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Siân Cook

Senior Lecturer Social Innovation and Strategic Design
London College of Communication
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Siân is a graphic designer with more than 30 years experience of teaching in Higher Education. She is currently a Senior Lecturer in Graphic & Media Design BA (Hons) at LCC with a focus on social design, strategy, ethical issues and audience engagement.

Siân’s career began in design for the music industry (Peter Saville, Me Company). She has run as her own design practice since 1994, with clients including The Paul Hamlyn Foundation, The Lux Centre for Film, Video and Digital Arts, The Showroom Gallery, Chiltern Sculpture Trust, Sigma Research, MeSH Consortium – Measurement & Surveillance of HIV Epidemics, East London Project, Bromley & Croydon Women's Aid and The Freyja Study .

Siân is a former Trustee of GMFA (the gay men’s health project); Co-Director of the Women’s Design and Research Unit (WD+RU) (promoting women working in design and facilitating socially inclusive projects); and a volunteer designer with the National AIDS Trust, GMFA and the National HIV Story Trust. She designed a campaign for the National LGBT Hate Crime Partnership that was shortlisted for a 2015 European Diversity Award.

Siân has an MA in Graphic Design; is a Fellow of the RSA and Higher Education Academy; BSL level 1; and was a signatory of the First Things First 2000 Manifesto.

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Communication and graphic design