I am passionate about art.
A graphic designer, illustrator, art educator and author, I started out at London design agency Michael Peters, then worked for the BBC and Harper Collins Publishers before co-founding design partnership XAB. Now an independent creative, my recent projects include corporate identity, branding and promotional design, book illustration and photographic art direction.
At Middlesex University I am Programme Leader on the pre-BA Foundation years (iFAD, Foundation year in 3D design and Foundation year in Visual arts) and run the National Art and Design Saturday Club (NADSC) which is part of the nationwide Saturday Club Trust.
I have recently published my first book with Octopus Publishers – ‘Art Life‘. Inspired by my creative journey so far, ‘Art Life‘ is a personal collection of art projects with the intent to excite and encourage others to create artwork that they may never have expected from themselves. Created at a kitchen table and photographed on a camera phone, these projects are accessible to everyone. In a nutshell, it’s experimental and fun: inviting you to take a creative journey into the intricacy, colour, texture, form and quirkiness of what’s around you. I hope you enjoy it.
Bev Speight, M.A. PGCHE