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Lydia Thornley BA (Hons)


Lydia Thornley is a graphic designer, creative director and live illustrator. She trained at Canterbury (now UCA), graduated with a 1st class BA (Hons) in graphic design and an RSA Bursary and spent a decade working for leading London design practices before becoming a practitioner in her own right.

Lydia's practice, Studio Lydia Thornley, brings a curious-minded approach to its work on brands, communication design and reportage illustration. Lydia works solo and in collaboration. Lydia is also a speaker on design practice and process.

Lydia brings her decades of professional practice and knowledge into her sessional tutoring, show and tell talks and workshops. Cultural engagement is also an important part of Lydia’s practice and she is a prolific filler of sketchbooks.

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