How Can Graphic Design Contribute to Sustainable Food Waste Management?
Food waste contributes to the global carbon footprint and poses multiple threats to our environment when mismanaged. Resources required to produce food such as energy, time, land, water and labour are all limited, yet an estimated one thousand six hundred million tonnes of food is thrown away each year, globally. My thesis explores examples of how graphic design can contribute to sustainable food waste management.
To support my question, I have designed a monochromatic symbol intended for the anti-food waste movement. The symbol serves as a reminder of the food waste issue and will be shown on storefronts as a badge of compliance to the standard of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Target 12.3. Shops that have not committed to the goal will not be allowed to display the logo under copyright laws. A straightforward demonstration of graphic design capabilities.
This project was intended to be a continuation of my thesis where I envisioned graphic design capabilities in conjunction with the anti-food waste movement by the year 2036, 15 years from now.
In London, as of 2021, food waste collections are only offered to houses, which excludes over 40 percent of the Londoners that live in flats. As I began to research composting food waste in the home, I also began to speculate about the recycling habits of the people around me who also live in a block of flats. I see great potential in food waste management if the people using these services are well informed about the items they intend to recycle.
The concept of the app is to provide an all-in-one educational platform intended for Londoners who are experiencing the dilemma of not knowing what is recyclable. By breaking down each material that a single food product is packaged in, people will never have to ask "Is this recyclable?" ever again.
Pinocchio Title Sequence Pitch
An experimental animation project that turned into a title sequence pitch for the live-action film Pinocchio with a dark twist. This project consisted of multiple elements including title reveal testing on C4D, illustrating storyboards and poster designs.