Veronica Bennett is a political assistant and writer from Liverpool. She read Theology at King’s College, Cambridge University, where she specialised in the history of religious art. She now divides her time between Liverpool and London. Veronica is particularly interested in modern Catholic religious orders in the West and is fascinated by the visual identity of religion in secular societies. Veronica is author of the GraphicDesign& Religion title coming soon.
Alain de Botton’s books might be described as a ‘philosophy of everyday life’. He has written bestselling titles on love, travel, architecture, work and literature. Alain founded The School of Life in 2008, which is dedicated to a new vision of education. He is also founder and creative director of Living Architecture, which promotes the appreciation of modern architecture. Alain contributed to the GraphicDesign& Generalia, Phenomena, Knowledge event.
Vanda Broughton is senior lecturer in the Department of Information Studies at University College London and Programme Director for the MA in Library and Information Studies. She speaks and writes enthusiastically and engagingly about her subject, and is editor of the Bliss Classification second edition. Vanda is also Chair of the UK Chapter of the International Society for Knowledge Organisation. Vanda contributed to the GraphicDesign& Generalia, Phenomena, Knowledge event.
Anthony Burrill is an illustrator and designer whose persuasive, up-beat work has been commissioned by an array of international clients. Anthony works across a range of media, combining an instinctive handling of colour and composition with a witty approach to words. He has worked on advertising campaigns for global clients and taken part in many group and solo exhibitions. Anthony contributed to the GraphicDesign& Generalia, Phenomena, Knowledge event.
Margaret Cubbage is a curator at London’s Design Museum. Most recently she curated Wim Crouwel: A Graphic Odyssey. Between 2008 and 2011 she curated Designers in Residence, a commission-based exhibition supporting young design talent. Margaret contributed to the GraphicDesign& Generalia, Phenomena, Knowledge event.
Nikandre Kopcke gained her BA in Sociology from Edinburgh University and her MSc in Gender, Development and Globalisation from the LSE’s Gender Institute. She now divides her time between food waste activism, advocacy for the rights of migrants and refugees, and her own social enterprise, which gives unemployed and socially marginalised women the opportunity to cook professionally. Nikandre contributed to the GraphicDesign& Generalia, Phenomena, Knowledge event at London’s Design Museum in 2011 and is currently researching the GraphicDesign& Social Science title to be published in 2013.
David Shaw is a graphic designer and photographer. Based in London, David works with electronic and printed media for clients in the arts, education, fashion, finance, health, music, policy, publishing and transport sectors. David contributed to the GraphicDesign& Generalia, Phenomena, Knowledge event.
Ryan Todd is a London-based artist and designer. Working on a diverse range of personal and commercial projects, his focus is on producing ideas-led images which exercise forms of creative thinking and wit. In tandem with his own work, Ryan also co-runs the independent publishing collective, Duke Press. This has become a platform for collaboration through creative printmaking and book-binding. All threads of Ryan’s work are practiced as a member of OPEN, a studio space in East London which was established as a framework for support, criticism and creative dialogue.