Jeff Knowles, born on the April 24th 1976 in Rugby, Warwickshire, and moved to North Wales when he was ten years old. He graduated with a B.A. (Hons) in graphic design from The University of Salford, and directly from there he joined Research Studios London in the autumn of 1998.
During his 10 years at the studio Jeff has become one of the studios longest standing members of staff, and in turn one of the key art directors, and has become an integral part of the studios evolution and growth. He has handled a large variety of projects, from large branding projects, publication design, packaging design, motion graphics and web design. He has worked on numerous projects including, The Insider, Salomon, Made in Clerkenwell, Bonfire Snowboarding, Dom Perignon, ICA and Xindao to name a few.
His work has been featured in numerous design magazines and journals such as Creative Review, Grafik, Typo, Étapes, IdN, Computer Arts, and Computer Arts Projects. He has also had work published in various design books from publishers such as Taschen, AVA and Laurence King.
In 2005 his Spiral Typeface (featured on the Made in Clerkenwell Project) was exhibited in The Blojects and Beyond exhibition curated by Steven Holt and Mara Holt Skov at the San Jose Museum of Art.
Jeff is regularly commissioned to create designs for leading publications such as Computer Arts, Computer Arts Projects, Pol Oxygen, Don’t Panic and Wired. He is often invited to contribute to articles and features in various design magazines and books.
He has twice been on the judging committee for the Press Gazette Magazine Design Awards, and this year was one of the judges of the D&AD student awards.
In 2007 he was invited to Taipei by the Chinese Productivity Centre to hold a design workshop, a Taiwanese government funded initiative to bring design awareness to Taiwan.
Jeff also has a keen interest in photography and has taken photographs for studio projects including Segment Systems, The Royal Court Theatre and Somerset House. He also has a photography collection with Font Shop's fStop Images, www.fstopimages.com.