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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 NEW OLD for London's just opened Design Museum, 3d design by Plaid; Wonder Materials: Graphene & Beyond for the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, 3d design by Universal Design Studio and the permanent Wonderlab gallery for the Science and Media Museum.
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!
We are a small team that includes long-term collaborators ranging from architects to web-developers, type-designers to image-makers, writers to copyeditors. Team members have included designers Bob Wilkinson, John McGill and Malcolm Southward; designer and web-developer Dave Shaw; copywriter and editor Lorna Fray; collaborators have included 3d designers Calum Storrie and Michael Marriott.
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 pioneering publishing house GraphicDesign& which she established in 2012 with Rebecca Wright, Programme Director Communication Design at Central St Martins, University of the Arts London. GraphicDesign& is dedicated to creating intelligent, vivid books that explore how graphic design connects with all other things and the value that it brings. All its four titles to date have been greeted with critical acclaim: Page 1: Great Expectations [GraphicDesign& Literature], Golden Meaning [GraphicDesign& Mathematics]. Graphic Designers Surveyed [GraphicDesign& Social Science] and Looking Good: A visual guide to the nun's habit [GraphicDesign& Religion]. Their next book will be Can Graphic Design Save Your Life? [GraphicDesign& Health] published this September to accompany the Wellcome Collection exhibition of the same name and curated by Lucienne and Rebecca.
Lucienne is a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale.