Programme Leader for BA Hon Graphic Design. Lilian Lindblom graduated from the Royal College of Art where she worked for many years as a designer / teaching assistant for Professor Herbert Spencer and Gert Dumbar. In this role she designed many RCA publications including prospectuses, degree show catalogues and newsletters as well as publicity design for exhibitions and lectures and was a consultant for staff and students at the college for typography and print production. Partner of Smith and Lindblom Design specialising in branding, editorial and publicity design. Clients have included: Royal Academy of Art, W.H.Smith, British Rail, Natural History Museum and Opera Factory. She has designed over fifty books on crafts. Lilian has taught at Ravensbourne College of Art & Design, Kingston University, De Monfort University, Nottingham Trent University, Berkshire College of Art, Nene College and Norwich School of Art.
Learning & Teaching Interests
Programme Leader BA Hon Graphic Design
Module LeaderVCD 3100 Graphic Design: Major Projects and professional portfolio Development
Senior lecturer teaching Year Two and Three
Link tutor for Blocherer Schule Munich, Designschule Munich and KDA Koln recruiting many direct entry students into the final year
Link tutor for Kong Hong SPACE
Link tutor for D&AD Education membership, organising the New Blood Exhibition each year to showcase graduates' work
Industry link tutor organising internships, live projects, graduate talks and lectures
Organised The D&AD Creative Brief-In-London and student competition launch 2013 with industry leaders presenting their recent projects and discussing how they made the transition from university to industry and workshops where they shared their top tips on how they approach a brief and achieve success
Research Outputs & Interests
The development of new media in visual communication and attending lectures such as Social Media by Jamie Wieke
Design education, participated in debates and forums such as: The RSA design education debate "What Should We be Teaching Professional Designers Today" and taking part in an interactive session on "The Perfect Design Brief".
Creative Education. Is this the end as we know it, or the end? Debate at the V&A Museum organised by D&AD
D&AD Xchange conferences for creative educators with lectures, case studies and discussions
The annual Educators' Forum @ New Blood to discuss different issues for creative education today
A Future for Creative Education? A debate by industry and education led by Lord David Puttnam with a panel discussion featuring Jonathan Freedman, David Erixon, Emily Campbell and Neville Brody.
Mapping Futures: Graphic Design Education and the Profession Symposium held at the Royal College of Art to contribute and discuss views on the future of graphic design education and the profession.
Researching lectures on film to show and inspire students to give a broader perspective on the communications industry.
Funded Research & Knowledge Exchange Projects
Engagement & Impact
Royal College of Art Royal Academy of Art Royal Geographical Society British Rail The Post Office The British Museum, Natural History W H Smith Bowes & Bowes Narvesen (Norway) Banesto Bank (Spain) Johnson & Johnson 3M Anne Tyrrell Design The Air Gallery Opera Factory Mitchell Beardsley Publishers Anness Publishing Ltd