Paul McNeil

Paul McNeil

Course Leader, MA Contemporary Typographic Media
London College of Communication
University of the Arts London

Telephone: 020 7514 8498 / 8045


Expertise: typography, typeface design, teaching creative practice, graphic design, design research

About: Paul is a graphic designer specialising in typography, information and systems design. He has over 30 years’ experience working in brand communications and visual identity for the UK telecommunications, government, public and charity sectors. In 1988, he established McNeil Design, a consultancy operating in long-term strategic relationships with marketing and public relations partners. In 2012, he was honoured with a Student’s Union White Square Teaching Award in recognition of excellent practice in facilitating learning. His academic research studies concern investigations into typography and the use of generative methods in visual communications. He is one half of MuirMcNeil, a collaborative venture with Hamish Muir, exploring systems approaches to design for communication. In 2010 they wrote and designed U:D/R 03, a research paper published by Unit Editions, concerning their ThreeSix parametric type design project. The publication and the typeface won two prestigious awards from The ISTD (International Society of Typographic Designers) in 2011. ThreeSix typefaces will be available for purchase from Fontshop International in September 2012.

Languages spoken (other than English): French

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