Made by Heath Killen
Property Donor: The GPT Group
Launched: 12 Feb 2009
Closed: 15 Jun 2010
The Clinic, 66 King St
Contact: Heath Killen e: [email protected]
Heath Killen is a freelance graphic artist and designer based in Newcastle.
Heath has produced work for a diverse range of clients including Tantrum Theatre, Newcastle City Council, University of Newcastle, Amy Vee and Hunter Writer’s Centre.
Recently he has had worked published in the Design Is Kinky 2009 annual, and UK magazine Design Week.
What inspired you to get involved in Renew Newcastle?
Seeing Newcastle get into the state it’s in now has been heartbreaking, so for me the opportunity to be involved with something designed to help turn things around was impossible to pass up. The idea itself is so progressive and has the potential to have a lasting effect on the city. It’s incredibly exciting and I’m just thrilled to be involved in it.
What are you doing in your new space?
I’m looking to continue producing great work for my clients, and hopefully picking some new ones up along the way. In addition to my client work, I plan on undertaking a number of self-initiated projects which range from printmaking to social media applications.
2009 for me is going to be a year of experimentation & research … and hopefully a very prolific output!
Tell us about the space …
The space itself is a former eye-surgery, and to honour its heritage we’ve christened it The Clinic. The layout of the space is a labyrinthine maze of rooms and corridors – which is great because it means that you can easily interact with each other but also maintain your own personal space. Everyone involved is working in similar (art and design) fields, but in their own unique style. I’m really looking forward to seeing how it functions and I’m especially interested to see how we influence each other’s work.
Contact Heath by emailing hello[at]madebyhk.com
June 2010 Update: Heath has left his office at The Clinic in preparation for a move away from Newcastle. We’ll be keeping a look out for his distinctive creative style, and wish him all the best in his design endeavours!
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