Allyson Waller

Lecturer in Graphic Design, UCA Epsom

Academic, School of Communication Design

Allyson Waller is both a lecturer and practising graphic designer. Her passion and fascination with the subject of visual communication naturally leads her to want to engage people in conversations about it.

Facilitating and designing opportunities for students to learn and get excited about design is at the heart of Ally’s practice. She graduated from Central Saint Martins School of Art with a BA (Hons) Graphic Design degree and from the Royal College of Art with an MA in Communication Art & Design. Before joining UCA in 2008 she freelanced for reputable design studios in both San Francisco and London.

Alongside her teaching practice at Epsom Allyson works as a graphic designer under the title ‘AW-Projects’, working on a project by project basis. 

Professional Membership, Affiliation and Consultancy

Awards, Grants and Commisions:

Project examples:

Collaborating with The Textile Research Lab (TED) at UAL Chelsea College of Art and Design - designing a physical interactive toolkit to be used as a teaching aid for a workshop with H&M employees in Sweden. It contained a set of practice-based sustainable design strategies that assist designers in creating textiles that have a reduced impact on the environment.

  • Sony Music (London, Paris, Munich). Employee handbook. Art direction, photography and graphic design.
  • The recent rebranding of international bike company Bobbin Bicycle. Logo design and application, packaging and accessory design.
  • Social media stories, catalogue/print and socially integrated website.
  • The bike of choice for Damon Albarn and Florence and the Machine.
  • The design and art direction of the Very Good & Proper catalogue, distributed at Clerkenwell Design Week and the New York Design Week.
  • Exhibition design and identity for ‘Out of Chaos’ at Somerset House, which explores a century of émigré history in London through the hidden treasures of the Ben Uri Collections.

Research Outputs

Key outputs on UCARO:

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