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Dr Helga Schmid

Programme Director, Graphic Design Communication
London College of Communication
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Dr Helga Schmid is a designer/artist, researcher and educator, and Programme Director for Graphic Design Communication at London College of Communication.

In her work, she opens up a new world of temporality (lived time) situated at the intersection of design, sociology and chronobiology. As the founder of an artistic research practice and platform, she explores the multifaceted nature of time in an academic and cultural context.

Currently she is a resident at Somerset House and was named as one of London’s most influential people 2019 in Technology AR/VR. In 2018, she was a Designer in Residence at the Design Museum in London.

Helga worked as a researcher in the Architecture and Design department at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, as Senior Tutor at the Royal College of Art, London and internationally as designer/artist on high-profile projects at the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Royal Academy of Art and elsewhere.

Her work has been exhibited and featured worldwide, including the Serpentine Gallery, the Design Museum in London, Dia Art Foundation in New York, Istanbul Design Biennial and DMY Berlin.

She has received a number of international awards including the Type Directors Award, Art Directors Award, Best German Books Award as well as a Fulbright scholarship and two DAAD scholarships.

Helga has a background as a communication and interaction designer, holding a postgraduate degree from the University of Applied Sciences in Augsburg, a Master’s degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York, and a PhD from the Royal College of Art.

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View the BA (Hons) Graphic and Media Design course page.

View the MA Data Visualisation course page.

View the MA Graphic Media Design course page.

View the Postgraduate Certificate Design For Visual Communication course page.

View the Postgraduate Diploma Design For Visual Communication course page.