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University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool
United Kingdom

About Barrie Tullett

Barrie Tullett grew up in Walthamstow, East London – studying at St. Martins School of Art and Chelsea School of Art. Between these educational experiences he worked as a School Keeper, Screen Printer and a Paste-up Artist. After graduating he became a freelance designer and illustrator, working for clients as varied as The Science Museum (his drawings are part of the National Collection), The Central Office of Information, The Design Centre, The London Underground and The Poetry Society. Moving to Edinburgh in 1991, he worked for The List magazine and for Edinburgh College of Art as Course Leader in Graphic Design. From there he went on to teach at The Glasgow School of Art before moving down south again to become Senior Lecturer at The University of Lincoln, currently teaching Graphic Design within The Lincoln School of Art & Design. During this time he freelanced for a number of Scottish Publishers. Since working at Lincoln, he has seen the staff team encourage the Graphic Design students to achieve a huge amount of success, both in terms of national and international competition results as well as work placements and full time employment within the industry. The course is extremely lucky to have such a highly motivated and dedicated group of lecturers, one with a diverse range of interests that continue to build a strong studio culture within the student experience. In which it aims to develop the particular interests of each individual student within the framework of the course. He continues to freelance for a variety of clients, including True North, working with them on the typography for Bristol Museum’s M-Shed identity.  He wrote the book Typewriter Art: A Modern Anthology (Laurence King Publishing, 2014) and along with Philippa Wood he is part of a collective called The Caseroom Press.

Department Responsibilities

Joint Programme Leader (with Philippa Wood) Level 3 year leader Module co-ordinator Design Communication 3 Member of the College of Arts Academic Affairs Committee

Subject Specialism

Graphic Design, Magazine Design, Artists’ Books, Typography, Concrete Poetry, Typewriter Art, Letterpress.


  • M. Des — 1997
  • BA (hons) — 1990


Barrie continues to work as a freelance graphic designer - his clients have included Canongate Books, the Polygon Press, Birlinn Ltd., John Donald Publishers, The Chase, True North, The Scottish Poetry Library, the Edinburgh University Press, Princeton University Press and Penguin Books. He has been the External Assessor for a number of Graphic Design and Illustration courses, at BA and MA level. These include Leeds College of Art, Greenwich University, Duncan of Jordanstone, Kingston and the Oxford and Cherwell Valley College

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Research Interests

  • Artists' Books

  • Letterpress

  • Texts and Narrative Fiction

  • Typewriter Art

  • Typography

Research in the Lincoln Repository

Degree Responsibilities

  • Programme Leader - Graphic Design — 2015 to Present

Professional Affiliations

  • Bournemouth University — External Assessor BA/MA Graphic Design
  • International Society of Typographic Designers — Member (Education Team)
  • Typographic Circle — Member
  • University of Derby — External Assessor MA Graphic Design