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Stephen Barrett is an independent graphic designer based in London. His work focuses on the design of printed matter, publications, exhibitions, wayfinding, websites and identities for a range of clients including artists, architects, cultural and academic institutions, and commercial organisations.

Stephen teaches graphic design at the University of East London and Central Saint Martins and has lectured and conducted workshops at Winchester School of Art, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and Typography Summer School.

Selected Clients

Ambit
Kirsty Allison
Sam Ashby
Ashmolean Museum
Barbican
Central Saint Martins
Dallas—Pierce—Quintero
Graham Eatough
Eye
Ed Gill
Lothar Götz
John Heffernan
Ann-Marie James
Jhaveri Contemporary
Ali Kazim
LUX
PEER
Kathy Prendergast
Ridinghouse
Slate Projects
Stephen Sutcliffe
Tate Publishing
Tensta Konsthall
University of East London
vandelvelt
Watford Borough Council
We Made That

Teaching

Central Saint Martins
BA Graphic Communication Design
Lead Tutor, Typography
January 2021 – present

University of East London
BA Graphic Design
Senior Lecturer
Lead Tutor, Third Year Graphic Design
February 2010 – present

Central Saint Martins
MA Graphic Communication Design
Visiting Practitioner
September 2015 – present

Central Saint Martins
Artscom
Typography Intensive
Associate Lecturer
September 2018 – present

Central Saint Martins
BA Graphic Communication Design
Associate Lecturer
January – December 2020

Central Saint Martins
Artscom
Intermediate Graphic Design
Associate Lecturer
October 2014 – March 2017

Central Saint Martins
BA Graphic Communication Design
Associate Lecturer
January – May 2016

Central Saint Martins
Artscom
Beginners Graphic Design
Associate Lecturer
July 2015, July, November 2019

L’Automàtica
Week-long letterpress workshop in
Barcelona with students from the
University of East London
April 2014

Typography Summer School 2012
Tutor
Other tutors included:
A Practice for Everyday Life
Sara De Bondt
Europa
Ken Garland
David Pearson
July 2012

Winchester School of Art
BA Graphic Arts
Visiting Lecturer
May 2012

Typography Summer School 2011
Tutor
Other tutors included:
A Practice for Everyday Life
Sara De Bondt
Europa
Ken Garland
David Pearson
July 2011

Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD)
Visiting Lecturer
‘The Ark’
One-day workshop
February 2011

Typography Summer School 2010
Tutor
Other tutors included:
Sara De Bondt
Paul Elliman
Europa
Ken Garland
James Langdon
David Pearson
July 2010

University of East London
‘Expressive Typography’
One-day workshop with Jonathan Barnbrook
May 2010

Awards & Press

It's Nice That, July 2021
‘Introducing Ambit Pop’, article about the design of Ambit Pop
Read full article here

Soho Radio, June 2021, London
Ambit podcast interview with Ken Cox, Michael Foreman, Alan Kitching and Kirsty Allison

Design Magazine CA 255, March 2021, Korea
Featured in Designers’ TMI Issue

Tokyo Type Directors Club 2019
Selected for inclusion in the annual awards publication

Tokyo Type Directors Club 2018
Selected for inclusion in the annual awards publication

Grafik 185, May 2010
Featured in Monthly Showcase

Exhibitions

Tokyo Type Directors Club Exhibition 2019
Ginza Graphic Gallery, Tokyo
April 2019

Tokyo Type Directors Club Exhibition 2018
Kyoto ddd Gallery
July – August 2018

Print! Tearing it Up
Somerset House, London
June – August 2018

Tokyo Type Directors Club Exhibition 2018
Ginza Graphic Gallery, Tokyo
April 2018

Writing

‘Learning from L’Automàtica’
Eye Blog
July 2014
Read full article here

‘Lay out – speak out’
Eye Blog
December 2012
Read full article here

Collaborators

Bold Decisions
Jules Estèves
Ferrán Fandos
Mireille Fauchon
Luke Hall
Mathew Kneebone
William Ogbebor
Andrew Osman
Stephen Osman
Joseph Pleass
Sameer Qureshi
Ariadna Serrahima
Marc Torrent

Credits

Website Development
Joseph Pleass

Photography
Luke Hayes
Carl Fox
Máté Moro
André Silva

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