6 September 2012

Lucienne Roberts

by Patrick Baglee, New York Editor

A is for Activism. Lucienne Roberts

Lucienne Roberts has an enviable reputation within the design community, founded on a conscientious approach to her choice of clients and the impeccable standards of her final graphic solutions. She studied drama before studying graphic design at the Central School of Art and Design and founded her first studio, sans+baum, with the intention of producing work that was useful, with some relation to the wider world. She then founded LucienneRoberts+ in 2006.

Brains – The Mind as Matter, Wellcome Collection. 3d design Calum Storrie

Though modest, her studio, supported by a roster of trusted collaborators, is known for work that is intelligent, accessible, effective and socially aware. Craft skills, clear thinking and simplicity of style are hallmarks of her work for clients such as the Wellcome Collection, British Museum and THE Women’s Library.

17% Supporting and promiting women playwrights logo

Behind Basra, Department for International Development, Panos Pictures, exhibition identity

Alongside her studio-based work, Lucienne writes, lectures and publishes thinking and opinion on design and creativity. She was a signatory of the First Things First 2000 manifesto, has been a regular contributor to eye, and her books include The Designer and the Grid and Good: An Introduction to Ethics in Graphic Design. Her latest book, Design Diaries: Creative Process in Graphic Design was co-written with design educator and writer Rebecca Wright. She teaches and lectures internationally and is external examiner of BA Typography and Graphic Communication at Reading University.

Petrie Museum Identity

She recently co-founded Graphic Design &, a further collaboration with Rebecca Wright, a new publishing house dedicated to producing intelligent and vivid books exploring how graphic design connects with and adds value to a dizzying array of other areas of our lives.

Brains: the Mind as Matter. Wellcome Collection exhibition graphics. 3d design Calum Storrie. LucienneRoberts+

Breakthrough Breast cancer annual report


The Queen’s Working Wardrobe, Kensington Palace. 3d design Calum Storrie


Madness & Modernity: Mental Illness and the Visual Arts in Vienna 1900, Wien Museum. 3d design Calum Storrie.