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Lucy Biggs

Senior Lecturer
Graphic Design

Lucy Biggs

Lucy Biggs†is a graphic designer, educator and researcher, with a ceaseless love for typography and letterform. Lucy joined Manchester School of Art in 2017 and currently leads second year on the BA (Hons) Graphic Design programme.

In the past, Lucy has worked as a graphic designer for The Guardian newspaper and the Institute of Contemporary Arts and as an art director for M&C Saatchi in Sydney. She has also worked with Visual Editions, eBay and Oded Ezer in Tel Aviv, as well as assisting Fraser Muggeridge at Typography Summer School. She now spends her time teaching and developing research concerned with both pedagogy and design practice.

Lucy holds an MA in Graphic Design and a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design: Typography, both awarded by London College of Communication as well as a PGCert teaching qualification, awarded by LJMU. In addition, Lucy is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and on the committee of the Graphic Design Educatorsí Network.

Lucy has taught both practice and context on Graphic Design programmes throughout the country including London College of Communication, LJMU, Staffordshire University and University Centre Stockport and was awarded a Teaching Excellence Fellowship in 2016. She is External Examiner on both the BA (Hons) Graphic Communication course at Bath Spa University and the FdA Graphic Design courses at The Sheffield College and Rotherham College of Arts & Technology.


A selection of recent research outputs.


Biggs, LE., 2019. Creative Landscapes, Brewery Arts Centre.

Biggs, LE., 2019. Letterspace, Manchester City Centre.

Biggs, LE., 2019. Made in Translation, The Portico Library.

Biggs, 2019. Made in Translation, Portico Library, Manchester.

Biggs, L., 2016. Creative Landscapes, Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal, 22 July - 2 September.


Biggs, L., 2017. 'A with a Fold', black felt letter, Cardboard Folly: Issue 1 curated by Emily Speed, The Bluecoat Liverpool, 2010.


Biggs, L., 2016. 'Creative Landscapes', The Centrality of the Body to Learning and Teaching, Nottingham Trent University, 8 July.

Biggs, L., 2015. 'The Non-Linear Landscape of the Creative Process', AIGA Spaces of Learning conference, York University, Toronto, 16 April.

Biggs, L., 2015. 'The Non-Linear Landscape of the Creative Process', De-Brief, Graphic Design Educators' Network, University of Salford, 9 September.

Other Outputs

Adkins, L., Duffy, N., Aubrey, K., Kettle, A., Biggs, L., Williams, C., Bonnell, S., Royle, N., Bryne, E., McCullagh, J., Cooper, D., Raven, L., Dixon, S., Schoene, B., Evans, P., et al, 2017. 'Made in Translation'.

Biggs, L., 2016. 'Analysis and Proposition: case study 03, 'Non-Linear Design Research Methods'', Bestley, r. & Noble, I..