LucienneRoberts+ is a London-based studio committed to making accessible, engaging graphic design with a socially aware agenda. We aim to produce high quality work in a considered way, mindful of the principle of the Triple Constraint. Our work spans exhibition design, books and corporate identity. We design for 3d, print and screen. Projects include exhibition design for the Wellcome Collection and British Council; identities for UCL's Pathology Museum, the David Miliband campaign and AVA Academia; and book design for the Design Museum, Triangle Arts Trust and Panos London. Examples of recent museum projects include Can Graphic Design Save Your Life? at London's Wellcome Collection, 3d design by Universal Design Studio and Hope to Nope: Graphics and Politics 2008–18 at the Design Museum London, 3d design by Divik Kahlen Architects. Both projects were originated and co-curated by advocacy initiative GraphicDesign&, of which Lucienne is co-founder.

We are a small team that includes long-term collaborators ranging from architects to web-developers, type-designers to image-makers, writers to copyeditors. We aim to maximize the potential in every project to make intelligent, apposite and effective work. Graphic design is fundamental to how society informs, educates, entertains and provokes. Our process respects both the objectives of our clients and everyone who sees and uses what we do. We believe that ethical design is defined by its ability to increase quality of life alongside the messages it conveys, and place emphasis on clear thinking, visual simplicity and the application of craft skills. We take design seriously and we enjoy design too!

Alongside studio-based work, founder Lucienne Roberts writes, lectures and publishes on her subject. A signatory of the First Things First 2000 manifesto, her books include The Designer and the Grid [2002, Rotovision] and Good: An Introduction to Ethics in Graphic Design [2006, AVA Academia]. She teaches and lectures internationally. Lucienne is Visiting Fellow at Central St Martins, University of the Arts London and external examiner for Typography and Graphic Design at the University of Plymouth.

Lucienne is co-founder of GraphicDesign& with Rebecca Wright, Programme Director Communication Design at Central St Martins, University of the Arts London. GraphicDesign& is dedicated to creating intelligent, vivid books, events and exhibitions that explore how graphic design connects with all other things and the value that it brings. All five book titles published to date have been greeted with critical acclaim: Page 1: Great Expectations [GraphicDesign& Literature], Golden Meaning [GraphicDesign& Mathematics]. Graphic Designers Surveyed [GraphicDesign& Social Science], Looking Good: A visual guide to the nun's habit [GraphicDesign& Religion] and Can Graphic Design Save Your Life? [GraphicDesign& Health]. GraphicDesign& has originated and co-curated two exhibitions. Can Graphic Design Save Your Life? at London's Wellcome Collection, ran from September 2017 to January 2018 and averaged 900 visitors a day. Hope to Nope: Graphics and Politics 2008–18 at the Design Museum London closed in August 2018 attracting over 30,000 visitors.

Lucienne was honoured to be Typographer-in-Residence 2018 at the Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography (HMCT), ArtCenter College of Design, Pasadena where her research outcome was the exhibition "nice" which ran until the end of September 2018. Lucienne is a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale.

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