Polytechnic is a collaborative graphic design studio working on social, cultural and research projects. We create enduring work grounded in typographic detail, craft and contextual exploration. Wider research interests include design for social use, site-oriented work, sustainable practice and material innovation.

We are a multidisciplinary studio led by Arthur Carey (LCC, Leeds College of Art) and Georgia Cherry (RCA), our distinct but complementary backgrounds in arts and humanities informing a uniquely engaged approach.

Alongside our commercial projects the studio co-directs arts collective Gedney Common and supports several community projects as a graphic partner.

Senior team

Arthur Carey (he/him) trained in graphic design at London College of Communication and Leeds College of Art. Arthur leads on design and art direction, specialising in typography and editorial design.

Georgia Cherry (she/her) is a graduate of the Royal College of Art and joined the studio from a background in research, exhibitions and publishing. Georgia leads on research, production and project management.

Pathways: A Type of Communication,
organised by Elliott Wang
w/Samar Maakaroun (Pentagram), Mark El-khatib and Adam Tarasewicz
LSA, London

CSM MArch Architecture
‘Catford Calling’ publication workshop
Central Saint Martins, London

Talk for Assemble’s EPFL Studio
‘Graphic Design can ruin a building’
EPFL, Lausanne

Greater London Authority:
Emerging Practices and Designers
w/Office S&M and JA Projects
City Hall, London

AA Summer School [Unit 2]
Soaked: Conversation on Water, panel
Architectural Association, London