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, 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.


Collaboration with Amanda Franklin

2nd place designs for University of Brighton Degree Show identity. Proposed posters show above.


Collaboration with Amanda Franklin

Poster about the Ford Cortina. We created a skeleton run entirely out of paper and placed 2D paper cars piling up at the bottom. 



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. They are a selection of images created whilst designing a poster for Martin Andersen’s talk. 


BA(HONS) Graphic Design: Typographic Detailing A3 (continued)
This is a redeveloped version of a poster displaying a quote form 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 form 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.