Benedict Richards is a lecturer on the Postgraduate Certificate Design for Visual Communication and Postgraduate Diploma Design for Visual Communication at London College of Communication.
Benedict's teaching experience spans 23 years of associate lecturer roles; the last eight on the PG Dip and Cert courses at LCC. At LCC he has worked on ABC, OND, HND, FdA, BA, MA and short courses. He has also worked with the PhD department at London School of Economics, Etic in Lisbon, a CTC and an Academy.
Benedict is interested in helping students not only understand the fundamentals of graphic design, but also the neglected arts of detailing and typography. He wants students to use this knowledge to leverage themselves into the position that most suits their skills and interests for post-university life.
Benedict's recent ongoing practice-based research involves the collation and presentation of typographic anatomy, glyphs, spaces and accents for use by novices and professionals.
Alongside teaching, Benedict continues with his own practice as well as running a business – now working under the moniker ‘Graphicacy’. The majority of his professional work has been for the public, arts and voluntary sectors. This varied range of work has included projects such as government forms to limited edition art books, to a design system for multilingual tourist publications. Benedict's role has included concept work all the way through to typographic detailing, in which he specialises.
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