Based in London Neringa (b.1978, Lithuania) works closely with clients to produce visual identities, print and web layouts, exhibition design and immersive experiential projects. With the concept and the end audience as main focus her interest lies in innovative and clear visual communication design.
With her former academic training in Applied Design, Art Direction in Advertising and finally MA in Visual Communication RCA (2013) Neringa has developed a broad range of design, drawing skills and an informed and innovative way of working. She has also developed and produced interactive experience installations and short films for public spaces. Interactive installation Metaqua was selected to exhibit at Tate Modern as part of Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering Award ceremony (2013) and her short film Metaqua was selected to be screened at the new BBC Worldwide HQ in London 2014/2015.
After winning the Top Creative Student Award her work experience in the agency environment began in South Africa as an Art Director at Saatchi&Saatchi (2months) and Publicis (5months) back in 2004. Later work experience include Graphic Designer at Smiling Wolf and Assistant Editor at Unit Editions, with the amazing Adrian Shaughnessy as one of the Directors, working on Supergraphics book which sold out!..
Sep 2011 – Jul 2013, MA: Visual Communication, Royal College of Art, London
Sep 2008 – Jun 2011, BA (1st class hons): Graphic Arts, Liverpool John Moores Uty
Sep 2001 – Jun 2004, Diploma in Art Direction, AAA School of Advertising, Johannesburg, South Africa
Sep 1996 – Jun 1999, Diploma in Applied Design, Kaunas College of Arts, Lithuania
Sep 1984 – Jun 1996, High School, Kursenai High School, Lithuania
Fellow of HEA and RCA Alumna since 2013
2016, BBC Worldwide London HQ, Creative Challenge Winner, video category
2013, Selected to exhibit at Sustain RCA
2013, Selected to exhibit at Tate Modern, part of the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering Award ceremony
2011, Best of Graphic Design Graduates
2004, Finalist, Loerie Art Direction Awards in Advertising, student category
2004, Top Creative Student, AAA School of Advertising, Johannesburg, SA
Graphic designer InHouse & Freelance since 2007:
Jun 2010 – date
Graphic designer, freelance with clients including large and small corporate, cultural and non-profit organisations:
Ralph Applebaum Associates (RAA), Invisible Dust, Chelsea Fringe, Wandsworth Council, Skene Catling de la Peña Architects, Royal College of Art (RCA), The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Critical Writing in Art & Design, Curating Contemporary Art RCA, Knyttan (UNMADE), Gina Czarnecki, Tamsin Casswell and many others.
Nov 2012 – May 2013
Graphic designer, part-time, Ralph Applebaum Associates
Working as part of the team Neringa developed interpretive designs for various spaces, including museums, brand events, considering temporary and permanent exhibitions for clients Carlsberg, IKEA, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Boris Yeltsin Presidential Museum, Shindagha and others. Neringa produced a mixture of outputs, including presentation designs, infographics, concept and reference boards, design and type in space visualisations and publication layout.
Nov 2007 – Sep 2008, graphic designer, in-house, Dunscar Garden Centre
Corporate brand identity redevelopment included all company’s areas: tea rooms, café and their brand new online shop. Photography of products, cataloging of all visual material and production of seasonal company literature, such as posters, leaflets, menus and general shop signage.
Part-time Lecturer BA level, 2013 – 2017
Richmond, the American International University in London,
School of Communications, Arts & Social Sciences
Sept ’13 – Dec ’14
Liverpool John Moores University, School of Fashion Communication
Teaching BA students visual communication: theory and practice, including publication layout, identity design, typography, drawing, narrative, mark-making and software skills, mainly Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign. Fully involved in planning and managing the course structure, presenting lectures, running hands-on workshops, leading one-to-one tutorials, overseeing peer-led group crits, arranging visiting guests and marking.
2016, On Visual Communication, guest talk & workshop, Richmond, The American International Uty, Rome
2014, Type as Image, with young teens in response to Artist Shinko Ohtake's work, Parasol Unit Gallery, London
2014, Identity: Objects & Space, with BA Communication Design students, in collaboration with guest Anna Nazo, Richmond, The American International Uty
2014, Experimental Typography: A to Z. BA Fashion Communication students, Liverpool John Moores University
2011, Type & Object, with BA Graphic Design students, University for Creative Arts, Epsom, London
2010, Screen Print Your Movie Poster, with public all ages, in collaboration with artist Sam Meech
2010, Hand-Stories, with local Liverpool communities, in collaboration with artist Neil Winterburn
2009/2010, Narrative in Stop-Motion Animation, with teenagers, Liverpool John Moores University
2009, Collecting Memories with Liverpool local communities, in collaboration with an art organisation ReDock, Liverpool
Upcoming: June 1 - midJuly, Blue Mind, group show, 3rd on 3rd Gallery, Jamestown, NY
Upcoming: May 29 - mid July, The Approaches, group show, D Contemporary in Mayfair, London, PV June 11th
May 1-5, 2019 Cluster – London, Contemporary Craft Fair
2019 STRUCTURES FORM A FIELD ONCE A SINGLE LINE IS DRAWN EXPOSING FRAGMENTS, a group exhibition & performance as an indirect response to the artist David Raymon Conroy's residency, Seventeen gallery, London. Other artists: Richard McVetis, Archana Pathak and YiMiao Shih.
2017 Drawing Poetry, Artist Residency / Show, Centre for Recent Drawing in partnership with Poetry School, London
2017 Letters & Markers, part of the London Architecture Festival, 5 day pop up installation, 4 visiting cross-disciplinary artists’ talks, with public participation
2016 Artists Open Studios, Kingsgate Workshops, London
2015 Drawings on Fabric, The Horse Hospital, London (solo show)
2015 Metaqua, short film screening, BBC Worldwide London HQ, Winner Creative Challenge, London
2013 Letters From Dew: Please Stay in Touch, an interactive installation with a voice over kindly recorded by artist Lawrence Weiner, poetry in collaboration with writer& film director Anastasia Kirillova, Sustain RCA, London
2013 Metaqua, Interactive installation, in collaboration with Jaap de Matt, group exhibition including Heatherwick Studio, as part of the Queen Elizabeth Engineering Award Prize Awards Ceremony, TATE Modern, London
2013 Metaqua, final degree show, Royal College of Art, London
2013 Future of the Poster*, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
2013 Unidentify, work-in-progress show, Royal College of Art, London
2012 Interrupted, group show, Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art
2011 Emerge, best of graphic design graduates show, London
2011 BA degree show, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool
2010 12.586, artists Katriona Beales & Nina Edge, Bluecoat, Liverpool
2009 That Light, short film screening, selected for Liverpool Film Night, FACT