Linda Byrne

Linda Byrne designs, makes, and talks about books. A research focus on publishing practices, typography and the form of the book underpins a rigorous, craft approach to teaching practice and projects. Senior lecturer and final year Graphic Design program leader at Kingston School of Art, she runs a publishing design pathway where she insists you can’t design a book without folding paper, ensures punctuation is hung, and checks that grain runs parallel to the spine.

Linda holds an MA Book Design from the University of Reading, a BA in Graphic Design from London College of Communication
(LCC) and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Formerly a designer at the Walker Art Center, she has been recognized in the AIGA 50 Books | 50 Covers and has two AIGA Certificates of Design Excellence. Linda is currently art-director of the Royal Institute of British Architects Journal.