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.
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Graham is an intermittent photographer, his website is www.fracturedfim.com and has reverted to exclusively using medium format film, because life has surface noise.