London-born UCA Governor Arnold Schwartzman is an Oscar-winning filmmaker, renowned graphic designer and author. An alumnus of Canterbury College of Art, he began his design career in British television before moving on to become an advertising art director. In 1968 he joined the Board of the Conran Design Group in London. An illustrator for a number of years for the London Sunday Times, Arnold also designed two special supplements for the their magazine. In 1978 he was invited to Los Angeles to become the Design Director for Saul Bass and Associates – producer, director and screenwriter of a number of films including his Oscar winning documentary feature film GENOCIDE. In 1982, he was appointed Director of Design for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games.
Arnold has won numerous film and international design awards including three Designers and Art Directors Association of London Silver awards. He was elected to the Alliance Graphique Internationale in 1974 and has been Governor and Chairman of The British Academy of Film & Television Arts, Los Angeles, and the Founding Chair of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Documentary Branch. In 2001 Arnold was given an OBE for his services to the British film industry in the USA.