Ruby Beard

Ruby Beard is a graphic designer and recent graduate of Leeds Arts University, based in Manchester. With a creative eye that favours juxtaposing the unexpected and renewing the familiar, her focus is on print design and visual identities.
 

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About

Ruby Beard is a graphic designer, artistic curator and recent graduate of Leeds Arts University, with a creative eye that favours juxtaposing the unexpected and renewing the familiar.

Raised in the Peak District, Ruby is currently based in Leeds – an ideal location for collaboration with a diverse community of artists, writers and photographers. As a publisher and designer, she aims to celebrate the work of her peers within the arts and culture sphere, creating space for emerging talent alongside established creatives across a range of disciplines.

Challenging pre-conceived forms is a pillar of her practice, experimenting with the unconventional to encourage dynamic engagement with text and imagery. With a focus on print design and visual identities, her work reflects a tension between old and new modes of communication; typography and imagery are meticulously shaped and placed in concert with layout and colour palette, resulting in work that is simultaneously beautiful and thought-provoking.

Published Work / Clients

Formless; A Users Guide, Salt n Pepper Press, 2020
Absent Air, Salt n Pepper Press, 2020
An Archive of Creativity in Lockdown, Self Published, 2020

Education

Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, Chesterfield College
BA (Hons) Graphic Design, Leeds Arts University
MA Graphic Design and Art Direction, Manchester Met (in progress)