Half Year Studio is a Glasgow based design studio working across print, interiors, furniture and software design. The studio, run by designer David Ross and software engineer and illustrator Rosemary Ferrier, has an interest in environmentally responsible materials and methods of production, and combines custom designed software with both digital and craft fabrication techniques. The studio aims to use software and craft as tools to democratise the design and making processes and enable self-expression through objects created for the interior environment. To collaborate or commission, please contact.
As well as being a designer at Half Year Studio, David is a lecturer at the Glasgow School of Art. Originally graduating from the GSA with an undergraduate MEng in Product Design Engineering, David then worked in design for several years in Glasgow, Leipzig and Rotterdam. In 2011 he co-founded Glasgow-based design community Analogue Social, assisting in the organising of design events across Scotland. He followed an interest in materials, working for three years with a sustainable timber supplier in the Highlands. Returning to The Glasgow School of Art, David completed the MDes Interior Design programme, passing with distinction and receiving the Chairman's Medal for top postgraduate student from the School of Design.
Rosie graduated from the Glasgow School of Art in 2009 with a BA(hons) in visual communication. She worked for 8 years at newspaper club, helping people to print their own newspapers, before returning to university for an MSc in Software development and beginning a new career as a software engineer. She is now an experienced coder who has worked in the industry for 4+ years as a full stack developer. Rosie is passionate about writing elegant, user friendly code, and demystifying computer processes wherever possible. She is interested in the algorithmic works produced by early computer artists, and exploring ways in which simple logic can be used to transform pieces of data into compelling new forms.