Michael O’Shaughnessy is a Senior Lecturer in Graphic Design & Illustration
at Liverpool School of Art & Design / LJMU.
Illustration/ Commercial clients have included Vogue Magazine / Static Caravan Records / Harper Collins / The Royal Mail / Penguin Books / Macallan Whisky / Universal Music and Elbow.
I’m currently the coordinator for the MA programme in Graphic Design and Illustration
at LJMU. My undergraduate teaching responsibilities include both Practice and Theory at L5 and L6 on the Graphic Design and Illustration at Liverpool School of Art & Design.
My Teaching experiences included teaching on the BA Hons Illustration with Animation Programme at MMU in Manchester. I was External Examiner at AIB from 2006 - 2010.
I also had a significant role in the Collaborative Partnership Programme at LJMU -
from 2003 - 2011. I was a link tutor for a number of Partners colleges in the North West - including Stockport and St.Helens
My recent research projects have included -
A collaboration with Tate Liverpool. This project stemmed from a large public and commercial work I completed with the Everyman Theatre and Uniform Design Agency Liverpool. I It began as a Research Project about Handwriting and Intelligence. I was invited by Tate Liverpool to work with Liverpool School children as part of Circuit and The Keywords Exhibition at Tate Liverpool in 2014.
Elusive Edge -
This project was funded by the Institute for Capital Culture in 2015. It was a joint University Liverpool and LJMU initiative which explored the concept of Cultural Leadership. My own involvement began by hosting a talk with Skateboarders and Creatives at LJMU - 'The Reluctant Protagonist'. It explored the link between Skateboarding and Creativity
Kings Wharf and Superdudeywords 2017
Exploring the shifting space between handwriting, calligraphy and Graffiti.
A Publication and Large scale Public Hoarding. This explores a number of ideas. The most significant is, how to make public text based artworks that engage with a wider public but also acknowledge marginalised and disenfranchised communities. Embedding this inclusivity in the design process may provide a blueprint about how to design out vandalism and grafitti.
The text is divided into three sections.
The Everyman Theatre Liverpool, Tate Liverpool and Kings Wharf.
It represents a number of projects, workshops and interviews. It begins with a large public Artwork which was part of a redevelopment on Hope Street. It documents my writing experiments and collaborations with Tate Liverpool. It ends with a large public Artwork commissioned by Dong Energy / Ørsted and Robertson Construction UK
This project was been funded by Dong Energy/ Ørsted and Robertson Construction UK.
An edition of 100
design by Michael O’Shaughnessy
Published by Studio Editions
copyright [c] studio editions 2017
Liverpool School of Art & Design
2 Duckinfield Street
Liverpool L3 5RD
1986, Manchester Polytechnic, UK, BA Hons First Class
External Examiner, BA Hons Graphic Design, Teeside, 2018 - 2022
Engagement & Impact
Membership of professional bodies:
Member, Graphic Design Educators’ Network. 2015
Divergent Dialogue, Conference Organiser / facilitator., http://moshaughnessy.co.uk/. 2015
http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-liverpool/exhibition/keywords-art-culture-and-society-1980s-britain, Tate Liverpool -, Tate Education / Circuit 16 & Tate Liverpool. 2014
http://www.everymanplayhouse.com/, Everyman Theatre Liverpool, Everyman Theatre Liverpool & Uniform Design Consultancy. 2012
Other invited event:
21st International Poster and Graphic Design Festival of Chaument, Chaument, France, Poster design and submission. Title - this is for you. An International Festival of Graphic Design and Posters in Chaument, France. Curated by Adrian Shaughnessy. 2010