Seven Stages of Degradation
Sophie Thomas is a highly respected and established leader in creative campaigning and communication design, Thomas’ long-term interest in sustainability and materials has led to her sharing her experience of closed-loop thinking with other designers. In 2012 she founded The Great Recovery, a programme to highlight understanding of circular design in the materials supply chain, through practical exploration, i.e. tearing things apart and re-designing them. This programme is now running through the RSA.
Constantly questioning the role and influence of design, Thomas is a prominent voice in the promotion of sustainable thinking through design education and business. Alongside her own investigations to highlight the plight of ocean pollution, she works with the charity Common Seas to encourage the design community to find design solutions that work towards eliminating plastic from the seas.
Thomas is the founding director of 'Thomas.Matthews', an award-winning communication design agency creating work that has sustainability at its heart.
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