Name:

Janice Kirkpatrick MDes

Job Title:

Founder and Creative Director, Graven

Department:

Honorary Graduates

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Alumnus Professor Janice Kirkpatrick awarded OBE
The School of Design alumnus and Director of Graven Images is recognised in the Queen's birthday honours list for services to graphic design

Alumnus Professor Janice Kirkpatrick awarded OBE

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Janice Kirkpatrick

Janice Kirkpatrick OBE is one of the UK's leading graphic designers and managers. She graduated from The Glasgow School of Art in 1984 winning the Newberry Medal. In 1986 she co-founded the design consultancy, Graven Images, with her architect partner Ross Hunter. The company employs over 30 designers working on leisure, corporate and public sector projects in the UK and abroad.

Janice is a member of D&AD, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Governor and Visiting Professor of The Glasgow School of Art. She was Conran Foundation Archive Collector and a Trustee of NESTA, where she was Chairman of the £20 million Investment & Innovation seed fund. She has also been a member of Creative Industries Advisory Committees for governments in Westminster and Scotland. Until late 2007 she was Chairman of The Lighthouse - Scotland's Centre for Architecture, Design and the City. She was awarded an OBE in 2013 for services to graphic design.

Janice is also a broadcaster, curator, writer and lecturer. She has curated many exhibitions, is a frequent contributor to many publications and she wrote and presented the six-part series ‘Designing Our Lives’ for BBC2.