Graphic Design Walk 2012 would not be possible without the hard work of following people:

Karishma Rafferty

Karishma has worked in London as a freelance graphic designer for a number of years at various well-known design studios as well as for the publisher Phaidon Press and the Royal Society of Arts. Through her work Karishma has had the privilege of meeting and working with a number of prolific designers across disciplines both in London and abroad and this has inspired a shift towards curating design.

Passionate about exploring the wider impact that design processes and approaches can have to broader social and environmental issues, Karishma returned to Kingston in 2011 to study MA Curating Contemporary Design, a course run in association with the Design Museum. Over the year she spent a month in China working on curatorial ideas around urban regeneration and also was funded by the British Council to take part in train journey around India with 450 young entrepreneurs investigating the role of design within social enterprise. She is now continuing to develop her curatorial practice around emerging themes & disciplines within design.

Catherine Nippe

Catherine Nippe is a London-based, Swiss/ German graphic designer who has been running her studio since 2006. The studio takes on work for both commercial enterprises and clients in the cultural industries. With a focus on book and brand design, many of her projects sit within the fields of fashion, design, art and architecture. Her work has won various awards and has been featured in publications, blogs and exhibitions including: 1Page at the Design Museum, D&AD, Fifzine Magazine, Input Output, It’s Nice That, Young Blood, Kurzfilm Festival and Onedotzero.

In addition to her work as a practitioner Catherine teaches typography at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and has been invited to hold talks, workshops and lectures at various UK universities. Catherine is member of Graphic BirdWatching and teaching type.

Lynsey Power

Originally from Ireland, Lynsey graduated from Limerick School of Art and Design in 2008 where she received an ISTD student award.

She has been living in London for the past three years, working for various fashion institutions and magazines. She currently splits her time between Boux Avenue, the esteemed lingerie brand and Command New, her own independent practice.

Lynsey also has a special interest in screen printing and has assisted on workshops at the renowned Print Club London.

Deirdre Breen

Irish born graphic designer Deirdre moved to London in 2008 after graduating from Limerick School of Art & Design.

Interested in the power of design and hands-on action to empower grassroots communities and minority groups from within. She has worked for various not-for-profit arts regeneration organisations and independent enterprises. She believes in design as a process of activism for community benefit and has delivered workshops in graphic design for young people in London from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Deirdre has also worked on the collaborative publication This May Never Happen. In 2012 she co-founded the design practice, Post Studio.

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