Independent design writer, curator and consultant


Lynda Relph-Knight is an independent design writer, curator and consultant. A
journalist by background, she was editor of Design Week for more than 20 years
and has an overview of design in the commercial and public sectors.
She has worked with the British Council on its design policy for South Africa,
with UKTI to identify architects and designers to promote overseas and with
Future Publishing to set up the Brand Impact Awards. More recently, for Retail
Expo, she set up on an annual retail award for students, working with UK
colleges and retailers. She has also helped Ravensbourne University to boost its
relevance in the changing creative arena and serves on its steering group.
She works as a writer and mentor with a number of design and architecture
groups. Clients include Mackay & Partners, Draisci Studio, Cinimod, Brody
Associates, D&AD, Virgin Voyages and John Lewis.
Lynda is an honorary fellow of the Royal College of Art and was awarded an
honorary MA in design from University for the Creative Arts. She a mentor at
London College of Communication an advisor to The Sorrell Foundation’s
National Art & Design Saturday Club, a trustee of education charity Creative
Conscience and has served on the Associate Parliamentary Design & Innovation
Group. She is a member of the UK Architecture Club and the London Society.


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