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Ian Nabong is a Multidisciplinary Graphic Designer from Manila,
based in London.


My practice crosses multiple disciplines, and my process is transformative in nature. My use of multiple mediums isn’t a deliberate choice. Sticking to one discipline is quite an attractive prospect to me actually; it would mean less things to try and figure out, and more time left for creating things. But that’s boring. This is a consequence of my belief that; the potency of an idea relies on it being communicated through the most appropriate medium. In a similar sense to how a film would always have core message to it, my work always has a singular idea that I am aiming to communicate. It is this I believe should dictate what medium my work manifests in.
    We inhabit a world that has a rich and diverse vernacular of visual material. A good designer understands the visual materiality of our everyday world. They know how the visual languages we established to comprehend how our world functions. They command this to aid their communication.  It is this awareness that I try to utilise in my work. Original work can be made by transforming imagery from any facet of life.

My multidisciplinary practice doesn’t mean resistance to committing to one craft. It is commanding my work’s materiality to be subservient to my goal of potent and clear communication. It demands mental agility; I shift my processes appropriately for every idea. Ultimately, it allows me freedom and an ability to explore any theme or message. In essence, it is effective visual communication.



(BA) Graphic Design
Kingston University
London (2019)

Design Intern
The Team
London (2018)

New Blood Academy
D&AD
London(2018)

Campaign Designer:
Youth for the Ageless
Age UK
London(2015)
he can do –

Typography
Art Direction
Photography
Film-making
3D
UX

he can use –

Adobe CC
Cinema 4D/Blender
a camera/a film camera
~his noggin


he’s been awarded –

D&AD New Blood Yellow Pencil:
Thwack!(2018)


Member of the International Society of Typographic Designers(2019)
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