Personal Views is a unique series of conferences that brings together an unparalleled group of designers, writers and educators from the world of graphic design.
Coordinated by Andrew Howard, and taking place at ESAD/Matosinhos School of Art and Design, the new series aims to examine contemporary definitions and visions of graphic design. The series aims to explore the boundaries of contemporary practice and examine what social and cultural objectives we seek to fulfill. Series Six asks speakers to trace theirs personal design journeys and to project their future trajectories.
Rick Poynor is a writer, lecturer and curator, and a Visiting Professor in Critical Writing in Art & Design at the Royal College of Art, London.
He was founding editor of Eye, co-founder of Design Observer, where he blogs, and he has a column in Print magazine. He has contributed to Blueprint, Icon, Frieze,Creative Review, and many other publications.
His books include Obey the Giant (2001), No More Rules: Graphic Design and Postmodernism (2003), Communicate: Independent British Graphic Design since the Sixties (2004), and Jan van Toorn: Critical Practice (2008).