Craig joins Making Ways to discuss the illuminating work that has become his passion, the Kickstarter campaign that turned his cross-country trip into an art project, and his series Light Capsules, which he developed during a year-long creative residency with Adobe. Listen in to learn all about projection mapping (a different kind of augmented reality), the breakout project that took Craig from designing shoes to shaping spaces with light, and the experimenting Craig pursued early in high school and college that ultimately laid the groundwork for his unique skillset today.
“To try and solve a creative problem, I’ll try to do something completely different. But sometimes that moment of stress can become the basis for a whole new avenue to explore creatively”-Craig Winslow
Craig Winslow is an experiential designer and current Adobe Creative Resident who loves blending the physical and digital worlds. Primarily working in the medium of projection mapping (a different kind of augmented reality), Craig has spent the past several years building his own studio and creating interactive work for clients. His Kickstarter project, Projecting West, inspired his latest series, Light Capsules, which recreates ghost signs—old hand-painted advertising signs painted on the sides of buildings—across the world with historical references. The goal of the project is to draw attention to visual pieces of history around us and the stories of the people behind them. Craig’s work has been featured in FastCo Design, Gizmodo, The Great Discontent, and more.
- Light Capsules
- Projecting West
- Sam Caldwell’s Sign in Cincinnati, OH
- Mike Ackerman, Illustrator and Concept Artist
- Champlain College, Graphic Design and Media
- JDK Design
- Gizmodo Post on Craig
- Illumifeet, Craig’s Work with Bucketfeet
- Co.Design Article, Uncovering the Secret History of Street Signs
- The Great Discontent, Interview with Craig Winslow
- Adobe Creative Residency
- Video of Craig Winslow During Adobe Residency
There’s a world of augmented reality that needs no glasses, goggles, or smartphones. All it takes is being present, experiencing a space in real life. That’s the world that Portland, Oregon-based designer Craig Winslow plays in. Craig is a projection mapping artist who augments real-world spaces with light and animated imagery shone upon it. His work simultaneously evokes the past, present, and future.