About GraphicDesign&

GraphicDesign& advocates for graphic design – what it can do and why it matters. Intelligent books, vivid exhibitions and thought-provoking talks and events explore how graphic design connects with the wider world and the value that it brings. Informing, educating, entertaining, provoking – and challenging perceptions about what and who graphic design is for.

Established by graphic designer Lucienne Roberts and design educator Rebecca Wright, GraphicDesign& partners graphic designers with experts from other fields to originate its projects. 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, design writer and design educator. She is founder/director of graphic design studio LucienneRoberts+, committed to making accessible, engaging work with a socially aware agenda. Studio work spans exhibition 2d / 3d 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, a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale and was the Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography, Typographer-in-Residence 2018 at ArtCenter College of Design in LA.

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 were cited as Creative Review magazine‚Äôs 50 Creative Leaders for 2017.

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