Portfolio: Joely Brammer

Designer Joely Brammer is the owner of Good Empire, a laser-cutting company based in a workshop Battersea, London.

While training, what did you specialise in?

Illustration and Animation.

What's your favourite tool?

My laser cutter, as it lets me produce so many effects from a wide variety of materials. 

What techniques do you use most?

Each project has different requirements, so I rarely work the same way. I like working with ephemeral map papers, so they recur in my work. 

What's your favourite piece you've created?

I'm still most pleased with my 'Greed' house that I created years ago. It was a lot of fun to put together and still gets a great response.

What kinds of materials do you work with?

Wood & painted wood, acrylics, card & paper

What computer packages do you use?

Illustrator, Photoshop, and Ethos (for laser cutting).

Which clients have you worked for, and where have you exhibited your work?

I've worked for a number of clients, including Sony Music, Independent Films, The Book Club and Jason Bruges Studios. My work has been exhibited at LBi, The Hayward Gallery shop, Blackall Studios, Today's Specials pop-up shops - Notting Hill & Islington, Thames Festival Southbank, and Somerset House.

What inspires you?

Working in a collective, visiting galleries and shows, travelling.

Favourite websites / blogs?

The Present&Correct blog. I love all the pattern-related posts on there.

Greed House was part of Joely's Seven Deadly Sins project

Joely created Gloaming Cabin for singer-songwriter Keaton Henson's exhibition/live music event 'Gloaming. He performed live, and this was projected into the cabin so the viewer had a personal one on one performance

A detail of the Gloaming cabin

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SS Jub is one of set of wooden boats Joely made for the Fathoms Deep exhibition at london's Hayward Gallery shop

Joely provided model making, set dressing and scene dressing for Keaton Henson's Small Hands video. it can be viewed here.

Another shot from the Small Hands shoot

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Flags is a handpainted wooden artwork