For my final major project at Central Saint Martins UAL Graphic Communication Design BA course, I decided to explore themes of representation and the Black/Mixed race British experience in the UK.
I created an animation called 'The Code Switch" which is a fictional and metaphorical piece that follows the narrative of a mixed race woman living in a future dystopian society where you can buy a literal 'code switch' to be socially accepted. In the process she loses sight of her own identity and struggles to balance work life, self care and other people's opinions.
See on Youtube or view below.
Above: A GIF of the main character.
Above: The video piece as of mid-July 2021.
Below: Here is a select few pieces of the process work which went behind this.