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Rebecca Wright

Rebecca Wright

  • Dean of Academic Programmes
  • United Kingdom
  • Member since 2019

I am Academic Dean (Collaboration) and a design educator, writer on design and co-founder of GraphicDesign& with Lucienne Roberts.

GraphicDesign& advocates for graphic design – what it can do and why it matters – through pioneering books, exhibitions, talks and events that explore how graphic design connects with the wider world and the value that it brings, challenging perceptions about what and who graphic design is for. GraphicDesign&’s books include Page 1: Great Expectations (GraphicDesign& Literature, 2012); Golden Meaning (GraphicDesign& Mathematics, 2014); Graphic Designers Surveyed (GraphicDesign& Social Science, 2015) and Looking Good: A visual guide to the nun’s habit (GraphicDesign& Religion, 2016). Critically acclaimed in the design and mainstream press, these books have won awards, including the Design Observer/AIGA 50 Best Books 2016 for Looking Good.

Most recently GraphicDesign& has co-curated two major exhibitions; Can Graphic Design Save your Life? at Wellcome Collection, London (7 September 2017- 14 January 2018) which explored the vital relationship between graphic design and health, and Hope to Nope: Graphics and Politics 2008-18 at Design Museum, London (28 March - 12 August 2018) that looked at the impact and influence of graphic design in recent politics. Lucienne and I were selected by Creative Review magazine as among their 50 Creative Leaders of 2017 for their GraphicDesign& work.

I have lectured, spoken at events and acted as consultant at academic institutions across the UK and abroad. My writing on design and design education has been published in books and journals and I am co-author of 'Design Diaries: Creative Process in Graphic Design', published by Laurence King in 2010. I was Vice President of ico_D, the international council of design, 2015-17.