“Their love for art, design, and simply making things formed a strong friendship.”

Claudia Surrage © Phat Design

Christian and Claudia met at Northumbria University, both studying Three-Dimensional Design: Furniture and Product - both achieving First Class Honours. Through various creative endeavours; their love for art, design, and simply making things formed a strong friendship. 

Alongside their final major projects at Northumbria University, the development of numerous collaborative projects were also underway. Projects spanned through ceramics, jewellery, and furniture design. The progression, motivation, and positivity of working collaboratively strengthened each others focus, growing their creative pastimes into something more legitimate: Phat

Christian and Claudia’s lighthearted and playful view of their surroundings is refreshing and, really does aid us in seeing things from a different perspective. Their signature illustration is an excellent example of this: a perky butt, created from the two C’s which begin both of their names! 

 
 

Christian Cowper © Phat Design