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Di Hand

Associate Lecturer in Media Studies

Di Hand is a freelance graphic designer, illustrator, author and educator with many years’ experience of designing for publishing media. She has also worked in related design sectors such as packaging, marketing and advertising. She has worked on leading business titles as well as interior and DIY, gardening, lifestyle and recruitment magazines, and is currently working as advertisement designer on hyper-local magazines in Hertfordshire and Essex.

She has worked as a production editor on books, and designed and produced newsletters and reports for special interest publishers such as Environmental Analyst and the LRTA.

She has been lecturing part-time since 1990 in media design and production at the University of West London, the London College of Communication, University of Arts London, and since 2012, at Birkbeck College, University of London.

Di, with Steve Middleditch, is the co-author of Design for Media. The title provides a tailored introduction to the design techniques and production practices employed in the media industry, and covers the key areas involved in creating cross-media publication designs, including how to work with layout, type, pictures and colour.