Sophie Paul is a designer and writer based across South East London and Oxfordshire. Working with critical writing, collaborative publishing, and experimental performance, her interests intersect critical theory, trashiness, and eroticisms. Alongside Kaiya Waerea, she is one half of Sticky Fingers Publishing, an intra-dependant feminist publisher based in London.

She has run writing and zine-making workshops, staged interventionist performances, and written for radio and experimental sound-scapes, introducing alternative dialogues around place and the body as a site for interruption and excess.

She is currently working on an extended piece of writing about iridescence and girlhood, TBC Spring 2022. 


Sticky Fingers Publishing, 2019- present

MA Writing, Royal College of Art 

Notes Towards a Definition of Iridescence - MA Thesis

Writing & Exhibitions

My Mother, Mitochondrion, published in Wild Stone, a journal with RCA Sculpture Students and Dr Melanie Jackson, Poor House Reading Rooms, (contributing artist), Spring 2022

There Are No Future Utopias, Another Gaze Journal, TBC 2022

ARC MagazineProxyerotics, Summer 2021.

BOMB Retrospective: Cookie Mueller Revisited by Sticky Fingers Publishing, BOMB MagazineSticky Fingers Publishing, Spring 2021

Night Slugs,
The Pluralist, Spring 2021

Treatise on Mould, published in Ending, Stopping, Closing, Scrawl Society Publication #1, Winter 2020

The UnrealiseableSuperfluous Residency Publication
Contributing Writer/Reviewist for
Marta Company, Winter 2020 

Hey, Look, Something Is Happening, Goldsmiths BA Design Graduate Degree Show,, Summer 2020, (online)

Great Unrecorded History | Art Show, University of Birmingham Gender and Sexuality Liberation Associations, MAC Birmingham,
Contributing artist, Summer 2020

Sound & Talks

Sticky Fingers Publishing, Theory and Practice, MA Graphic Design Communication, Camberwell UAL, Spring 2022

Just Speak Nearby, Featured partnership with Pitt Rivers Museum, Audiowork, Summer 2021

Sticky Fingers in Your Ears: HORIZONS,
Montez Radio, Sticky Fingers Publishing and Rose Higham-Stainton, Spring 2021

Scrawl Sound, Ending, Stopping Closing,
Extract from Treatise on Mould, Export Radio, Winter 2020

Sticky Fingers In Your Ears x Scrawl, Export Radio, Winter 2020


Montez Press x Babeworld, Interjection Calendar 7 launch and performance night, 2022

Feminist Library Winter Fayre, Winter 2021 

Eight Things
Independently self-published, Summer 2021

Collective Ending Printed Matter Fair, Summer 2021

Circus Artspace Zine Fair, Summer 2021

Herēma, by
Rose Higham-Stainton
Sticky Fingers PublishingLaunched at Claire de Rouen, Summer 2021

ARC Magazine: Proxyerotics RCA, MA Writing Student Showcase Magazine
Summer 2021

Glasgow Zine Fest, Spring 2021

Dead Lovers   
Sticky Fingers Publishing Cookie Mueller, Spring 2021
Anaïs Nin, launched at The Glory, Winter 2021

Artist Self Publishing Fair 6, Winter 2020

RCA Winter Fete, Winter 2020

Sticky Fingers Monthly Mailouts, Summer 2020-Present

Sticky Fingers Publishing MATERIALISMS, summer 2019
FICTIONS, winter 2019
GROUNDLESSNESS,  spring 2020
EXCESS, autumn 2020
BELONGING, Winter 2020
NOCTURNAL, guest ed. Donna Marcus Duke & launched at The Glory, Winter 2021

Hey, Look, Something Is Happening Goldsmiths BA Design Degree Show Publication, Summer 2020

Artist Self Publishing Fair 5, Winter 2019

Food & Fear
Self-published with
Marta Company, 2019-2020

DIY Space for London Zine Fair, Summer 2019

Non-Bed and The Night Slugs
Self-published, Winter 2019

London: BOOKS Peckham, Tenderbooks, TACO!, South London Gallery 
Norwich: Bookhive
Glasgow: Good Press, Burning House Books
Melbourne: Fiend Bookshop
Online: Antenne Books,


MA Writing, Royal College of Art, September 2020 - June 2022

BA Design, Goldsmiths University of London, September 2017-June 2020
First Class Honours

Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, Banbury College, September 2016-June 2017

Chenderit Sixth Form, September 2014- June 2016

A levels: English Literature (A*), Fine Art (A), History (B), Applied ICT AS Level (B)

Chenderit School, September 2009- June 2014 12 GCSE’s from A*-B, including English Language (A*), Fine Art (A*), Graphic Products (A*), English Language (A), History (A)


Waterstones Bookshop (Banbury)
Sept 2021-Present 

Another Gaze Critics Workshop, Open City Documentary Film Festival
Writer, September 2021

ARC Magazine: Proxyerotics
RCA MA Writing student magazine
Design & Art Direction, 2021

How To Begin Residency
Led by Louise Olwin
Participant, March 2021

Wiped, RCA MA Writing
Work-in-progress radio show
Graphic design & contributor
Export Radio, Jan 2021

Hey, Look, Something Is Happening,

Goldsmiths BA Design
Degree show organising commitee
Events and fundraising, publication team, & launch week, 2019 - 2020

Postmodern Rom-Com
Re-Writing Workshops 
Facilitator, Summer 2020

Sticky Fingers Publishing, co-founder & publisher
Summer 2019-Present

Studio Assisstant,Something and Son, July-August 2019

Creative team, Warner Records UK, June 2019

Exhibition Intern, Print Club London, July 2019

Print Assisstant, Oxford Green Print, September 2019

DIY Space for London
Print Collective, 2018-2019

The Anti-Tour, alternative tour of the Natural History Museum archives, developed with The Natural History Museum
Co-designer and facilitator, 2019

Post Workers Theatre, Tomorrow’s Great Pageant 
Participant 2019

Our House
Goldsmiths Musical Theatre Society
Set Designer 2018

Student Teaching Assisstant
Design Technology
Chenderit School 2016

Cherwell Theatre Company, 2013-2016
The Mill Youth Theatre, 2010-2016

Communications Department at BDP (Building Design Partnership), July 2015
(Work Experience)

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