At Worcester, Helen is our Course Leader and Senior Lecturer in Creative Digital Media. She teaches Creative Digital Imaging and Typography; Publication Design and Design Skills and Theory, as well as Live Briefs, Industry Collaboration and Professional Practice for third years.
Helen Holmes began part-time teaching in HE in 2005, and has worked in the graphic design industry since 1990. After graduating from De Montfort University, Leicester, she worked for a number of Birmingham-based ad agencies and design consultants before becoming Director of Design at the University of Birmingham, where she was responsible for a team of fifteen designers and editors.
She set up her own design consultancy business in 2004. Her clients include the National Trust, Ofwat, NHS including Worcestershire Hospitals, the Home Office, and many others. Helen has extensive professional experience in design for the community, corporate identity, advertising, branding and - her speciality - typography. She has been the lead in the University's collaboration with the National Trust at Croome Park to deliver aspects of work involved in its ambitious, five-year Heritage Lottery-funded programme, Croome Redefined. Helen has recently designed the new Meadow Birth Centre at Worcestershire Royal Hospital and New Haven Mental Health Hospital and is developing research in the areas of design for the community.