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Light Heavy Things

After several hours of dipping and delving into the minds of RCA2020 students I’m invigorated by the questions they’ve asked, the challenges they’ve set and the answers they’ve uncovered. Many students have reflected and reacted to the societal challenges, both big and small. Some have taken processes, both natural and artificial, and produced work of lightness and beauty. However the lasting impression I have is of diversity, of individual thought, and of self discovery. Congratulations to all the graduates of 2020. Challenging times has led to lovely outcomes.

Peter Russell-Clarke

Peter Russell-Clarke

After completing his undergraduate studies in Australia, Peter moved to London in 1991 to attend the Royal College of Art, graduating from the Industrial Design course in 1993.

Two years in the UK turned into 15. Peter worked with Ross Lovegrove, Geoff Hollington and Pentagram and eventually established his own studio, in 1997, with clients including Nike and Swatch. One of his clients, Nokia, invited him to become the Global Group Design Manager for mobile phones, overseeing teams in five countries across Europe, China and the USA.

Alongside his studio work, Peter was a part-time tutor at the Royal College of Art from 1995 to 2004, establishing Platform 5 when Ron Arad created the Design Products course.

In 2005 Apple approached him to join their small team of Industrial Designers working with Jony Ive. Peter has been involved in the design of iPhones, iPads, Macs and Apple Watches ever since.

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