From 2010 to 2012, I lived and studied in Scotland where I received my Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from the University of Edinburgh. Moving from automobile-centric Los Angeles to a country known for its thriving public transportation, I created my thesis project Joy in Movement. Joy in Movement was a series of projects that were derived from my experience and research as a postgraduate student; the purpose of these projects was to encourage the average commuter to find joy in their public transport commute.
The projects I created were left on bus seats, shelters, Tube stations, etc. They invited the average commuter to pick up, read, and interact with either the object or fellow commuters around them. In addition to interactive printed media, other side projects were explored such as rebranding Lothian Buses, bus shelter art, and street art for the average walking commuter.
All original photographs found in pieces have been collected by Mike Ashworth