Neville Brody, typographer and art director
Neville Brody is acknowledged as a seminal designer specialising in digital design, typography and identity. His insight and passion for pushing creative boundaries informs the work of Brody Associates, the collaborative creative agency he founded.
His work over three decades ranges from magazine art-direction, album sleeves and identities for cultural institutions to key strategic systems and typeface design for global businesses.
In 2018 Brody became Professor of Visual Communication at London’s Royal College of Art, continuing his long association with the College, having served as the the Dean of the School of Communication for seven years from 2011.
He is a Royal Designer – the UK’s highest design accolade – and past president of Design & Art Direction, which promotes creative excellence. He lectures globally on design and education.
Brody has always been a hands-on creative director and designer. Following his graduation from the London College of Printing (now London College of Communication) in the late 1970s, he came to prominence early in his career by creating now iconic album sleeve designs for punk bands at Rocking Russian and Stiff Records. His work as art director at magazines such as The Face and Arena in the 1980s won him international fame. Though his more recent portfolio includes iconic work for British brands and organizations in the arts and media including BBC, The Times, Somerset House, Royal College of Art, TATE and Channel 4 much of his work has been outside the UK. Brody and his team at Brody Associates currently work with global blue chip companies like Samsung, Yamaha, LVMH, GAP, Uniqlo, The Coca-Cola Company, Nike and NIKON. Brody continues to lecture internationally and act as a spokesman for the creative industry, in support of design education and to promote future opportunities for the next generation of designers.