Hello. I'm Elliott, a designer.
I get excited about cultural trends, technologies, communication — and the ideas that bring them together.
I'm currently a Creative Lead, Designer with the Google Creative Lab in New York.
I've made things with:
I've made things for:
Tiffany & Co
More interesting than the biography:
• I grew up in Adelaide, Australia
• I sleep talk
• I paid for university by washing cars for three years
• I spent two years in London, UK, left to make films and design products
• I make an annual radio show for my (future) children
• I spent two years in Treviso, Italy, without speaking any Italian
• I time-lapsed my lunch for a year
• I think creatives need a width of experience, not just depth — here's a table
• I ride a bike everyday
Elliott Burford is an Australian designer and art director.
At the Google Creative Lab in New York, Elliott specializes in using brand and identity to inform purpose, product and interface. Previously at R/GA New York, he designed key experiences for Nike+ and other global brands including Audible, Samsung, Tiffany & Co and YouTube.
Elliott's work has been featured in solo and group shows in Rome, Paris, Venice, Lisbon and Melbourne; his illustrations have appeared in Wired Magazine.
Prior to moving stateside, Elliott spent two years in Italy at Fabrica, producing illustration, objects and film for commercial ventures, non-profit organizations and exhibitions.
2010 Elliott Burford is Spam, Fabrica Features, Lisbon, Portugal.
2015 We Never Left, Fabrica Features, Lisbon, Portugal.
2013 Collective Futures, G TECTS, New York, USA.
2012 Objet Préferé with Fabrica, Valerie Traan, Antwerp, Belgium.
2012 The Riot Act with Fabrica, Madam Luxembourg, Luxembourg.
2012 Mobile Museum, Beijing Design Week, Beijing, China.
2011 Objet Préferé with Fabrica, Grand Hornu, Boussu, Belgium.
2011 The Riot Act with Fabrica, Gallery S.Bensimon, Paris, France.
2011 B–Side, Secondome Design Gallery, Rome, Italy.
2011 Here & (T)here with Fabrica, Milan Furniture Fair, Milan, Italy.
2011 The Australia Project, Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia.
2010 Down Side Up, American Folk Art Museum, New York, USA.
2010 La Maison d’Édition, Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche, Paris, France.
2010 Fabrica, Maison & Object Paris, Paris, France.
2010 Shifting Perspective, Venice Biennale, Boffi Studio Guadagni, Italy.
2010 Schaffas Two, Black Sheep, Adelaide, Australia.