Beyond the px — Claire Potter on the circular economy, having a routine and knowing your strengths

Luis Ouriach
Jun 13 · 6 min read

I’m really excited to announce this month’s Beyond the PX interviewee Claire Potter. Why? Claire’s on a mission to educate the planet on plastic usage and usability through the work of her own design studio. Producing design work and saving the planet? Big check from me.


Can you explain briefly who Claire Potter Studio are?

What has been your design journey up until now?

What does your typical morning look like?

What does your design?

Do you have any design hacks?

Do you find it hard to define what you do to your friends?

Do your career aspirations encroach your life?

How do you design ‘for the future’?

What was it that drew you into sustainable design?

Will your studio evolving?

What advice would you give for those interested in designing for Circular Economy?

What is your advice to juniors?

Do you work on any side projects?

I really enjoy how Claire takes a holistic, long term, approach to her design and product work. What’s more, the fact that the studio seek out efficient and sustainable methods of production is a fantastic way to approach any design problem. What do we already have, and how can we reuse this rather than creating something brand new?

See you next time.

P.s. we’ve teamed up with DesignLab to offer out their courses to 8px readers. Want to learn UX from some of the industry masters? They offer both short and long courses, where you’re teamed up with mentors from Github, Dropbox and the BBC.

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Design honcho @UpgradePack. Newsletter writer, co-host @thenoisepod, creator of @8pxmag, @juniordesignjob, @LondonIsYours. Sarcastic.

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