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Paul Bailey

Course Leader, MA Graphic Media Design (Currently on sabbatical)
London College of Communication
Paul  Bailey


Paul Bailey (he/him/his) is an Irish graphic designer, educator and researcher based in London, UK.

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.

Most recently, he has been commissioned to design two major international exhibitions, Maps of Defiance, UK Pavillion, Milan Trienalle with/for V&A, presenting the work of Forensic Architecture with Yazda and .OBJ, National Design & Craft Museum Ireland.

Paul has conducted residencies and presented research concerned with new behaviours of reading and writing at the Jan van Eyck Academie, the Netherlands; Frans Masereel Centre, Belgium; the National Institute for Design, India; Shanghai Institute for Visual Arts, China; ECAL, Switzerland.

Paul is Course Leader on MA Graphic Media Design at London College of Communication, UAL and has been an invited critic, jury member, external examiner and course validator at range of international institutions, such as Architectural Association, UK, Icelandic Academy of the Arts, Iceland, National College of Art & Design, Ireland, Royal College of Arts, UK.

Throughout 2015-18, Paul held the post of visiting advisor at the Jan van Eyck Academie, the Netherlands.

Paul is currently undertaking a PhD in the Arts at KASK, School of Arts Ghent.


Listen to an interview with Scratching the Surface where Paul discusses design, criticism and research.

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