Hello. I’m Christopher Murphy, a writer, designer and educator based in Belfast. I’ve been working as a designer for over two decades. My practice has spanned a variety of media and has adopted many different strategies.
For over a decade (1996–2008) I ran an experimental publishing house, Fällt Publishing, which explored both analogue and digital distribution. For half a decade (2008-2013) I was one half of tweed-clad duo The Standardistas, helping to improve web design education, and speaking internationally. More recently, my focus has shifted to the wider field of multidisciplinary design, which I nurture through my role as an educator, teaching at The Belfast School of Art.
My work has featured in Eye Magazine, Creative Review and numerous books on design. You can find out a little more about me at my biography.
If you’re here feel free to dig around. I’m in the process of pulling together the content for a new site, which I launched – in a raw, ongoing form – on 1 January, 2014. A new year, a fresh start and, with it, a return to writing and speaking solo.
The files and various links will likely change as I’m working on files on the server (I know, I know, I shouldn’t, but working in the open poses interesting challenges and keeps me on my toes). The content should give you a feel for what I’ve been up to, however.
These files are changing by the hour, literally, and will do so on an ongoing basis as I wrestle with the underlying HTML and CSS. I'm keeping an ongoing journal of this redesign and plan to post it on my completion. Follow me on Twitter to be notified the moment I remove the dust sheets.
Questions? Get in touch.