Tess Öner

The World Through a Puddle

It’s amazing how much we miss on a daily basis because we are so used to our surroundings or think nothing of an object, a building, a puddle just because it is perceived as ordinary. Change your perspective on the world and the world will change for you.


The reverse of my cut out images. Removing the main focus of the photographs has a similar effect to hiding everything but. It still makes the viewer more interested in what they are looking at because it is not all there. View Larger

The reverse of my cut out images. Removing the main focus of the photographs has a similar effect to hiding everything but. It still makes the viewer more interested in what they are looking at because it is not all there.


These are a set of experiments which explore the idea that we are more interested and notice more when we lose something or part of what was always there. In these examples, the main focus of the photograph has been folded back on itself so that the surrounding areas are hidden. It also abstracts the image making the viewer more intrigued to know what it is of. These images are all of what reflections you can see within puddles.


University of Brighton, Faculty of Arts Identity

2nd place designs for University of Brighton Degree Show identity. Proposed posters shown above. Banners, tickets and posters also designed, along with a proposal of moving-image and vinyl for navigation/decoration.


Collaboration with Amanda Franklin

I found an interesting article about a Ford Cortina driving down a Skeleton Run during an Olympic Games. From this fun fact we created an alternative poster about the Ford Cortina. We built a skeleton run entirely out of paper and placed 2D paper cars piling up at the bottom. 


Professional Practice Poster: Anderson M Studio
Andersen M Studio are renouned for their paper craft, most recently seen during Nationwide’s latest advert campaign.  View Larger

Professional Practice Poster: Anderson M Studio

Andersen M Studio are renouned for their paper craft, most recently seen during Nationwide’s latest advert campaign. 


Completed preparation book, explaining my process, ideas and design work. This project culminated in a 2m tall origami installation of paper flies made from the same orange and white paper used in the book above.



Completed preparation book for a self-initiated project emphasising how negative the news is that we are surrounded by each day. The project aimed to highlight the drastic unbalance between the number of positive and negative articles that we read and watch every day. Customised newspapers were made where all adverts were blanked out with newsprint and all negative articles were blacked out, leaving very little of the paper to read (see previous pose for picture). A video was also created to emphasise the visual bombardment of negativity that we receive and an A1 poster to portray the scale of the issue.


BA(HONS) Graphic Design: Professional Practice Lecture Poster

These are some experiments generated by cutting letters out of paper and rolling the page up into a ball. This is a selection of images created whilst designing a poster for Martin Andersen’s talk on behalf on Andersen M Studio. 


BA(HONS) Graphic Design: Typographic Detailing A3 (continued)
This is a redeveloped version of a poster displaying a quote from Lionel Messi where he says: ‘The day there are no improvements to be made is a sad day for any player’
This is pictured on scrunched up paper in order to reflect the constant imperfection, and how there is always room for improvement. View Larger

BA(HONS) Graphic Design: Typographic Detailing A3 (continued)

This is a redeveloped version of a poster displaying a quote from Lionel Messi where he says: ‘The day there are no improvements to be made is a sad day for any player’

This is pictured on scrunched up paper in order to reflect the constant imperfection, and how there is always room for improvement.


BA(HONS) Graphic Design: Rotation Project

Brief: Choose a 21st century topic and produce a creative response

Taking the topic of genetic modification and using a BBC article about a current study taking place, an installation piece has been made. The study works with modifying olive flies so that they die and cannot harm the crop. The installation consists of 100 origami paper flies, in three sizes, all which contain a summary of the experiment and a hard-hitting fact or image related to the study. The idea behind this is that to learn about the study the viewer must unfold the fly thus killing it, which replicates what the study itself is doing in real life.

The image in the top left shows some of the text and images that are printed on both sides of the flies. The image in the top right is an example of how the origami flies look when hanging and the bottom two show what the flies look like close up.