From Parts Unknown FP U

Founded by Steven Waring, FROM PARTS UNKNOWN is an independent design and art practice working across a wide variety of institutions and sectors, splitting experimental and self-initiated work with client-based projects and commissions. Steven is also co-founder of Ensemble, a curious collective of creatives, thinkers, writers, developers and animators, servicing larger scale and cross-medium projects.


Bred in Yorkshire, based in Manchester, Steven has worked in agencies large and small over 15 years, working across a range of sectors including culture, sport, healthcare and tourism. In 2013 setup the independent creative practice FROM PARTS UNKNOWN. Aside from this, he has taught graphic design at Shillington Education for a number of years and in 2016 co-founded creative 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.  


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.