Russell Walker, Senior Lecturer for the BA (Hons) Graphic Design and BA (Hons) Graphic Design (Graphic Illustration) programmes at University Campus Suffolk is marking 30 years of being a designer, illustrator and educator with a book release, called Scribble.
Scribbleis a chronological account of how a Russell, compelled to make marks and communicate through image making, took this talent and passion forward to cut out a career as an internationally respected designer. The book was written by recently retired UCS senior lecturer Dr Mike Doherty, and was designed in collaboration with UCS alumni the design studio Three&Me.
Fellow designer, Jonathan Barnbrook, who has worked with household names Damien Hirst, David Bowie and Banksy, recounts the time when Russell was his tutor. He saidRussell was the best kind of teacher. He never tells you what he thinks is the right way to make a mark or design there was no snobbish value or taste judgment instead he shows you that what makes a good designer is someone who cares passionately rather than someone who takes the comfortable route with a project."
Russell says Its taken five years to design and finally get printed, as a limited edition.It is a book about what design and image making does through the lens of one persons creative endeavour. If it provides some useful clues to others starting out with similar intentions, perhaps with no rudder, beyond the worthy suggestions of tutors, friends and family then it will not have been a waste of time!
Scribble is a limited edition of just 200 signed copies at a price of 20.00. To purchase a copy, email Russell Walker at russell.walkerucs.ac.uk
To find out more about the BA (Hons) Graphic Design and BA (Hons) Graphic Design (Graphic Illustration) programmes at University Campus Suffolk visit www.ucs.ac.uk/graphicdesign or register to come along to the open event on Saturday 7 November 10.30am-2.30pm http://www.ucs.ac.uk/events