Caroline Till is a researcher, designer, design commentator & educator working across the fields of forecasting and insight, creative strategy, and creative direction.
Working at the intersection of disciplines, Caroline is passionate about forging new knowledge and ideas through collaborative practice. With considerable experience facilitating relationships across science, design and technology, prior to setting up FranklinTill Caroline led design research projects commissioned by major institutions such as the Home Office’s Design & Technology Alliance and the Institute of Materials and Mining.
Previously Design Editor at renowned forecasting agency The Future Laboratory, Caroline has considerable expertise editing and directing digital and printed design publications such as Viewpoint and LS:N Global.
In 2010 Caroline set up creative consultancy FranklinTill with Kate Franklin. Working with a range of clients that span the lifestyle industries FranklinTill Studio creates alternative and inspirational ways of delivering cutting-edge research, creating tangible experiences such as presentations, reports, books, exhibitions and events. With specific expertise in the design application of emerging material innovation, Caroline is regularly asked to comment on issues relating to future materials, speaking at a variety of global design events, also sitting on a number of innovation strategy panels to advise brands such as Unilever, Gucci Group and Lycra.
Combining academic teaching with directing FranklinTill Studio Caroline is currently the Course Leader for the renowned MA Textile Futures programme at Central Saint Martins, a two year Masters course dedicated to designing the future of materiality. Caroline is also the External Examiner for the BA/MA Design Futures at University of Brighton, BA Digital Fashion at University of East London and the MA Fashion Strategy at ArtEz in The Netherlands.