Malcolm Garrett is a graphic designer whose career spans four decades. He is Creative Director of the design consultancy Images&Co, with offices in London and Manchester, and a Founder and Artistic Director of the annual Design Manchester festival.
He has had a career-long dedication to design education, and since 2012 has been a member of the Awards Committee for The Sir Misha Black Awards, the only awards anywhere in the world to recognise excellence in design education.
He has a collaborative, multi-disciplinary and user-focused approach to design. While still at Manchester School of Art in 1977 he founded the graphic design group Assorted iMaGes, and later in 1994 the pioneering digital agency, AMX. Working at the interface of digital, virtual and real world experience, he has gone on to lead numerous design projects, both local and international, for artists, musicians, businesses large and small, community groups and for the public sector.
He became the first Royal Designer (RDI) in the field of New Media in 2000, and in 2020 he was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for ‘services to design’.