Richard Smith, Director

Richard is a founding director of Jannuzzi Smith in London and Lugano. He studied with Michele Jannuzzi at the Royal College of Art in London, where he received a Masters degree. He is author of Dotlinepixel (published by GCE), recognised by AIGA’s Sandy Wheeler as “this little gem… a wellspring of some of the most innovative thinking and graphic communication found anywhere”.

He has taught as a visiting lecturer at various leading Universities since 1993, including Central Saint Martins in London, Brighton University and Scuola Universitaria Professionale della Svizzera italiana (SUPSI), Lugano. He has sat on a number of design juries for D&AD, including as jury foreman in the Interactive and Digital Media category and has been a speaker and panelist at events including Swiss Graphic Design: The Origins and Growth of an International Style, hosted by Central Saint Martins at the Cochrane Theatre, London. His work has been awarded a prestigious Yellow Pencil from D&AD and Silver Cube from ADC, New York.

He was one of a select number of British designers invited by the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh to a celebration of British design at a gala evening at Buckingham Palace, in 2004. His work has been exhibited internationally, notably as part of Communicate, a major retrospective of independent British graphic design, staged by the Barbican Gallery in London in 2004, which then toured Europe and China, and more recently in GraphicsRCA: Fifty Years and Beyond, a major exhibition in 2014 revealing the rich history of graphic design at the Royal College of Art.