in Graphic Design
How do graphic designers become creative directors?
In a context of constant change, designers need to be versatile, and master the different disciplines, processes and languages of graphic design.
in Editorial Design
How can designers navigate between print, digital and content?
Explore the possibilities of editorial experiences beyond questions of format.
in Data and Design
An experience Data Lab
Designing information means designing the way we understand the world
We Make Belonging
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Morag’s mantra is ‘make happy those who are near and those who are far will come’. Born and Bred, London, Morag has always lived in the city and has been fascinated by how colour and pattern can change urban environments and peoples perceptions of spaces into places. From schools and hospitals to cultural hubs and town centres Morag transforms public spaces by creating engaging experiences for everyone.
The Temple of Agape built for the Festival of Love on London’s Southbank in 2014 used public space to create an open, interactive symbol of devotion to love in all its forms. Her strong visual approach is instantly recognisable and elevates every context in which it is placed. Her work is rooted in creating a sense of joy and belonging for all those who encounter it. Morag creates specific local responses to each distinct audience that will see and experience the work, using it to create community and build identity.
She often works with community groups to develop ideas that reflect the identity of the users, drawing on shared cultural history and heritage of the local area. Morag’s visual vocabulary is inclusive by nature and its effortless energy, resonates both visually and emotionally with audiences well beyond geographical and cultural boundaries. Morag’s contribution to educational environments was recognised in 2015, when her work with Allford Hall Monaghan Morris on Burntwood School won the Stirling Prize for Architecture.
Morag studied at St Martin’s School of Art (Now Central St Martins) and the Royal College of Art, London, UK Morag was made a ‘Royal Designer for Industry’ RSA in 2017. Morag was awarded an 2019 Honorary Fellow, University Arts London (UAL CSM), 2019 Honorary Professorship, University for the Creative Arts (UCA), UK, Honorary Fellow, 2015 Arts University Bournemouth (AUB), UK. Morag will be awarded an Honorary Doctorate, Gloucester University, UK, Nov 2019.
Morag is obsessed with ‘Belonging’ and talks around the world about it. Morag’s work has been widely published around the world for her social approach and her distinct use of colour and pattern often incorporating positive messaging.
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Tell it with data. Infographics and data visualization are also tools in the designer’s skills box. They can be used to tell a story, to convince, to proof or insinuate. Also to deceive... We will use the communicational power of these tools to introduce ourselves in the practice of infographics and data visualization as an expressive medium. A challenge in which we will learn how to get data to articulate our graphic projects.
Using data as a raw material, we will create a memorable graphic piece that not only explains and makes them understandable but efficiently communicates our ideas about them.
Today we leave behind a bit of IP’s, likes and logins. Our world is data-shaped and designers must be able to exploit the potential of data representation as a tool for communication.
was born in Ferrol, Galicia.
He studied Fine Arts in the University of Cuenca. After moving to Barcelona, he settled there as a graphic and multimedia designer.
In 2001 he co-founded Cartún, the first online cartoon producer in Spain. Later on, he would join Lamosca, as a graphic designer, art director and partner. Since a few years ago, his work is focused mainly in infographics. He has lectured and taught in various universities, mainly in Spain and Mexico.
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As graphic designers we are increasingly more interested in seeking to understand the processes we use rather than their products or their consequences. We will discuss the ways in which we have collaborated over the past decade to create, adapt and implement typographic forms using systematic methods in the production of an extensive range of unpredictable outcomes.
MuirMcNeil’s activities are focussed on exploring systematic and generative methods in type design, graphic design and moving image, applied to both commissioned work and independent research projects.
was co-founder of the London-based graphic design studio 8vo (1985–2001), and co-editor of Octavo, journal of typography (1986–92). He was a part-time tutor at the London College of Communication from 2001–2019, and has delivered lectures, courses and workshops to professional teams and student groups internationally.
is a typographic designer, educator and author. He was Course Leader of the MA Contemporary Typographic Media at the London College of Communication from 2010–15.
Seven years in the making, The Visual History of Type, his exhaustive survey of type design from 1450–2015, was published in 2017.
Margarida Borges, Ricardo Martins
& José Mendes interview by
Desisto is an independent multidisciplinary platform established in 2013 by Margarida Borges and Ricardo Martins. In 2015, the platform started to operate also as a graphic design studio and welcomed José Mendes. From self-initiated projects to cultural and commercial commissions, Desisto’s work encompasses visual identity, branding, editorial projects, exhibition design and webdesign, with a particular focus on typography and production.
© Jorge Serra aka Superlative
It’s important for us to share knowledge in a structure of values with which we identify ourselves with.
+ Eugeni Bach
'3km' workshop Interview by
In May 2019, the first summer pavilion was built on the terrace of Elisava's third floor.
It was the result of the collaboration between the master's degree in ephemeral architecture and temporal spaces (MEATS) and the master's degree in graphic design (MGD) carried out during the five-day workshop under the name '3km', led by Anthony Burrill and Eugeni Bach.
I don’t usually tweet, I’m more of an instagram kind of person, but I did this tweet “People together make things happen”. And I think that was the spirit really. I got quite emotional…
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& Pep Román interview by
Pol Pérez and Pep Román are the founders of Affaire – an art and design studio working in the fields of fashion, culture and consumer goods.
Both are teaching in the Master's Degree In Editorial Design (MED) leading the Book Design project and in the Master's Degree in Graphic Design (MGD) guiding the Editorial project.
Correcto. Yo diría que la educación es el "proyecto estrella" de nuestro estudio.