AGI Membership - 1974
Studied at Thanet School of Art and Crafts, and Canterbury College of Art, England (1951-55).
Began his career as graphic designer in television broadcasting, became an art director for Erwin-Wasey Advertising, London, and later joined the board of directors of Conran Design Group. A long-time illustrator for the Sunday Times, also designed the Sunday Times Magazine’s ‘Eureka’ and ‘The Facts of Life’ series. In 1978, became design director for Saul Bass & Associates, Los Angeles, and later produced and directed the feature documentary Genocide (1981), which garnered him an Oscar®.
In 1982, he was appointed director of design for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games. Since reverting to his own design consultancy, his commissions have included a number of commemorative posters, related print collateral and cinema trailers for the Annual Academy Awards®; multiscreen video exhibits for the Museum of Tolerance and the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, and a Time Line mural for the Skirball. He is the author/photographer of a score of books, and has lectured extensively throughout the world. Recipient of numerous film and design awards, including three D&AD Silver awards. Appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE), 2002. Elected a Royal Designer for Industry, 2006.