Erik Winterburn

After completing the junior fellowship year in Bristol, working closely with both staff and students on the Graphic Design course, I’ve moved back up north. Since then, I’ve been working with design studios and engaging in self-initiated projects.

In 2017, my poster was shortlisted for the Graphic Design Festival Scotland International Poster Competition. My design actually derived from content that I had gathered in my time in Bristol, a complete transcription of Germany v England commentary at the 2010 World Cup. With this work, I was interested in intonation and emphasis with spoken word and the process of ‘ekphrasis’- taking something visual and transforming it into words. The selected works were exhibited in The Lighthouse, Glasgow.

I’m now working with Field ( in Sheffield, and have been since September 2017. Field specialise in print and spatial design. I work closely with fellow UWE graduate Jake Goodall day-in day-out, creating a wide range of different media, everything from large-scale print projects for local education institutions, to exhibition identities and wayfinding systems.

I’ve recently worked with the Automatic Systems and Control Engineering (ACSE) department of the University of Sheffield. I created two publications which celebrated their 50th anniversary, using archival imagery and diagrams of primitive robotics.