Rob has been working to make communications clearer for over thirty years, and his career has combined academic research, design teaching and design consultancy. He has developed clear communications for many well known names in the private and public sectors. His blog and publications can be found at www.robwaller.org
Hugh Huddy is Policy Manager at the Royal National Institute of Blind People. He has worked on campaigns such as the See It Right guidelines, which address the need for legible type of the general population as well as people with partial sight. He is a member of the Simplification Centre Advisory Board, and has a long standing interest in the design of audio text.
Alan Wells OBE founded the Basic Skills Agency and was its Director for thirty years, working closely with government, both national and local, schools, colleges and voluntary and community organisations. He has been a constant advocate for literacy and numeracy education, and was the specialist adviser to Lord Moser's committee that led to national strategies to reduce the number of adults with poor literacy and numeracy. Alan is one the trustees of the Simplification Centre charity.
Professor Teal Triggs is Associate Dean in the School of Communication at the Royal College of Art, and Adjunct Professor, RMIT, Australia. As a graphic design historian and educator she has authored numerous books and articles on design. Her research is interdisciplinary, combining social science and design-led solutions. Her recent work focuses on the role of information in public spaces and community-based learning.
After a career as a senior civil servant, where he developed his interest in clear communication, Martin did an MA in Information Design at Reading University, and has been a core member of the Simplification Centre from the start.
Clive Richards is President of the International Institute for Information Design, and Visiting Professor at the University of Brighton. Author of numerous research papers, he is an experienced designer and design educator, and has been extensively involved with national and international professional bodies. Until 2009 he was Professor of Information Design at Coventry University and he is now the Director of Research at the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design.
John Willmer is Head of Customer Information at HM Revenue & Customs. His information design team is a major document producer, and he has been a consistent supporter of the Simplification Centre and an invaluable source of advice about information design skills needed in the workplace. His team has worked closely with us to develop innovative information design training.
Jeremy Myerson is Director of the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the Royal College of Art, which has a worldwide reputation for inclusive and people-centred design. Jeremy was the founder editor of DesignWeek magazine and is the author of more than a dozen books on design. As holder of the Helen Hamlyn Chair of Design, he has a remit to encourage 'design that improves quality of life