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Graham Jones BA(Hons)

Senior Lecturer
Graphic Design

Graham Jones

Graham Jones is a graphic designer (with a wrinkled T-shirt), based in Manchester UK, with 17+ years of industry experience.

As well as being a part-time Senior Lecturer on the BA(Hons) Graphic Design degree he also runs Loose Collective which is an independent creative design studio. His design work has been featured in numerous major design books by publishers such as Victionary, Rockport/Rotovision, Index Books, AVA and Thames & Hudson. He has taught on the BA(Hons) Graphic Design degree course since 2002.

Clients include

AVA Publishing, BBC, Bellyfeel Ltd, Candy Studios, CIDS/Creative Times, Computer Arts, Cornerhouse Gallery, Creative Futures, Design Week, The Designers Republic™, Don't Panic, Eurocultured Festival, FHM Magazine, GF Smith, Hurricane Films, The Lab, Manchester International Festival, Manchester Metropolitan University, MAY68, Mocha TV, NHS, Northern Film & Media, NSPCC, OWT Creative, Paddy Considine, Riding The Low, Steranko Clothing, Terence Davies, The White Room...

Work published in the following books

Graphic Design Referenced, Rockport
Colour Mania, Victionary
Flashback, Victionary
Artpower, Artpower
The Best Of Business Card Design 9, Rockport
Gallery Volume 5, Choi’s Gallery NY
Book Of The Year Vol. 2, Index Books
By Invitation Only, Victionary
Mini Graphics, Promopress
Nice To Meet You Too, Victionary
Brand Identity Essentials, Rockport
Visible Signs 2nd Edition, AVA
Gallery Volume 9, Choi’s Gallery NY
Book Of The Year Vol. 3, Index Books
My Own Business Card #2, Index Books
Blank, Artpower
Logology 2, Victionary
In Effect, Dopress Books
Gallery Volume 16, Choi’s Gallery NY
A Bunch Of Fives, TDR™/Evolution Print Ltd.
New Modernist Type, Thames & Hudson
I Love Helvetica, Victionary
Monogram Logo, Counter-Print
Modern Heraldry: Seals, Stamps, Crests & Shields, Counter-Print

Work published in the following magazines

Creative Times
Computer Arts
Computer Arts Projects
Design Week
Grafik
IdN Magazine

Projects

Anatomy of an Institution Book

The Anatomy of an Institution project brings together five years of photographing in Manchester Metropolitan University. This large collection of pictures presents the faces that make up this complex organisation, each essential to its day-to-day running. Details…

Anatomy of an Institution Softcover Book

This custom designed and crafted softcover version of the Anatomy of an Institution Book, was originally conceptualised as a more affordable version of our short edition hardcover version, but through the process of its production has gradually evolved to become a unique work in itself. It is an edition of 1000, and comes in a range of, 6 different foil blocked, wraparound covers. Details…

Artefacts & Experiences

I designed and art directed all the identity and print promo items for the innovative and thought-provoking exhibition ‘Artefacts & Experiences’ at Manchester Central Library. The exhibition explored the spaces where art, medicine, health, and technology meet. Details…

Babel Fiche

I worked as the designer and art director for the animated title sequence for the final film working closely with project creator Dave Griffiths. Launched in March 2011, Babel Fiche is a web-based film production commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella, with support from MIRIAD, North West Film Archive at Manchester Metropolitan University, and Castlefield Gallery, Manchester. Details…

Constellations

I was the designer and art director for all the branding, promo items and internal signage for the Cornerhouse Gallery exhibition 'Constellations' working closely with the gallery and exhibition curator Karen Gaskill. Constellations presents a series of artworks that reflect impermanence, ephemerality and movement. Details…

Contributions to OWT Zine

Contribution of themed images to OWT Zine. 1 image each to issues 6 Differences, 8 Love/Hate, 11 Error and 13 Reprocess. Details…

Film Material Soup

Identity, print design and exhibition art direction for an experimental film collective coming in 2016. Details…

Form & Glory

I have two poster designs available to buy for the 'Form & Glory' project. I was asked to contribute to their football based range of designs. Details…

Inside Out Gallery

The 'Inside Out Gallery' is an outdoor exhibition space and a collaboration between the Manchester School of Art 'Design Research Centre', OWT Creative and myself. It's a space that will allow creative students to exhibit work from all different disciplines. Details…

Print For Good

I was asked to design and produce a design piece for the charity design project 'Print For Good'. My poster design has since SOLD OUT, with all profits going to 'Cancer Research UK'. Details…

Silence Of The Photograph

‘Silence Of The Photograph’ is a photographic project that seeks to document something about the lived experiences of hearing loss. Using portraiture and interviews the work presents individual perspectives of the everyday and physiological experiences of hearing impairment. Details…

UnSpooling — Artists & Cinema

I was the designer and art director on the 'UnSpooling' book/catalogue working with curators Dave Griffiths and Andrew Bracey. To celebrate 25 years of Cornerhouse, UnSpooling – Artists and Cinema, curated by Andrew Bracey and Dave Griffiths, featured a gallery exhibition, new production residencies, performances and commissions, expanded cinema event, roundtable discussion, screenings, artists’ clinic, critical writing, publication and blog competition. Details…

Yorkshire in Yellow/Sheffield Design Week 2014

MADE NORTH kindly asked me if I'd like to be part of 'Sheffield Design Week 2014'. I was asked to contribute T-Shirt designs for their exhibition 'Yorkshire in Yellow' — the brief being to create designs celebrating the UK stages of this year's Tour de France which are taking place in Yorkshire. Details…

Research

Graham Jones is a member of:

A selection of recent research outputs.

Exhibitions

Jones, G., 2014. Everything Must Go, 2022NQ, 16th October 2014.

Jones, G., 2014. Secret 7" 2014, Mother, London, April 12th — 19th 2014.

Jones, G., 2014. Yorkshire In Yellow, Millennium Gallery, Sheffield, Saturday 31 May 2014 - Sunday 7 September 2014.

Jones, G., 2012. From Pet Shops To Porn, Vault, Manchester, 2012.

Books

Jones, G., 2012. 'Basics Graphic Design 03: Idea Generation', AVA Publishing, UK.

Jones, G., 2011. 'Basics Graphic Design 02: Design Research: Investigation for successful creative solutions', AVA Publishing, UK.

Internet Publications

Jones, G., 2015. 'Books for Designers No.9', Books for Designers, http://www.richardbaird.co.uk/books-for-designers/.

Jones, G., 2013. 'Tales From The Frontline', Storify Research Blog, http://storify.com/GMan77/talesfromthefrontline.

Jones, G., 2013. 'The Visitor Meets LOOSE COLLECTIVE', Online Journal, http://meet-thevisitor.tumblr.com/page/5.

Jones, G., 2011. 'Creative Times: Design Top 5', Online Journal, http://www.creativetimes.co.uk/articles/design-top-five-9-graham-jones.

Journal Articles

Jones, G., 2011. 'Design and produce a letterpress print', Computer Arts Projects, Issue 155, 4 Pages.

Jones, G., 2011. 'Out of character', Design Week, Volume 26/Issue 19, 1 Page.

Jones, G., 2009. 'Giving it your best shot: Self-promotion feature', IdN Magazine, Volume 16/ Number 4, 44 pages.

Presentations

Jones, G., 2015. 'Loose Collective', Lincoln University Guest Lecturer, Lincoln University, Wednesday 14th January, 2015.

Jones, G., 2015. 'Self Promotion', Nottingham Trent University guest lecturer, Nottingham Trent University, May 2015.

Jones, G., 2014. 'Loose Collective', Tameside College Of Technology Guest Lecturer, Tameside College Of Technology, December 2014.

Jones, G., 2013. 'Loose Collective', MCR College Guest Lecturer, The MCR College, 2013.

Jones, G., 2012. 'Loose Collective', MCR College Guest Lecturer, The MCR College, 2012.

Jones, G., 2011. 'Loose Collective', Tameside College Of Technology Guest Lecturer, Tameside College Of Technology, 2011.

Jones, G., 2011. 'Loose Collective', MCR College Guest Lecturer, The MCR College, 2011.

Jones, G., 2011. 'The practice of a graphic designer', New Creative Futures, The Lowry, Salford, 2011.

Jones, G., 2010. 'Graphic Design: From education into the industry', New Creative Futures, The Lowry, Salford, 2010/11.

Jones, G., 2010. 'Loose Collective', Guest speaker at Stockport College, Stockport College, 2010.

Other Outputs

Jones, G., 2015. 'Modern Heraldry: Seals, Stamps, Crests & Shields', Featured designer.

Jones, G., 2014. 'I Love Helvetica', Featured designer.

Jones, G., 2014. 'Monogram Logo', Featured designer.

Jones, G., 2013. 'IdN Magazine Online', 'Pick of the Month' featured designer.

Jones, G., 2012. 'A Bunch Of Fives', One of 50 featured designers.

Jones, G., 2012. 'Choi's Gallery Volume 16', Featured designer.

Jones, G., 2012. 'Counter Print Feed', Featured designer.

Jones, G., 2012. 'In Effect: Groundbeaking Finishes and Materials in Graphic Design', Featured designer.

Jones, G., 2012. 'It's Nice That', Featured designer.

Jones, G., 2012. 'New Modernist Type', Featured designer.

Jones, G., 2012. 'The Best of Business Card Design 9', Featured designer.

Jones, G., 2011. 'Logology 2', Featured designer.

Jones, G., 2010. 'BLANK - A BOOK ON PRINTING', Featured designer.

Jones, G., 2010. 'Brand Identity Essentials', Featured designer.

Jones, G., 2010. 'By Invitation Only', Featured designer.

Jones, G., 2010. 'Choi's Gallery Volume 9', Featured designer.

Jones, G., 2010. 'Design And Design: Book of the Year Volume 3', Featured designer.

Jones, G., 2010. 'Mini Graphics: Maximum Impact in a Mini Format', Featured designer.

Jones, G., 2010. 'Nice To Meet You Too', Featured designer.

Jones, G., 2010. 'Visible Signs: 2nd Edition', Featured designer.

Jones, G., 2009. 'Business Cards Today', Featured designer.

Jones, G., 2009. 'Choi's Gallery Volume 5', Featured designer.

Jones, G., 2009. 'Colour Mania', Featured designer.

Jones, G., 2009. 'Computer Arts 165', Featured designer.

Jones, G., 2009. 'Design And Design: Book of the Year Volume 2', Featured designer.

Jones, G., 2009. 'Flashback', Featured designer.

Jones, G., 2009. 'Graphic Design Referenced', Featured designer.

Jones, G., 2009. 'IdN Magazine Online', Featured designer.

Jones, G., 2009. 'My Own Business Card #2', Featured designer.

Jones, G., 2008. 'Computer Arts 151', Featured designer.

Jones, G., 2007. 'Creative Times', Featured designer, cover and lead article designer, interview.