Information about the designers in the A+ show at Central Saint Martins, 2016, names E to F
After a BA in Painting and Drawing at Edinburgh College of art, Eleanor took an MA in Communication Design (Illustration) at Central Saint Martins between 1996 and 1999. She remembers CSM as an 'introduction to a wealth of ideas across all aspects of design and illustration both via the tutors and fellow students, as well as other courses taking place elsewhere in the college. It was an amazing creative resource.'
Eleanor has worked as an in-house designer for publishers Cape, Chatto, Harvill Secker and Vintage at Random House, and took up the position of Art Director at the Folio Society in 2007. Eleanor began designing book covers for Faber & Faber in 2009. Alongside her cover design work, Eleanor is known for her illustration which has been featured by It’s Nice That and Étapes magazine. Eleanor has chosen her work for the 'Rare Medium' journal to include in the A+ show. This journal won a D&AD award in 2014.
Enid Marx, RDI (1902–98) studied drawing, pottery and printed textile design at the Central School in the 1920s. Beginning her design career in a textile studio, she branched into designing book covers in 1929, and in 1937 London Transport commissioned Enid to design the patterns for bus and tube seat covers. During World War Two she wrote and designed children's books. After the war Enid worked for Penguin books, designed stamps and wrote books on English popular art. In 1994 she became an Royal Designer for Industry. Enid's contribution to the history of design is celebrated in the Enid Marx galleries at Compton Verney, which shows her work and the collection of folk art she created with her partner, Margaret Lambert. Many examples of Enid's work are held in the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Freda Lingstrom OBE (1893 – 1989) studied at the Central School before beginning a long and varied creative career, starting off as a designer in a large London print works. After stints in two design studios, Freda set up her own consultancy, creating designs for the London & North Eastern Railway, the Underground Group and the Norwegian state railway. Other notable work includes Scandinavian travel publicity for use in England. Freda was a writer as well as a designer, producing two novels and the book 'This is Norway'. Her expertise with words and images led her to work on children's magazine 'Junior' in 1945. From this, Freda moved on to working for the BBC, for whom she created several iconic children's programmes: Listen With Mother, Andy Pandy, The Flowerpot Men and The Woodentops. Freda was Head of Children's Programmes at the BBC from 1951 to 1955. After the BBC, Freda continued to write. Examples of her work are held in the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Freda's 1929 'Cheap Fares' poster shown in the A+ exhibition is from the Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection. It was one of a series of posters commissioned by the London Underground from staff and students of the Central School and St. Martins.