A designer in edu­ca­tion and research


Com­mu­ni­ca­tion designer in edu­ca­tion and research. Exten­sive expe­ri­ence in pro­fes­sional prac­tice and HE teach­ing. Pas­sion­ate about the future of what graphic design is, what it does, and what is should do. Exhib­ited fine art print­maker and pho­tog­ra­pher. Fel­low of the The Royal Soci­ety for the Encour­age­ment of Arts, Man­u­fac­tures and Commerce.

Gra­ham comes from a graphic design and film mak­ing back­ground hav­ing won numer­ous awards for both. Graham’s focus is on design prac­tice in research, spe­cial­is­ing in design for social inno­va­tion, design think­ing and design edu­ca­tion. He is cur­rently study­ing at the Royal Col­lege of Art as an MRes RCA Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Design can­di­date. Gra­ham has been a prac­tic­ing designer for 25 years, fif­teen of which are in Hong Kong. His early career included work­ing in the design stu­dio for Fac­tory Records and the Haçienda night­club in Man­ches­ter UK. Most recently, he was a Design Man­ager at Li and Fung.

Gra­ham has exten­sive teach­ing expe­ri­ence hav­ing taught grahic design and design com­mu­ni­ca­tion at Nor­wich Uni­veristy of the Arts, Man­ches­ter Met­ro­pol­i­tan Uni­ver­sity and the Uni­ver­sity of Salford.

Gra­ham is a mem­ber of the Design Research Soci­ety (DRS), Cre­ative Indus­try Fed­er­a­tion, Asso­ci­a­tion for Com­put­ing Machin­ery (ACM) Char­tered Soci­ety of Design­ers (CSD) and the Inter­na­tional Soci­ety of Typo­graphic Design­ers (ISTD) and has been over­all win­ner of the Hong Kong Print Awards for Har­bour Times, the news­pa­per that focusses on Hong Kong gov­ern­ment, pol­i­tics and inter­na­tional affairs. He has a Bach­e­lor of Arts degree from the Lon­don Col­lege of Printing.

Gra­ham is a Direc­tor of Lib­erty Asia which pro­vides new solu­tions to change the way slav­ery and traf­fick­ing is addressed by lever­ag­ing tech­nol­ogy avail­able to the cor­po­rate sec­tor and pro­vid­ing it to NGOs; and Project Share a Hong Kong reg­is­tered char­ity focus­ing on young peo­ple from dis­ad­van­taged areas gain­ing social mobil­ity through intern­ships with large corporations.

Prac­tice in research

  • Social inno­va­tion
  • Design think­ing
  • Design edu­ca­tion

Fields of cre­ative practice

  • Eng/​Chi/​Jap/​Kor publishing
  • Data jour­nal­ism
  • Data visu­al­i­sa­tion
  • Dig­i­tal design
  • Exhib­tion design
  • Film direc­tion
  • Film pro­duc­tion
  • Iden­tity design
  • Motion graph­ics
  • News report­ing
  • Pho­tog­ra­phy
  • Print design
  • Sound record­ing
  • Typog­ra­phy

Project engage­ment and clients

  • Bac­ardi
  • Chan­nel 4
  • Child Wel­fare Scheme
  • Ci-​8
  • Cido
  • Cimigo
  • Dun­can Jepson
  • Eight Part­ner­ship
  • Estee Lauder
  • Fac­tory Records
  • Fac 51 Haçienda
  • Heller Ehrmann LLP
  • HK Refugee Advice
  • Hutchi­son Whampoa
  • In The City
  • Kadoorie Foun­da­tion
  • Lan Kwai Fong Group
  • LGT Bank
  • Li & Fung
  • Lib­erty Asia
  • Lusher Pho­tog­ra­phy
  • Mar­ket Insights Group
  • New Work Media
  • Nick Koehl
  • Over­seas Invest­ment Ltd
  • Pepsi Co
  • Project Share
  • Self Stor­age Asia
  • Siren Films
  • Stan­dard Char­terd Bank
  • Stu­dio Small
  • Thun­der Jockeys
  • Tiberi­ous Productions
  • Time Warner
  • Trou­ble At Mill Productions
  • Turk­ish Airlines