About GraphicDesign&

GraphicDesign& is a pioneering publishing house dedicated to creating intelligent, vivid books that explore how graphic design connects with all other things and the value that it brings. Established by graphic designer Lucienne Roberts and design educator Rebecca Wright, GraphicDesign& partners graphic designers with experts from other fields to inform, educate, entertain and provoke – and to challenge perceptions about what and who graphic design is for.

GraphicDesign& takes the Bliss Bibliographic Classification system as its framework. Regarded by many as the most scholarly and best structured of the classification systems for general library use, Bliss represents an evolutionary order of knowledge, with each disciplinary level dependent on the previous and with subjects classified in more than one location if treated consistently.

Lucienne Roberts is a graphic designer and design writer. The work of her studio LucienneRoberts+ is defined by her intention to make accessible, engaging graphic design with a socially aware agenda. Studio work spans exhibition design, books and corporate identity for the arts, cultural, publishing and public sectors. Clients include the Design Museum, Wellcome Collection and British Council. Her books include The Designer and the Grid [2002, Rotovision] and Good: An Introduction to Ethics in Graphic Design [2006, AVA Academia]. She is a signatory of the First Things First 2000 manifesto and is a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale

Rebecca Wright is Programme Director of Graphic Communication Design and Course Leader of MA Communication Design at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. As a design educator and writer she has lectured, spoken at events and acted as consultant at academic institutions in the UK and abroad. She is currently writing a book on research methods in graphic design for Laurence King Publishing.

Lucienne and Rebecca co-wrote Design Diaries: Creative Process in Graphic Design [2010, Laurence King Publishing].

GD& team and collaborators
  • Lucienne Roberts
  • Rebecca Wright
  • Sarah Schrauwen
  • Safiya Hanif
  • John McGill
  • David Shaw
  • Lorna Fray
  • Lynn Elvins
Website credits
  • Graphic design support
  • John McGill
  • Site co-design, development and photography
  • David Shaw
  • Writing and research
  • Cerys Wilson