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Dr Ruth Brolly

Lecturer in Graphic Design & Illustration

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Belfast School of Art


Art and Design Research


Room BA-02-019 Belfast BT15 1ED



Dr Ruth Brolly is a Researcher and Lecturer in Graphic Design and Illustration. She is a graphic designer, magazine, newspaper and corporate designer, researcher, writer and lecturer. She obtained a BA(Hons) Degree in Design from Ulster University in 1991, after which time she worked in graphic design studios and the publication industry for 20 years, in Northern Ireland and throughout the UK, as Graphic Designer, Design Editor and Art Director.

Ruth has been lecturing at Ulster University since 2011 (part-time then full time), published a PhD (2015) and has authored a number of research outputs both nationally and internationally. Her research interests include graphic design, typography, lettering, signage and the built environment. Ruth is a fellow of the Royal Society for Arts (RSA), Associate member of the Higher Education Academy (AHEA) and member of the Institute of Designers Ireland (IDI).

Research outputs include: