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Projects in graphic design, social design, video, sound and photography

Design is thinking made visual
–Saul Bass

Graphic Design
Editorial and Motion

My graphic work aims to display information in a visually structured way on a variety of printed and digital supports, as shown in the projects that follow. Besides page layout, I also work on iconography, typographic prints, data visualisation and motion graphics. Some projects were done for the clients of Greenpact Design & Engineering.

Editorial Design
Art and Design books

Together with Pataicola Art and Design Lab, we have designed a series of zines, art books and photobooks as independent publications, printed and published in Beijing as well as promoted in local and national art festivals and art book fairs.

Social Design
Design for social impact

Social design or a design for social impact is a practice that uses design thinking to solve social problems while engaging individuals and communities. The artefacts designed have the potential to create positive changes, bring awareness on specific issues, promote inclusivity, and foster a more sustainable future. 

Video and Sound
Visual sociology and visual arts

As visual sociologist, my video and sound work mainly supports social research projects as a means to record observations and represent them in an inventive way. On the other hand, as visual artist, my projects are also experimental in combining medias as they intend to express concepts and sensations. Here is a selection of my most recent work but you can see more in my Instagram @thverbal or my Vimeo account.

If you are in China, you may have to activate your VPN to watch some of these videos.

Details of a Street (2020): A half an hour short film supporting a research project conducted on the streets of Beijing.

Stories from Beijing (2017): Ten short stories telling the intimate relationship between a foreigner and the city of Beijing.

Sounds for Education (2016): An example of sound work supporting a research project conducted on the streets of London.

Lost in Calmness (2022): A short experimental video on colours, sounds and feelings.

Morning sounds (2022): A series of short videos on representative sounds of my mornings at home.