Jeremy Myerson
Director - Helen Hamlyn Centre

david batchelorJeremy Myerson is Director of the Helen Hamlyn Centre at the Royal College of Art. He holds the Helen Hamlyn Chair of Design with a remit to encourage 'design that improves quality of life', and is a member of the College's Senior Management Group.

An academic, author and activist in the field of art and design, he began his working life on The Stage newspaper in the mid-1970s and developed his interest in design as a journalist and editor working on a number of titles including Design (published by the Design Council), Creative Review and World Architecture. From 1986-89, he was Founding Editor of Design Week, the world's first weekly news magazine for designers and their clients.

For much of the 1990s, Jeremy Myerson worked as an independent writer, researcher and curator in design, often with the aim of linking design industry developments to those in higher education. From 1995-8 he was Professor of Contemporary Design at De Montfort University. In 1999, he was invited to join the Royal College of Art to establish the Helen Hamlyn Centre. He is a Board member of the Design Council and a Trustee of the Audi Design Foundation and the Gordon Russell Trust. He holds degrees from Hull University and the Royal College of Art.