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Prof. Phil is a multi-award winning designer, Protégé of Anthony Froshaug, Phil honed his design and typographic skills under Alan Fletcher at Pentagam in 1977, Wim Crouwel at TD in Holland, and Michael Wolff at Wolff Olins. In 1984 Allied International designers recruited Phil as creative director of branding. Established CleaverLandor, then et al design consultants in 1992. Alongside running et al he is Professor in the Creative Industries in the School of Art and Design at Middlesex University, London. His book design is in the permanent collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum’s National Art Library.


Moving your career forward: lessons from design life

Thursday, May 7 • 11:30am – 12:15pm

Phil Cleaver is described as one of England’s most eminent graphic designers. He will impart the wisdom of his 37 years in design and the life lessons he’s gained from working in and heading up some of the best European design groups. Gain insight into kick starting your career, learn how to be yourself in interviews, and discover ways to sell design to designers! This is a key talk in developing your design business skills.

3 Main Takeaways:
  1. Learn how to open design doors
  2. Learn ways to sell yourself to designers
  3. How to develop your business skill set