About Professor Jeremy Myerson
Jeremy is an academic, author and activist in design for nearly 40 years who began his working life as a journalist and was founder-editor of Design Week in 1986.
Jeremy began his professional life as a journalist on various titles, including The Stage newspaper, before going on to edit Design(published by the Design Council), Creative Review, V&A Magazineand World Architecture.
From 1986–89, he was founding editor of Design Week, the world's first weekly news magazine for designers and their clients. In 1999, following a decade running his own research and editorial consultancy, he set up the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design with Roger Coleman – and he subsequently played a lead role at the RCA in establishing the InnovationRCA incubator for new business start-ups and the Design London joint venture with Imperial College London, uniting design, engineering and business.
In January 2012 he joined the AHRC-funded knowledge exchange hub, The Creative Exchange, as Co-Investigator in partnership with Lancaster and Newcastle Universities. In autumn 2013 he played a lead role in setting up the new HELIX (Healthcare Innovation Exchange) Centre, Europe’s first design-led innovation centre inside a working hospital, as a joint venture between RCA and Imperial College. Today, he holds the Helen Hamlyn Chair of Design at the RCA and directs WORKTECH Academy.
Jeremy Myerson holds arts degrees from the University of Hull and the Royal College of Art.