Creative Lives — “Design isn’t magic, it’s a process” shares graphic designer, lecturer and Textbook co-founder Vicky Carr

Posted 18 April 2017 Interview by Indi Davies

Looking back on her teenage years spent editing colours and fonts in Microsoft Word and applying “crude html” to her MySpace page, it was clear that Vicky Carr was always destined to become a graphic designer. Soon after graduating she founded Textbook, a design studio specialising in print projects, alongside fellow designers John Newton and Chris Shearston. Working out of Manchester’s highly collaborative shared workspace The Engine House, Textbook have built a reputation for work that employs handmade and low-fi techniques, with clients ranging from a local brewery to a socially focused research group. We caught up with Vicky on the experimentation that has come to define her work, and finding the balance with her part-time role as a lecturer at the University of Salford.

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