What 50 years of being a graphic designer looks like

graphic designer 50 years

Embarking on a career in design is a daunting and ever-exciting step. Whilst some have done it for a few months, others have been creating logos, identities and branding for decades. John Lloyd (opens in new tab) is one such designer – beginning his career in 1960 – who is able to showcase his inspirations and experiences within the industry.

Here, he has collated a web archive of his works, interviews and more that will allow any aspiring designer or indeed, any fully-fledged graphic designer to learn something new. "The archive is conceived as an educational resource and as a contribution to the online preservation and curation of British graphic design history," he explains.

Having worked with a wide range of clients including BAA, John Lewis, the National Rail System and a wide range of universities, Lloyd has unfathomable experience. Take a look (opens in new tab) at the extensive range of work on show and be sure to check out a few of our favourite pieces below.

graphic designer 50 years

graphic designer 50 years

graphic designer 50 years

graphic designer 50 years

graphic designer 50 years

What has your career in graphic design taught you? Let us know in the comments box below.

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Sammy Maine was a founding member of the Creative Bloq team way back in the early 2010s, working as a Commissioning Editor. Her interests cover graphic design in music and film, illustration and animation. Since departing, Sammy has written for The Guardian, VICE, The Independent & Metro, and currently co-edits the quarterly music journal Gold Flake Paint.