Originators of the extraordinary
We are the originators of the extraordinary. A collection of designers, makers, builders and imaginary thinkers. We combine to form a multi faceted design studio, mixing traditional techniques and the latest technology with explosive synergy. We think, craft, create and bring the digital into the physical.
Nik’s career began whilst studying for his BA in Motion Graphics at London Met, where he entered a competition with studio Factory 311. After winning, Nik went on to create motion design for Arsenal FC’s online TV channel - Arsenal 360. Nik graduated with honours in 2012 and freelanced at studios such as SPOV, Weare17 and Territory, where Nik was taken on as Senior Motion Designer. Here he worked on a number of feature films, including Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, Guardians of the Galaxy, Jupiter Ascending and Agent 47. He was later promoted to Art Director at Territory, where he led a number of design and animation tasks for screen graphics that featured heavily in Denis villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049 . Nik later went freelance for a change of pace, but the freelance demand grew exponentially and evolved into the design studio that is now Twenty Third C.
Nik has also presented at IBC and NAB for Adobe as well as Siggraph for Maxon Cinema4D and hosts an online course for CGSOCIETY. He also makes time to appear as a guest alumni lecturer at London Met.
After graduating with honours in architecture from Istanbul Bilgi University and studying MA: Architecture in Central Saint Martins, Gunsel's curiosity coupled with her appetite for innovation has enabled her to be involved in a variety of high-level design briefs. Working closely with some of the world’s leading industrial designers, Gunsel created spatial design concepts for the Heineken + Aeromexico VIP Lounge and multiple Monica Vinader stores and worked with Random International on art installations. With a focus on architecture and product design and a flair for geometric behaviours, Gunsel's work has been featured in the Architectural Biennial Antalya.
Currently studying Industrial design at Loughborough University, Adrian joined 23rdC on his work placement and showed a tremendous amount of skill and passion for all things design driven. Though his focus is industrial design, Adrian's ability to carry this attention to detail across to other design led disciplines is really what makes him a force to be reckoned with. As 23rdC diversifies into design for the real world, Adrian will be a key player in building out this part of the studio.