Dyslexic Design with Jim Rokos

In a series of features marking Dyslexia Awareness Month, HULL IS THIS has partnered with Creative Briefs to explore how dyslexic people think differently and often excel at creative activities.

Throughout October we’re looking at how dyslexia impacts upon emotions, education, employability, and entrepreneurship.

In this podcast, Creative Briefs’ Jason Bowers and Yasmin Holmes introduce HULL IS THIS editor Jerome Whittingham to designer and entrepreneur Jim Rokos.

Jim speaks passionately about the benefits of dyslexia to his practice, even suggesting dyslexia is a creative gift to be envied.

PODCAST: 18 minutes.

Podcast interview with designer Jim Rokos, and also Creative Briefs’ Jason Bowers and Yasmin Holmes. Presented by Jerome Whittingham @photomoments. Photo: THE LADDER THAT LIKES THE WALL (detail) – Ab Rogers, American hardwood – 2014.

Jim Rokos curated the Dyslexic Design exhibition which was presented at Designjunction, London, in 2016. The exhibition won a silver award in the 2016 London Design Awards for Pop-Ups, Display, Exhibit & Set Design.

“For a dyslexic it’s actually easier to think of something new, than to try and replicate something that already exists.”

Designer Jim Rokos

Website: The Dyslexic Design Exhibition

Website: Jim Rokos

Website: Creative Briefs

[Jerome Whittingham – @photomoments]

Commissioned by Creative Briefs.