About

Ed Purver is a designer (and occasional artist) based in Brooklyn whose practice focusses on site-specific integrations of digital media into the built environment. Ed currently works as a Senior Designer at ESI Design, in New York City, where he specializes in designing ‘media architecture’.

His design work investigates ways to harmonize technology with spatial design to create distinctive, contemporary experiences of place. His art projects encourage people to re-view their environments with a renewed eye for possibility, and  to relate to their surroundings with more aliveness and awareness.

Past personal projects include ‘The Hidden Life Of Bridges’, a temporary public art project that transformed two bridges in Portland, Oregon, into an interactive art installation, ‘In Residence’, a site-specific video installation in the windows of 5 abandoned houses, commissioned by the Liverpool Biennial (UK), and ‘The Always Season’, a tromp l’oeil print installed on the exterior of a four story building in Brooklyn, commissioned by the Brooklyn Academy of Arts (BAM).

He has collaborated with and consulted for leading companies in the fields of lighting, architecture and theatre, including Obscura Digital, Leni Schwendinger Light Projects, nArchitects, The Light Surgeons, The Builders Association, Moey Inc and the Wooster Group. Ed was a recipient of a 2010/11 Fellowship in Video from the New York Foundation for the Arts, was a 2010 artist in residence at I-Park and was the winner of the Celeste Prize 2010 for Video & Animation. He has a Bachelors of Arts degree from Oxford University and a Masters degree from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. In 2012, he joined ESI Design on a full-time basis.