Graphic Designer



Sienna Mark-Brown

Ridges Type (Version 01) is an uneven and fluid display typeface. Currently titled ‘Ridges Type’, it has a natural flow and sharp contrasts. 

A work in progress.

E.F. display is a typeface designed as a response to the fast fashion industry; informed by principles of ethical fashion. Versions include; display, body copy and italics.

E.F. display is a typeface rooted in research surrounding ethical fashion. It goes against complacency, encouraging conversation around the future of fashion, and the upheaval of current practices. Created considering the principles of transparency, sustainability, fairness, minimisation, craftsmanship, equality and locality, E.F. display is a legible embodiment of the ethical fashion movement. This typeface is a practical response to a more philosophical problem; how to get consumers to prioritise their values over consumerism and convenience? E.F. display is contributing to the current conversation in society, regarding how we can disrupt one of the largest industries in the world, before the damage is irreparable

E.F display is presented through a specimen publication, created through the culimantion of several mini books.

Designers Speak Up: Poster Call

Present Tense: Wāhine Toi Aotearoa Poster Call

A call for posters by female designers, around any issue social, cultural, or political issue. Using only #ff3333 red + white.

Featured on the Designers Speak Up website and instagram.

‘Pedagogy — STEM subjects over the arts.’
A commentary on the utopic and hopeful goals of a university, in contrast to the bureaucratic and finance-driven reality. Referring to a well-documented event in Auckland’s recent history for context; the closing of the Creative Arts libraries at the University of Auckland. This was a wake up call for both students and faculty regarding just how skewed the universities priorities have become — hopefully before it is too late. In a world moving further into technology and away from community, the need for the arts to thrive may be greater than ever.

Ridges, a typeface I created, was used to evoke a sense of freedom, whilst simultaneously having a jarring sense of irregularity and inconsistency — further emphasised by its use in this context.

Sienna Mark-Brown