freelance designer, storyteller and collector of nice things
MAKE IT OR BREAK IT
Showcasing in Creative Unions @ London Design Festival 2017
Make It or Break It is a three-step game explicitly dealing with the ramifications of isolationism. Working around notions of wall-building and wall-breaking, it exposes how entrenched cultural barriers can become. In light of Brexit, Toland’s aim was to share the lessons learned in her home city of Belfast about barrier building and segregation and how, once you build a wall, even when the wall is gone, the divide remains.
Toland’s work focuses on the cultural and political landscapes of conflicting groups and using design to encourage participants to see through a different lens. Design, with its focus on empathy and understanding different people’s needs, can play an integral role in conflict resolution.
UNILEVER SUSTAIN_ABILITY AWARD WINNER 2017
Featured in DEZEEN, showcasing in Creative Unions @ London Design Festival 2017
mCycle is a socially, economically and ecologically sustainable menstruation management service. It challenges taboos, shares ownership and completely closes the loop on menstrual products.
Every month, mCycle delivers – by bicycle – organic tampons and sanitary pads in a box that transforms into a bin. Once used and collected it’s composted into non-food soil for prison park and football fields. mCycle is a co-operative company which puts control into the users' hands and creates a local online community in which they can share their experiences of menstruation and their bodies. As a co-operative, the products get cheaper over time making them more affordable.
Stand Up 2 Cancer, You Tube Studios
Toland assisted Production Designer Damien Creagh on the design, installation and dressing of Stand Up 2 Cancer's four hour live stream fundraiser from the You Tube studios in Kings Cross. Hosted by You Tube stars the show consisted of food, lifestyle, sport and comedy segments all in aid of SU2C.