Malcolm Garrett

Malcolm Garrett is creative director at communication design consultancy Images&Co.

Widely regarded as a key influence on the development of contemporary British graphic design, he founded the innovative design group Assorted Images in 1977, where he created landmark designs for Buzzcocks, Duran Duran, Boy George and Simple Minds.

Introducing computers to the studio in 1983, Garrett became, from the early 1990s, one of the first designers of his generation to apply himself entirely to interaction design and digital communications.

Under his direction, AMX (his studio from 1995 to 2002) created innovative digital entertainment and communications with Peter Gabriel, the Spice Girls, Oasis and MTV, as well as for large corporates like Apple, Barclays, Accenture and Guinness.

More recently he has designed and produced websites for brands such as Icons of England, Locanda Locatelli and Café Royal, and interactive cinema interface design for the Science Museum and Immersion Studios, Toronto.

He was a lead creative in the team that rebranded the UK Border, and he led the development of updated information mapping for Dublin Bus.

Malcolm Garrett is an RSA Royal Designer (RDI), founder and co-curator of the annual Design Manchester festival, an ambassador to Manchester School of Art, a visiting professor at Central St Martins, and a member of both the Sir Misha Black Awards Committee and the Science Museum Advisory Board.

He was amongst the first 10 designers to be inducted into the Design Week Hall of Fame in 2015.