The short read
I'm graphic designer from Stockport. I worked abroad for a few years but I'm now back in the UK.
I also like to collect beautiful beer labels and document the typography of Guatemala City.
The long read
Richard is a graphic designer specialising in print and environmental graphics. He has 15 years’ experience across advertising, exhibition design, brand and campaign design, working both ‘client-side’ and in creative agencies.
Between 2005 and 2010 Richard worked for the British Council's brand team where he helped develop their global offer in higher education, redeveloping the brand and clarifying their tone of voice. He was responsible for commissioning design projects and overseeing campaign deliveries.
Working with the in-house design team and agencies he developed an appreciation of design effectiveness and also a keen interest in typography, lettering and packaging design, which ultimately led to him leaving the British Council to become a graphic designer.
Between 2012 and 2015 Richard worked at Studio Domus Architects in Guatemala City, helping the practice grow to become one of the leading architectural design agencies in the region.
He is now based in Manchester, working full-time for David Sudlow Designers to create engaging narrative-led design for clients including the V&A, Science Museum, The National Archives, British Library, Oxford City Council, English Heritage and more.
Richard holds a BA (Hons.) in Politics and International Relations from The University of Lancaster. In his spare time he pursues a number of personal projects alongside his professional practice. These include Label Hop, a growing archive of the world of craft beer label design and the Guatemalan Type Project, documenting the amazing typography found in his former hometown.