Malcolm Garrett, RDI

Malcolm Garrett is Creative Director of IMAGES&Co, a communications design consultancy based in London, UK. Malcolm has a global reputation for his influence on graphic design and popular culture, both through his landmark designs for clients including Buzzcocks, Duran Duran, Boy George, Simple Minds and Peter Gabriel, and through his pioneering role in championing interaction and digital communications since the early 1990s, with an approach he refers to as ‘connected communications’. In 1994 he established one of the first digital agencies in London’s Shoreditch, and in 2000, he became the first “new media” designer appointed as Royal Designer.

In November 2013, Malcolm Garrett became Master of the Faculty of Royal Designers for Industry. He is a Fellow of the International Society of Typographic Designers (FISTD) and holds honorary Doctorates of Design from Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, and University of the Arts London. He is a Visiting Professor at Central St Martins, London. 

Garrett is an Ambassador to Manchester School of Art, and co-curator of the Design Manchester festival.

He is a member of the Science Museum Advisory Board, the Sir Misha Black Awards Committee and is founder member of the 5D World Builders at 5D Institute at USC in California. He is noted for his collaborative approach to design and his commitment to design education. His work has been widely exhibited.