From Parts Unknown FP U

Founded by Steven Waring, FROM PARTS UNKNOWN is an independent art and design practice with a focus on experimental typography and image-making, splitting experimental and self-initiated work with client-based projects and and commissions. Steven is also co-founder of ENSEMBLE, a brand and strategy studio.


Bred in Yorkshire, based in Manchester, Steven has 20 years experience in the design industry, working across a host of sectors including culture, sport, property, healthcare and tourism. In 2013 he founded FROM PARTS UNKNOWN, an art and design practice exploring self-initiated and experimental projects. In 2016 he co-founded design studio ENSEMBLE, with an impetus on brand and strategy.


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.