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Lucy Biggs

Senior Lecturer
Graphic Design

Lucy Biggs

Lucy Biggs is a graphic designer and educator. She joined Manchester School of Art in 2017 and currently teaches on the BA (Hons) Graphic Design programme. Her work and research is underpinned by an interest in typography and letterform, exploring themes connected to identity, space and landscape.

Lucy founded and curated the Letterspace project, first presented at The Whitworth (2018), along with the Creative Landscapes Workshop Series, exhibited at the Brewery Arts Centre (2016). 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 and Oded Ezer in Tel Aviv, as well as assisting Fraser Muggeridge.

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. In addition, she is a fellow of the HEA, sits on the committee of the Graphic Design Educators’ Network and was previously awarded a Teaching Excellence Fellowship by Staffordshire University. Lucy has taught both practice and contextual studies on graphic design programmes throughout the UK including London College of Communication and Liverpool John Moores University. She was previously external examiner for Bath Spa University and is currently external examiner for two collaborative partner courses for Sheffield Hallam University.

Lucy has presented her pedagogic research at the HEA’s The Centrality of the Body to Learning and Teaching symposium in Nottingham (2016), the AIGA Design Educators Spaces of Learning conference in Toronto (2015) and the Graphic Design Educators’ Network De-Brief conference in Salford (2015). Her work is also featured in Visual Research: An Introduction to Research Methodologies in Graphic Design by Russell Bestley and Ian Noble (2016, Bloomsbury) and in Graphic Design School (2010, Thames & Hudson).

Research

A selection of recent research outputs.

Exhibitions

Biggs, LE., 2020. Creative Landscapes, Brewery Arts Centre.

Biggs, LE., 2020. Letterspace, Manchester City Centre.

Biggs, LE., 2020. Made in Translation, The Portico Library.

Biggs, 2020. Made in Translation, Portico Library, Manchester.

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

Artefacts

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

Presentations

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

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

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, 2014. 'Made in Translation'.