• Design + Art Direction
  • Higher Education
  • Writing + Research


• In my current role teaching on the BA Graphic & Media Design course at London College of Communication, I aim to inspire and manage young professionals at the start of their careers. I have built a pioneering approach that focuses on environmental, political, social and cultural issues; examines the ethics of advertising locally and globally; and harnesses the power of advertising in order to add value to brands, nurture entrepreneurial ideas and produce inclusive and empowering communication.

• I have run no.star as my design business since 1994, working for a variety of charities and arts organisations.

• My research interests centre around design and health promotion (especially HIV/AIDS), volunteering and social responsibility in design.

Work In Progress:


This site is a historic visual archive of promotional campaigns and graphic ephemera, compiled in order to examine changes in health promotion approaches, messages and concerns around HIV/AIDS in the UK and Republic of Ireland, acting as a reference source for the development of future communications. It is not intended to be a complete or comprehensive​ collection, but to offer a supplementary visual reference source for those interested in the design of HIV/AIDS materials. 

A summary briefing PDF document accompanying each section provides further context and analysis.

August 2014 Tramplord single cover. Available:http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/tramplord2

June 2014: GMFA Home Testing campaign.

April 2014: New GMFA campaign aimed at young gay men.
Coverage on Pink News; Bent; G-Scene websites and cover of Boyz

Limited edition letterpress poster. Part of “Tom Eckersley; Master of the Poster” exhibition at London College of Communication 10-29th Jan 2014. Posters available in exchange for a donation to GMFA: The Gay Men’s Health Charity. http://www.gmfa.org.uk/Appeal/donate-now
Exhibition information http://ual.force.com/apex/EventFormPage?id=a0RD0000009ZEMIMA4&book=true

Campaign for HIV Testing Week, November 2013

» Creative Review - Re-designing Lolita

Lolita gets a mention on the Creative Review blog

WD+RU for ‘Lolita: The Story of a Cover Girl’
WD+RU were invited to contribute to this project and have a visual essay included in the accompanying book for Venus Febriculosa, published this summer by Print Books, the book publishing imprint of Print Magazine.

Silver Action
Sunday February 3rd 2013
Invited to bear witness via social media for this event.
Hundreds of women over the age of sixty converge on The Tanks at Tate Modern to participate in Silver Action, a live and unscripted performance of staged conversations. UK-based women who took part in significant activist movements and protests from the 1950s to 80s were invited to share their personal stories.

Truly inspirational – 400 older activist women have their voices heard and streamed around the world via social media. Proud to have been a part of it. Comments all on Twitter: #silveraction @nostarpro

Letterpress poster: UNAIDS global targets set June 2011.
Contribution to ‘Whatever Next: a discourse on typography’4th — 20th October 2012, Kemistry Gallery, London. Exhibition and publication curated by David Coventon, James Edgar & Frederick Williams, Camberwell College of Arts

Small media for GMFA’s ‘Count Me In’ campaign.