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Brian Reed, Course Leader, Illustration

Brian Reed

Course Leader

Faculty of Creative Industries, Architecture and Engineering


Brian has a design/illustration background of 20 years’ experience in the clothing industry, producing illustrative designs for urban wear clothing ranges both for in-house collections and third party clients. Roles included correlation of design packs to order sheets, overseeing production of factory size and colour sample to the final production. Brian was responsible for the promotional materials for the company across printed and web.

Alongside his design practice Brian produces artworks that either utilise his collection of discarded personal media or explore text as image. He has exhibited nationally and internationally with works placed in a number of public and private collections.

Taught courses

Further information

Industry experience

Brian's industry experience includes freelance graphic design, curator of design/art exhibitions, and producer of artwork related in typography/signage and found personal media.

Research interests

Exploring typography and signage that are embedded with the vernacular of doublespeak borrowed from political and corporate spheres. To create works that set up a topographical space where words become both a visual and verbal experience.

Recent publications

Brian's most recent publication is titled 'THE DARK WOULD', language art anthology, (2013).


Brian has been awarded a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design, a CSM and City and Guilds 7037 – adult education teaching qualification.