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Designer, writer, publisher and educator

Unit Editions

Adrian Shaughnessy spent fifteen years as creative director of Intro, the design studio he co-founded in 1988 in London.

In 2004 he left to pursue an interest in writing and lecturing, and to work as an independent design consultant. His book ‘How to be a Graphic Designer Without Losing Your Soul’ has sold 80,000 copies to date.

He is also a contributing writer to Design Observer. In 2010 he was elected to Alliance Garphique Internationale (AGI) – the invitation-only organisation of the world’s leading graphic designers.

He hosts an occasional series of shows on Resonance FM called ‘Graphic Design on the Radio’ and is a senior tutor on the Royal College of Art’s visual communication programme. He is co-founder of the publishing company Unit Editions and author of monographs on Herb Lubalin, Ken Garland and FHK Henrion.