Questioning the Edges of Design


Hello. I’m Christopher Murphy, a writer, designer and educator based in Belfast. I’ve been working as a designer for over two decades. My practice has spanned a variety of media and has adopted many different strategies.

For over a decade (1996–2008) I ran an experimental publishing house, Fällt Publishing, which explored both analogue and digital distribution. For half a decade (2008-2013) I was one half of tweed-clad duo The Standardistas, helping to improve web design education, and speaking internationally. More recently, my focus has shifted to the wider field of multidisciplinary design, which I nurture through my role as an educator, teaching at The Belfast School of Art.

My work has featured in Eye Magazine, Creative Review and numerous books on design. You can find out a little more about me at my biography.


I’m delighted to have successfully completed my Kickstarter campaign to crowdfund a new design conference, called Break, which is intended to question what I call ‘the edges of design’. It’s designed to challenge attendees to widen their frame of reference about what design might be and I’ve lined up eight world class designers to speak at it.

The remaining tickets are now on sale, using Get Invited (of course). Get them before they go. If you’d like to know more about Break, or are interested in sponsoring it, please do drop me a line.