Lara Farnham is an interdisciplinary designer.

Using processes developed over 20 years of exploration she works across a broad spectrum of sectors; from public realm to high end luxury, retail to exhibition, leisure and large scale developments.

Lara collaborates with many inspiring strategists, artists, designers and makers.

Her experimental practice shows a series of ongoing studies about systems, things you might find in symmetry and the body in notional spaces.

If you would like to see more work, or discuss a new project please contact lara@lf.studio

 

 
 

Bio

Lara graduated from St Martins with a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design in 1994 and since has run her own practice and worked with design consultancies that include Event, Fitch, Met Studio, HOK, Portland, Sedley Place, producers and set designers at ITV, HTV Channel 5 and the BBC.

As Director of Branding and Graphics at Portland she created game changing projects for Nuance, IKEA, BAA, Diageo, and the DOT.

Well-versed in environmental branding and placemaking she wrote and designed guidelines for Piccadilly Lights, IKEA group, Grandi Stazioni, TDIC’s Saadiyat Island and the NEC Birmingham.

As Creative Director at Event Communications, she developed graphic narratives for an exhibition in Zaha Hadids KAPSARC building Saudi Arabia, the galleries within Fosters SZNM in Abu Dhabi and 2nd Space in Venice.

She completed her MA in Scenography at The Royal School of Speech and Drama with distinction in 2014 and was a selected artist at the London Art Benniale Jan 2015 where she exhibited the 'Elastic Swarm' and 'pulse sensor studies'.

A recent stint as Design Director at Sedley Place saw her combine her love for identity design and place making, creating identities for L'escargot Soho, Coco Privé in the Maldives and the Advertising Guidelines for Piccadilly Lights at Piccadilly Circus.
 

Qualifications

MA Scenography, Distinction
Royal Central School of Speech
and Drama  
September 2012 — October 2014

Graphic Design BA (Hons), 2.1
St Martins
September 1991 ­— July 1994

Member of the Chartered
Society of Designers
June 2001 ­— present

Member of the International
Typography Society
March 2016 — present

Member of the Society of British
Theatre Designers
February 2017 — present


 

 

 

Selected clients

Arup
Atkins
BAA
BBC
Channel 5
Coco Privé
CNN
Diageo
DOT
Emirates
Grandi Stazioni
Heron International
HTV
HOK
IKEA
ITV
ING Real Estate
Land Securities
L'escargot, Soho
Lloyds Bank
KAPSARC
Kensington Palace
M&S
Marie Brizzard
Montreaux Jazz Cafe, Knightsbridge
Natural History Museum
National Trust
NEC
Nuance
Pernod Ricard
Reid Architects
Sierlen Architects
Starbucks
TDIC
The Wellcome Trust
Third Space
Travelex
UCI cinemas
VUE cinemas
Westfield
Wren architects

Selected shows

World Stage Design
Art Benniale
Mama Salon
RCSSD