Phil Cleaver has been appointed as professor in the creative industries in Middlesex University’s School of Art & Design.
The multi-award winner has been described as one of England’s most eminent graphic designers. One of Phil’s most notable achievements includes winning a Yellow Pencil, the design equivalent of an Oscar.
Phil has designed and implemented corporate and brand identities for global clients, including Bank Duta of Indonesia, BNI bank, Ionian bank of Greece and Alstrom Corporation.
He previously established a specialist branding design consultancy Cleaver Landor, and later set up ‘Et al design consultants’, where he’s worked on a varied range of organisations from large corporate clients like Royal Mail and the re-branding Visa worldwide, to organisations like The Type Museum and Ingleby Gallery. At ‘Et al’ Phil has been the creative driving force behind a wide range of large brand identities, pan-European packaging and a large number of award-winning book designs.
Phil has worked under the guidance of well respected creatives including Anthony Froshaug, Alan Fletcher, Wim Crouwel and Michael Wolff. His early typographical work is archived in St Bride’s printing library and his book design is in the permanent collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum’s National Art Library.
He is also a fellow of the Chartered Society of Designers, a founding trustee of the Monotype Type Museum, a board member of the International Type Academy, a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and artistic director to the Type Archive. In addition, Phil runs the Typographic Research Unit.