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Welcome to BA Graphic Communication at Reading

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Recent guest speakers and graduate talks

Laura Chamberlain on children’s book illustration

16 November 2020

Laura Chamberlain, a 2017 graduate of our BA course, returned to Baseline shift to tell us about the process of children’s book illustration. Read more

Designing for social change with Greg Bunbury

2 November 2020

Award-winning Graphic Designer Greg Bunbury spoke to us about his career in design for change and gave us some tips. Read more

Feedback jam: logos, hierarchy and what to do when you get stuck

25 October 2020

Baseline shift provided students from all years with a chance to get informal feedback on their work from a variety of tutors, and to share their thoughts with each other. Read more

A message from the future: you will be okay

20 October 2020

Week 3’s Baseline Shift marked the return of Alumni talks this year, welcoming graduates George Bevan, Racheal Paris and Sacha Harding to talk to us about their careers and self worth. Read more

David Pearson on book cover design

12 October 2020

David Pearson, acclaimed British book cover designer, returned to Baseline shift this autumn term to tell us more about his latest work. Read more

Assessment and feedback in our department

7 October 2020

James Lloyd, our Part 1 tutor, outlines the key things to know about assessment and feedback on our course. Read more

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