitė and Michael Tsang, running a workshop on sensory probes as part of London Design Festival 2019 at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Her recent projects have been part of art and science exhibitions at the Royal College of Art, King’s College and Imperial College.  

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Degree Details

School of Communication

Debbie uses experiential storytelling and art direction to expand her practice as a designer and further creative communication. By exploring methods in research and visual and experiential mediums of communication, her work focuses on creating poetic pieces that presenting the multiplicity of perspectives in the digital era. The relationship between lived experiences and the notion of plural truths has been the basis of her projects. 

Seeking Solace In Stones

quote — Quote from 'In Praise of Shadows' by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki

Seeking Solace in Stones is a short film composed of two fictional narratives that have been extracted from the memories and anecdotes surrounding jade, a hard gemstone. This piece examines the stone’s significance in the character’s lives – one associates with it spiritually whilst the other has a more consequential relationship, the jade being their main source of income. The stories never intersect but form a paradigm of beliefs, two people sharing their faith in something magical and intangible yet foundational to how they view the world.

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Video

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5'05
Musical collaborator
belief
capitalism
chinese
Film
Hong Kong
jade
magic
memory
mythology
stone
supernatural
uighur

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