John McConnell, UK (1975)
John was director of Pentagram Design for 31 years before re-establishing McConnell Design in 2005. John is involved in all areas of graphic design for a broad range of clients including corporate identity, packaging and signage programmes, to posters, books and print. From 1983 to 1990 he was a board director responsible for design for Faber & Faber. John has also been a non-executive director of Cosalt Plc and is a member of the Royal Mail Stamp Advisory Committee. John has won many international awards including gold and silver D&ADs and the President’s Award for outstanding contribution to design, plus an American Art Directors Club award and a gold medal at the Warsaw Biennale. He served as President of the D&AD in 1986, a Fellow of the Chartered Society of Arts, and is a Royal Designer for Industry. In December 2002 John was awarded one of only two special commendations for the Prince Phllip Designers Prize.