Portrait of Joe holding a blue robot, which has been swaddled like a baby.

Photo credit: Leon Brown

About Me

Bio

Hi, I'm Joe, a creative technologist living and working in London, UK.

My projects often take me to weird and wonderful places: I have helped build blockchain-backed courier bags, prosthetic zits, existential pet robots, and this one time I grew a full size gothic pinnacle out of mycelium with my pal.

Alongside running my studio, I am also studying Material Futures MA at Central Saint Martins in London.


Education

MA in Material Futures

Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London
2020 - 2022

1:1 BA(Hons) in Product Design

Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh
2015 - 2018

UAL Foundation Diploma (Distinction) in Art and Design

Warwickshire College of Art
2014 - 2015


Experience

Creative Technologist

Joe Revans Studios, Freelance From July 2020 In this role I work collaboratively with clients to build bespoke digital and physical products for research and engagement activities. Clients include: Edinburgh City Council, The University of Edinburgh, and InChat.

Research Developer

Centre for Design Informatics, University of Edinburgh
June 2018 - July 2020 Working in collaboration with researchers from data science, social science and design backgrounds, my primary duty was the design and manufacture of functional prototypes for use in research projects, public demonstrations and exhibitions. Within this role, I designed and delivered numerous public events and workshops for both data collection and research communication purposes.

Course Assistant

Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh
January 2018 - May 2018 I assisted Dr Naomi Nakayama and Dr Larissa Pschetz in running the Biodesign course at the University of Edinburgh. I gave tutorials and provided feedback to students over the semester and led a session in which students were introduced to speculative design through a workshop.


Selected Shows

Data Play @ Edinburgh Fringe

Design Informatics Pavilion, Edinburgh, UK
02/08/19 - 26/08/19

Living with the Internet of Things

Tate Modern, London, UK
08/02/19 – 09/02/19

Data Pipe-Dreams @ Edinburgh Art Festival

Design Informatics Pavilion, Edinburgh, UK
02/08/18 - 25/08/18

Trading Zone

Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
26/05/18 - 23/06/18

Biodesign for Social Impact @ TU Delft

TU Delft Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, Delft, The Netherlands
07/03/18

Biodesign for Social Impact @ Dutch Design Week

The Student Hotel, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
28/10/17

BioDesign Challenge Summit

MoMA, New York City, USA
22/06/17 - 26/06/17


Portrait of Joe with an edge detection filter applied.

Contact

For enquiries, commissions or anything else, you can get in touch in the following ways: