Design should be a great, unexpected and considered expereince.
Open-Access Policies Publication Design for the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard

Creative Direction & Design
Melissa Marshall

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The fluid motif found throughout this publication was illustrated through Processing by generating algorithmically deflecting lines through the title words "Open" and "Access." This expression represents the flowing, supple nature of knowledge under conditions of open access. The art direction I created brings life to the content-heavy book, adding visual interest throughout.


Studio Skiffle, shorthandedly referenced here as §, is the playful and improvisational award-winning design and art practice of M. Marshall. Marshall has passion for color, smells, culture, the real, the surreal, the known and the unknown. The work of § reflects the curious and processual methods embraced while exploring and improvising with both digital and analogue technologies.   
What’s a Skiffle?

The name of § was influenced by the music genre, Skiffle. Familiar to few, Skiffle music is often played using improvised spirit and music instruments alike. When happening upon the word and musical world of Skiffle, Marshall felt a great kinship between the essence of Skiffle and her own design processes which often involve improvising, playing and exploring different mediums and techniques.