From Parts Unknown FP U

An independent design and art practice working across a wide variety of institutions and sectors, including culture, education, music, sport and fashion. Exploring with like-minded animators, writers, developers, photographers, thinkers and doers with a desire to deliver strong ideas with clarity, craft and ambition through insight and instinct. 



Bred in Yorkshire, based in Manchester, Steven has worked in agencies large and small over 15 years, founding FROM PARTS UNKNOWN in 2013. The practice now splits experimental and self-initiated work with client based projects, partnering with a small selection of other creatives, assembled project by project. Aside from this, he has taught graphic design Shillington Education part-time for a number of years, and is co-founder of a recently born design collective Ensemble.


Eccentricity works for some. Clarity for others. Some like to disrupt. Be brave. Made to feel nervous. Others proudly yet quietly go about their work. We like to create for brands that want to celebrate their traits, bring something different to the party or tell a familiar story in new ways, pulling on the thread until we find the unique.  


Brand strategy, planning, naming, brand conception and management, brand development, print and editorial design, type design,  digital design, image-making, photographic direction, copywriting, film and animation, outdoor and exhibition, wayfinding and signage.