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Neville Brody to step down as RCA’s dean of the School of Communication


Neville Brody will be stepping down as dean of the School of Communication as of 1 September 2018, the Royal College of Art announced today (23 February). Brody, who has held the position since August 2011, has led major transformations within the School of Communication, such as launching Information Experience Design and Digital Direction. He will continue his association with the RCA in a new role of professor of Visual Communication.

A celebrated graphic designer, typography, art director and brand strategist, Brody has worked with clients including Apple, BBC Online, The Times, Channel 4 and the England football team. Brody was also the creative director of The Face magazine during the 1980s.

Brody said in a statement: “I have had seven great years as dean of the School of Communication, and I feel that this is the right moment for me to step aside, to allow a new person to take the school into the future. I am delighted that I can continue my association with the college in my new capacity as professor of Visual Communication. I want to express a huge thank you to all my colleagues in the school, staff and students for their enormous contributions to the ongoing success of the school.”

Over the past few years, the RCA has seen a number of senior staff leave. In 2015 the head of the Design Interactions Programme, Anthony Dunne, resigned alongside Jeremy Myers who stepped down from the RCA’s Helen Hamlyn Centre. The following year saw Sharon Baurley leave her position as head of Design Products for another prestigious European institution.