Angus Hyland

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Angus Hyland is a graphic designer, author and creative director. He has been named one of the UK’s top ten graphic designers by The Independent, and has received over a hundred creative awards, including five D&AD silver awards.

Hyland has worked with some of the world’s best known private and public sector brands. These include: Eurosport, an international television sports network; Penguin Random House, the world’s largest publishing house; Mulberry, a British luxury brand; Asprey, the Royal jewellers; EAT, a chain of high street lunch spots; H&M, a multinational retail company; Marimekko, a textile, furniture and retail store; Maersk, the world’s latest shipping and logistics company; Rolls-Royce, the British multinational aircraft engine and power systems business; AkzoNobel, the multinational manufacturer; and Grant Thornton, a global financial services group. 

In addition, Hyland has created visual identities for several cultural institutions including: National Museums Liverpool, Sage Gateshead, Crafts Council, Luminato Arts Festival, The William Morris Society, along with exhibition design for Tate Modern.

For the past decade, Hyland has been an external consultant and creative director at Cass Art and Laurence King Publishing.

He has written 12 books on design and art. These include: SYMBOL, a collection of 1300 graphic symbols, C/ID: Visual Identity and Branding for the Arts; and – most recently – The Maze: A Labyrinthine Compendium, a journey through the world’s most beguiling mazes.

Hyland was elected a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale in 1999. In 2012, he was was awarded a visiting fellowship at the University of Arts London. He is a former External Examiner for the MA in Graphic Design at the Royal College of Art.

He studied information design at the London College of Printing and graphic art and design at the Royal College of Art. After running his own successful studio in Soho for ten years, he became a partner in Pentagram's London offices in 1998.

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