Luke Jerram is valued for his ability to generate and clearly communicate new ideas. From television programmes, architecture, education, product design, science exhibits and (of course) artworks, Jerram applies his creativity to any subject matter, situation or problem.
Recent clients have included: Royal Shakespeare Company, DCFS, Channel 4, Bristol Royal Infirmary, The Wellcome Trust, NESTA,The Science Museum, FACT, Canary Wharf Group, Futurecity, Stratford Summer Music, The Watershed, Warwick University, Bristol and Bath Science Park, Phaeno Museum, Futurelab, The Polish Cultural Institute, Bristol South Pool, at-Bristol, DA2, Vistaprojects and University of Southampton.
Luke Jerram was shortlisted to redesign the facade of Bristol Royal Infirmary. Working in collaboration with Arup, Willis Newson and architects CODA Luke developed plans to improve the appearance of this major central Bristol landmark.
Luke Jerram has recently worked with Bristol and Bath Science Park to create artworks for the new science centre in Bristol. The park commissioned a Solar Powered Kinetic Chandelier and new Glass Microbiology works for their building.
Luke Jerram was commissioned by FACT to develop ideas for the Primary Care Trust of Liverpool with an aim to reduce levels of alcohol consumption and obesity in the city.
Some proposals were artworks, others simply creative solutions to the problem. One proposal is the installation 'Last Breath' which expresses the number of alcohol related deaths in the hospital that day, using vast search lights reaching up to the clouds.
From 2009-2011 Jerram worked with the Events and Exhibitions Department at the RSC to help them deliver their strategy. Their mission was to excite and stimulate existing and new audiences about Shakespeare and the work of the company by exploring and deepening the connection between the audience, Shakespeare, the Company and the contemporary world.
Generated in 3 days, 15 proposals were presented that respond to a specific context and brief. A number of these projects were selected and developed including 'My RSC Gallery'. Image to left is of the planted 5 mile Gateway to Shakespeare Country.
Working with a team of designers, educational specialists and architects Jerram has worked with Bideford School as a consultant to help the staff and students design interactives for their new campus. Promoting a sense of ownership it was vital that the proposals come from the staff and students. The use of landscape around the building was also important as a potential learning resource for the school.
The White Design team were awarded £0.5million from the DCFS to deliver a number of the proposals they developed. See here for project outcomes.
Working with children and staff at FACT, Liverpool to make this huge balloon to help launch the European City of Culture 2008. Since 2002 Jerram has run workshops with students of all ages, from primary schools to students studying for their MA. In 2006 he was presented a "Drawing Inspiration Award" for his work.
Ansel Associates commissioned Jerram to generate a proposal full of new ideas for artworks and interactive experiments. Employing Jerram's patented retinal after-image technology an interactive artwork was commissioned and installed in Phaeno Museum, Germany 2006.
Other similar science and art related proposals have been commissioned for at-Bristol, the Wellcome Trust and the Science Museum in London.
Luke Jerram's local swimming pool is under threat of closure. To raise the profile of the pool and bring community, staff and pool users together, Jerram designed and helped organise the first Annual Swimming Pool Fayre.
With bunting, music, tea and cakes, local organisations gave displays to a packed pool of visitors. Events included synchronised swimming, water polo and presentations from the diving community and lifeguards.