Fieldwork Facility is an independent & multi-disciplinary design studio led by Robin Howie. The studio works across designing both communications and experiences. We have a particular interest in how emerging technologies can create new relationships between the two fields.


Robin Howie set up Fieldwork Facility after graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2010.

Since then Howie has established the studio working with a variety of clients such as the Design Council, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Tate Modern, the Architecture Foundation & UK Sport.

Robin has been commended nationally and internationally in press and awards for his work, he has lectured at Camberwell College of Art and Kingston University, and written for the magazines Grafik and ARC.

Robin believes that design can create conversations and have an effect in the social fabric that we live in. The studio’s work aims to create dialogues between people, objects, ideas, materials and places, these dialogues aim to enrich the lives of those who experience them.

Selected Clients:

    Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
    UK Sport
    Design Council
    Tate Modern
    LSE Cities
    The Courtauld Institute of Art
    Chatsworth House
    Dubai Design Week
    Bó Drake
    The Architecture Foundation
    Ashley McCormick Projects
    Andy Martin Architects
    East Architects
    Simon Beattie Books
    Royal College of Art
    Revival Retro
    Outer London Fund
    Design for London
    Brent Council
    Waltham Forest Council
    Mayk Collective
    Pizzaiolo (Scotland)
    Red Mansion Art Prize (UK / China)
    Nice Shirt Films
    Nirvana CPH
    East Architects
    Agora Arts (Taiwan)
    NTNU (Norway)

Press & Publications:

  • Design Week
    A magazine feature
    March 2016
  • Design Week
    Fantasy Dinner Party feature
    December 2015
  • The Atlantic (City Lab)
    The Nest Project feature
    November 2015
  • Pop Up City
    The Nest Project feature
    November 2015
  • WIRED (UK)
    The Nest Project feature
    July 2015
  • The Guardian
    The Nest Project feature
    July 2015
  • Fast Company (FastCoExist)
    The Nest Project feature
    July 2015
  • Design Week
    The Nest Project feature
    July 2015
  • GraphicsRCA: Fifty years and beyond
    Monuments project feature
    November 2014
  • Design Week
    Rising Star Award nomination
    May 2013
  • Lets go out! (Gestalten)
    Food for Thought project feature
    August 2012
  • Creative Review (CR Blog)
    Food for Thought project feature
    Feb 2012
  • Grafik Magazine (193)
    Fontbook feature. Nov 2011
  • Grafik Magazine (blog)
    Communication Curiosities. Article
    August 2011
  • ARC Magazine. Talk to Me
    (Paola Antonelli interview). Article
    June 2011
  • Grafik Magazine (187)
    Showcase of Revival Identity. Jan 2011
  • Creative Review (CR Blog)
    Team GB Monuments project feature
    Feb 2010
  • Creative Review
    The And, Never End book feature
    Jan 2010
  • Grafik Magazine (179)
    Group interview for ‘Passion for Print’
    May 2009
  • Passion for Print. RCA (London)
    Contribution. March 2009
  • Trace Magazine (New York)
    Profile of Work. Feb 2008
  • In Search of the Perfect Portfolio – Represent
    Contribution. Jan 2008
  • Pictures of Walls
    July 2006

Awards & Achievements:

  • ISTD Awards. Premier Award
    (International Society of Typographic Design Awards)
    Simon Beattie - Short List 6
    October 2014
  • ISTD Awards. Premier Award
    (International Society of Typographic Design Awards)
    Simon Beattie - Short List 5
    October 2014
  • Creative Review Annual
    The Scots Pine Cloud Observatory
    April 2014
  • Design Week Awards.
    Rising Star Award.
    Nomination. June 2013
  • D&AD Awards. In-Book.
    Food for Thought. May 2013
  • D&AD Awards. In-Book.
    Simon Beattie - Short List 5 May 2013
  • ICOGRADA/ADAA Design Achievement Awards.
    Finalist. November 2009
  • Varley Memorial Award.
    Royal College of Art. June 2009
  • 4Talent Award.
    Shortlist. August 2007
  • RSA Design Direction Awards. Shortlist.
    March 2007