Keith Sargent


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Keith Sargent

Keith Sargent is a graphic designer and filmmaker: working as an educator, illustrator, filmmaker and graphic designer since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 1988. He is a director of multidisciplinary design company b#1 (buildingnumberone).

Keith Sargent


A designer/publisher of art and design books, he has produced and commissioned over 20 books, collaborating with artists, designers and photographers. 

Keith has a depth of industry experience: having worked on diverse projects, from small-scale interventions to the interior branding of an entire four story HQ for Cadbury or even designing the 48th D&AD annual.

As a book publisher Keith makes, designs and commissions books, working with artists, photographers, illustrators and writers, having produced 20 titles that have been sold worldwide. 

His films have been commissioned for commercial projects with clients such as Sony Ericsson, Cadbury, Canonical (Ubuntu), LG, Vodafone, MTV, Artangel and the D&AD.

Professional Membership, Affiliation and Consultancy


Keith is currently collaborating on four art installations/films with Lindsay Seers, producing animations, film sequences and design work:

  • Everythoughtthereever was a Wellcome Trust funded major award
  • Nowherelessnow UAE (Sharjah Art Foundation)
  • Casebooks project AMBIKA P3 (London)
  • Nowherelessnow Swansea (Glynn Vivian Art Gallery).

In a 30 year career he has been commissioned by (this is a selective list):

Cadbury, Three, Orange, Sony Ericsson, LG mobile, LG Electronics, Network Rail, Japan Foundation, Ubuntu, Canonical, Taschen, Serpentine Gallery, Pioneer, T-Mobile, Panasonic, London Underground, NHS, 1st Place, Local Partnerships, UCLB, UCLE, Emerging World, Siemens, Evexar Medical ltd, Endomagnets, AVG, Art on the Underground, Koestler Trust, Daiwa Foundation, Black Dog Publishing, Vodafone, D&AD, Energy Saving Trust, Design Council, Elle, The Globe Centre, Midweek, New Statesman/Society, Observer Magazine, Outcast Theatre Group, Theatre de Complicité, MD Group, Corporate Anti-Fraud Team (CAFT), Quarto Publishing, DfEE, Times Educational, Time Out, Shaftesbury Society, *thinking space ltd, IdeA, Local Government Association, Mind the mental health charity, the British Council.

Notable publications that have either been commissioned or have been published by buildingnumberone include:

  • The 48th D&AD Annual (a collaboration with the artist Bob and Roberta Smith)
  • Human Camera (a collaboration with Lindsay Seers)
  • Tailsliding (for a British Council international travelling show)
  • Fashion Forever (published and commissioned by buildingnumberone/immprint, reviews totalling 37 column feet, with sales of 25K units)
  • Gorgerous (Japanese Art rock duo, with Kingston University)
  • Wayne Winner’s Arthouse Cinema#1 (with University of the West of England) as well as numerous personal publishing projects.