Pauline Clancy

Lecturer in Foundation Studies (Design)

Belfast School of Art

Belfast campus

Room BA-02-027,
2-24 York Street,
BT15 1AP,

Art and Design Research

Lecturer in Foundation Studies (Design)

Pauline Clancy


Pauline Clancy is a Lecturer in Design / Graphic Design at Ulster University. She is also Course Director for BA (Hons) Art and Design (Foundation Year for Specialist Degree)

She graduated with distinction from BDes (Hons) Visual Communication, NCAD (National College of Art and Design), Dublin and in 2013 completed an MFA in Multidisciplinary Design (Graphic Design) at Ulster. Previously, she worked in design studios in Dublin and continues to work as a practising Graphic Designer. In 2016, she completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Practice (PgCHEP) and was awarded Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

Pauline is currently undertaking a practice-led PhD at Ulster where her research explores analogue and digital approaches to typography, examining the materiality of language in a hybrid space. Her research practice encompasses experimental digital approaches to typography and expands into the area of printmaking, in particular screen-printing for typography. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally including Transient Type Limin-alley, as part of Liminal Belfast at Imagine! Belfast Festival (2021), This, Place Impact 11Hong Kong (joint exhibition) (2021) and Open Highlanes Gallery, Co. Louth (2020).

Her work Process Book 16, received a Communication Arts 2021 Typography Award and featured in CA Typography Annual. She also received a Society of Typographic Arts (STA) 100 Award for Process Book 15. Recent conference contributions include All Over / Association Typographique Internationale (ATypI) (2020). Upcoming publications include Beyond Pattern and Chaos: making and meaning anthology/reader peer-reviewed by Norwich University of the Arts Pattern and Chaos Research Group (Intellect Publishers).

She is a member of the Belfast School of Art, Athena Swan Self-Assessment Team, a mentor on The Big Idea! (Ireland) and current External Examiner for BA (Hons) Graphic Design, Leeds Beckett University. She is also a member of International Society of Typographic Designers (MISTD), Institute of Designers in Ireland (IDI) and Design Research Society (DRS).