Hi! I'm Gaston Welisch, a French designer based in Scotland.
My focus in on incorporating Play into our interactions with everyday objects and environments.
I’m an avid tinkerer and a keen collector of quirky cameras.
Oct 2021 - Now : Research Associate in Design Innovation, Glasgow School of Art
2021-Now: Freelance Graphic Design and Photography practice
June 2022 - June 2023 : Co-Applicant and researcher on a project with Patient and Public involvement in Cancer Research, Glasgow University
Jan 2021 - July 2021: Researcher/Designer, Institute of Cancer Sciences, Glasgow University
Sept 2019 - July 2020 : Research assistant in Interaction Design, Glasgow School of Art
Summer 2018 : Graphic Design, internship at ZAOUM, Paris, France : www.zaoum.fr
August 2015 : Product Design, internship at échelle 1, Uzès, France : www.echelle1.fr
Summer 2015 & 2016 : Elected «kindest waiter of the season» two consecutive years, Restaurant Les Terroirs, Uzès, France
2023 - Now : Part-time PhD studies: “AI Oracles and Creative Practices: Demystifying the Black Box through the Analogical Framework of Divination and Magic”, Glasgow School of Art
2019 : Masters in Product Design - MEDES,
Recipient of the Chairman's Medal, Glasgow School of Art
2017-2018: Design, Art et Storytelling - MEDES, Aalto University, Finland
2016-2017 : Product Design - MEDES, ENSCI, Paris
2014-2016 : Product Design - MEDES, Glasgow School of Art
Summer 2023 : Photography shown at the Architecture Fringe, Glasgow, UK
June 2023 : “A new World”, Solo photography exhibition at the Alchemy Experiment, Glasgow, UK
Summer 2021 : Events at the Architecture Fringe, Glasgow, UK
Summer 2018 : Solo photography exhibition, Helsinki, Finland
May 2018 : Project for Converse exhibited at the Innovation Launch, Boston, U.S.A
March 2017 : Project with Matali Crasset exhibited at the Design biennale of St-Etienne, Saint-Étienne, France
April 2016 : Organisation of a group exhibition, Glasgow School of Art