Lisa Gellender has been a practicing Creative Director with over 25 years industry experience delivering successful, innovative solutions to leading fashion and retail brands. Clients include: London College of Fashion, Selfridges, Arcadia Group and L’Oreal Professionnel.
Recent completion of an MA in Graphic Design at London College of Communication reflects an ongoing passion for the subject field, both professionally and academically. Using graphic design as a tool for investigation, Lisa’s research driven, practice based approach combines a theoretical and contextual knowledge of her subject field.
Found Family: A visual exploration of fictional narrative through found photographs and letters.
Exploring the role of graphic designer as mediator of form and content, source material combines factual letters from the Mass Observation Archives and unclassified found family photographs. Using graphic design as a tool for investigation, the resulting practice based outcomes explore different ways of representing the same woman’s life across three forms of printed page based media.
By exposing the role of graphic designer as mediator of information the final outcomes visually explore how meaning is constructed socially, historically and culturally. Investigating Jan Van Toorns techniques of dialogic practice, the viewer becomes aware of the mechanics of manipulation that are open to interpretation dependent on the viewers background.
Professional Membership, Affiliation and Consultancy
- Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Art & Design. University of the Arts 2011
- Fellow of The Higher Education Academy