Harriet Welch

projects manager



freelance writer & researcher currently working with London Design Festival 


an essay on teenage punk aesthetics for ‘are you wearing that?’ 


projects & commercial manager at the phoebe english studio until March 2023


I am a freelance writer, researcher and project manager.
I have copywritten for a variety of brands and organisations.  I worked at the Phoebe English Studio for several years, where I have managed communications, projects, sales, research and more. I have worked as a project manager and writer across various sectors with a focus on lifestyle, homeware, fashion and accessories, design, tech and social enterprises.

I graduated from the RCA with an MA in Writing in the Summer of 2020, where I produced our digital show and the journal NOIT5. I wrote my final project surrounding digital spaces, fluidity, meditations on aesthetics of social media, and the binaries of health and illness in the western world. 

My writing practice and research interests have an enduring focus on materiality, the circular economy, post-digital worlds, writing on design, writing on illness, the fabric of the body, and how clothing can relate to these ideas. I have also written around the subjects of radical publishing, printed matter, and the fetishization of the printed object. Working with text as material forms a fundamental part of my practice, as does the materiality of objects that individuals interact with, whether that be the movement of bodies through physical and digital spaces, woven cloth and fabric, printed publications, or viewing our own bodies as material themselves. 

I co-edited the RCA student newspaper The Pluralist during my studies. My writing has been featured in Ache, FDBNHLLLTTF, Lecker Zine, Coeval, 1Granary, SLEEK, Dazed, AnOther, NOIT, My Daughter Terra and an anthology on Attention compiled by MA Writing.  

In 2017, I graduated from the first cohort studying the Fashion Journalism BA at Central Saint Martins, where I was awarded the Felicity Green scholarship for my final year. Moving through different forms of writing on my undergraduate degree founded the basis of my work surrounding the language of tangibility, printed matter, digital spaces, and clothing.

2022/23: freelance writer + project manager 
(phoebe english studio)

2021: freelance copywriting and editing for various clients including Closed (Germany), Ilaria Icardi, Arighi Bianci and more.

2020: Graduated from the RCA MA Writing programme producing RCA 2020 a series of talks and podcasts with artists such as Tai Shani and Johanna Hedva. Wrote a series called Chronic.

2019: Published in NOIT journal, Lecker Zine, Attention Anthology and researching textiles, digitial spaces, radical publishing and the body. Co-edited The Pluralist.

2018: Managed projects + communications at the Phoebe English studio, started at the RCA.

2017: Managed projects + communications at the Phoebe English studio

2016: Graduated from BA Fashion Journalism at Central Saint Martins

You walk into a white room: Across RCA 2020
Fashion & Language: RCA 2019