Emma Thomas is co-director of A Practice for Everyday Life – the design studio she founded with Kirsty Carter in 2003. Their work spans graphic design, brand identity, art direction, book design, exhibition, print and digital design.
APFEL’s research-led and collaborative approach, paired with a thoughtful design sensibility, has earned them a reputation for creating simple, intelligent and innovative work. They have worked for some of the UK’s most reputable arts establishments – from their acclaimed exhibition design for the ‘Bauhaus: Art as Life’ retrospective at The Barbican Centre to the integrated identity and wayfinding for The Hepworth Wakefield. APFEL projects are held in collections at The Art Institute of Chicago; the V&A Museum Archive; the Bibliothèque National des Livres Rares, Paris; and the Tate Library, London.