Paul McNeil is a designer specialising in type, information and systems design, and is a Senior Lecturer in typography at London College of Communication.
Paul has over 30 years’ experience working in brand communications and visual identity for the UK telecommunications, government, public and charity sectors.
He currently works in the School of Design at LCC, where he teaches on the BA (Hons) Graphic and Media Design course.
In 2012, Paul was honoured with a Student’s Union White Square Teaching Award in recognition of excellent practice in facilitating learning. His academic research studies concern investigations into typographic systems and the use of generative methods in visual communications
Paul is a partner in MuirMcNeil, a collaborative venture with Hamish Muir, Lead Tutor on BA (Hons) Graphic and Media Design, exploring systems approaches to design for communication. In 2010 they wrote and designed U:D/R 03, a research paper published by Unit Editions, concerning their ThreeSix parametric type design project. The publication and the typeface won two prestigious awards from The International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD) in 2011. ThreeSix typefaces are published by Fontshop International.
In 1988, he established McNeil Design, a consultancy operating in long-term strategic relationships with marketing and public relations partners and is a member of the ISTD and the Typographic Circle, as well as a Fellow of the The Higher Education Academy.
For a more detailed look at Paul's current research, his areas of interest and expertise view his research profile.