Paul Bailey

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Paul Bailey is a designer, educator and researcher, and is the Course Leader for MA Graphic Media Design at London College of Communication.

As an educator, Paul has assumed various roles such as Course Director BA (Hons) Graphic Design at University of Essex (2008-10) and Lead Tutor FdA/BA(Hons) Design for Graphic Communication (2010-14). He is regularly invited as a critic and to lead workshops at leading international institutions such as the Free University Bolzano, Italy and the Architects Association, London.

Paul's teaching has been awarded by the White Square Students Union Awards (2012), UAL Sustainability Awards and UAL Teaching Awards (2013).

Paul's practice, originating in the expanded field of visual communication, incorporates commissioned and self‐initiated work and is driven by an open, collaborative and divergent working method. The outputs take various forms such as exhibitions, publications, performances, workshops and writings.

Paul has been invited to present and conduct research at universities, conferences and specialised research institutes internationally including the Frans Masereel Centre in Belgium, Jan Van Eyck Academie in the Netherlands and the National Institute for Design in India.

Paul's current research, motivated by an interest in the contingent nature of meaning, surveys the acts of reading and watching within various constructs, paying particular attention to the forms of delivery and reception.

Paul is currently external examiner for BA Graphic Communication at Cardiff Metropolitan University (2015-present), assessor for the International Society of Typographic Designers (2011-present), member of the Design Displacement Group (2013-2034), committee member of the Graphic Design Educators' Network (2015-present) and a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2014-present).


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