Markos R. Kay is a digital artist, creative director, illustrator and lecturer with a focus in art & science.
He is best known for his video art experiment aDiatomea
(2007), exhibited at Ernst Haeckel's Phyletic Museum and the generative short film The Flow
(2011) which even made it into a Breaking Bad episode
. His art and design practice ranges from screen-based media, to projection and print.
His work can be described as an ongoing abstraction and digitisation of the mysterious worlds of molecular biology and particle physics through a series of generative simulation experiments. These experiments explore the complexity and emergence of the invisible, and the computational paradigm of natural sciences.
As a creative director and designer specialising in 3d and Motion Graphics, he has worked over the last 10 years for commercial clients such as: Apple, Fox, Disney, Nike, Adidas, Maserati, Ford, MTV, Nvidia, BBC, Vimeo and Channel 4.
He has also created moving image works and illustrations for organizations that include: Belfast City Council, European Parliament, Howard Hughes Medical institute, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Simons Foundation, and Playgrounds Design Festival.
As a certified university lecturer he has taught design at the LCC, Chelsea College of Art & Design and University of Greenwich.
In 2015, Markos founded multidisciplinary design consultancy and design studio Epoché.io
with the aim to apply experimental approaches to branding, print-making, graphic design and animation.