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Tara Hanrahan

Graphic Design, Visual CommunicationDesign Academic, EducatorStrategic Design, Design Innovation

Tara is a communication design consultant and educator – providing creative strategy and direction across branding, exhibitions, events, print, interaction, and wayfinding. She collaborates, facilitates, and coordinates projects with clients and design partners from across the private, public, and charitable sectors – drawing on her 25 years of strategic, practical, and planet-centered approaches to lead, co-develop, and craft communications for organizations and experiences. Her responsible design advocacy is extended through her role as a Creative Conscience Awards judge and as a founding signatory of Design Declares.


Tara’s work at London College of Communication (UAL) has involved lecturing, curriculum design, industry collaboration, and integrating eco-social responsibility into pedagogy. She was Validation Lead, bringing the MA Design for Social Innovation & Sustainable Futures course to fruition, and was co-author of the Design School’s Responsible Design Framework. Her academic research explores pedagogical strategies for nurturing citizen designers and has been shared internationally via exhibitions, film, workshops, symposia, and papers. Prior to becoming a consultant, Tara was Creative Director at award-winning agency Thomas.Matthews. She has a First-Class Degree in Graphic Design and an MA in Communication Art & Design from the RCA. She has a PgCert in Academic Practice in Art, Design & Communication from UAL and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Tara Hanrahan