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Liverpool School of Art and Design

Mr Paul Owen


Paul Owen is a British Designer and Academic based in Liverpool. Paul has spent over twenty years in the design industry, from Designer, Brand Guardian to Art-Director and having specialised in visual communication he has been involved in branding, advertising and editorial for many national and international brands. Today, Paul works as a Senior Lecturer on the BA (Hons) Fashion and Communication programme at Liverpool John Moores University, where he is the Creative Director of WE ARE FASHION and UN_FOLD Magazine.

Paul is also a practice-based researcher, and is currently exploring the role of visual language within Art and Science, in particular how imagery can be used in communicating the physical and psychological aspects of cancer and it’s treatments. His work is primarily focused on experimental image making, typography and the printed form and he is always seeking to collaborate with specialists from the Art, Science and Medical backgrounds, aspiring to change the ‘uglyness’ of the subject matter. His recent projects include City/Map/React – video projection Flip Festival, A hidden Identity - Publication, Legacy - Publication, Print is Dead – Long live print; Youth Culture; Bowie to Brexit - UN_FOLD magazine, Space Dust - Northern Eye Festival and Damaged Blood Cells - Project 26.2.




2013, Coventry University, United Kingdom, MA Graphic Design
1996, University of Salford, United Kingdom, BA (Hons) Design Studies

Postgraduate training

MA Graphic Design, United Kingdom, Coventry University, 2011 - 2013
PGCE, United Kingdom, De Montfort University, 2005 - 2007


Journal Articles

Owen PB. 2017. UN_FOLD magazine v_03 Owen PB. UN_FOLD magazine v_03, :88-89 >Link

Owen PB. 2016. Youth Culture [Britishness] UN_FOLD magazine v_02, v_02 :26-81 >Link

Owen PB. 2015. Print is Dead; Long live print. UN_FOLD magazine, v_01 :8-9 >Link


Owen K, Owen P. Ice Cream for Crow Exhibition >Link

Performances , , Owen PB. Star Dust - The Northern Eye International Photography Festival >Link


Owen PB. Milestone >Link




Engagement & Impact


Fellowship title: FHEA, Organisation: Higher Education Academy

Media Coverage:

Links #1:, Media coverage: Plexus Cotton educational project - change the way the world looks at cotton

Links #1:, Media coverage: ADLINE (now The Drum) What you think about shock tactics in advertising.

Teaching qualification:

Title of qualification gained: PGCE in Further & Higher Education