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ABOUT

Rob (Ducky) Elford is a neurodivergent designer and artist. 

 

Specialising in digital art, (Ducky) Elford's work explores the intersection of art and play, utilising a variety of multimedia techniques that combine animation, 3D modelling, VFX, game design and rapid prototyping. Their work creates game spaces and digital artworks that explore metaphysical, historical, and possible future spaces that co-exist across virtual and physical realms.

 

They were recently a resident at Somerset House as a Maker with a Mission at Makerversity. Elford also won the Preziosa Young prize, awarded by the Italian Academy of Jewellery in 2013.

 

Their work has been exhibited internationally including in London, Paris, and Florence and in museums and galleries like the Louvre, the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Korea, the Beijing International Art jewellery Biennale and the Inhorgenta Munich.

 

Elford's work has been featured in books and major print and online publications such as Hi-Fructose, Elle China, Vogue, LOVE magazine, Madame Figaro, and Another Magazine among others. 

 

Elford has a background in academia, teaching MSc Applied Technologies and BA Fashion Accessories Design and Prototyping at Ravensbourne (London) and Games Design and Animation at Morely College. 

Selected Exhibitions:

 

  • Stuff TM - Pop Up Art Show, The Junk Space Gallery (London): May 2022

  • Body & Mind Seen & Unseen, The Nation Centre for Craft & Design (Sleaford): February 2020

  • Exploring 3D Printing: Exhibition, Bell House (London): May 2019

  • Profile, Ma-Wah Gallery (London): September 2018

  • Catwalk and Static Exhibition in Collaboration with Rick Lee, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Korea): January 2016

  • Joyeria Contemporary 2014 (Barcelona and Madrid): October 2014

  • Featured designer on the main fashion catwalk at the 3D Print Show Live (London and Paris): November 2013

  • Exhibited as a featured designer at 2013 China Creative Design Exhibition (Shanghai): October 2013

  • Beijing International Art jewellery Biennale (Beijing): September 2013

  • Preziosa Contemporaries (Florence): July 2013

  • Inhorgenta (Munich): February 2013

 

Selected Features and Publications:

 

  • Hi-Fructose: New Contemporary Fashion Book: 2018

  • Cover of Not for Print magazine: Volume #01: 2017

  • Swarovski Gemvisons Trend Directions: 2016

  • LOVE magazine: modelled by Kendall Jenner: 2015

  • Elle China 6-page spread and interview: 2014

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