Porto Design Summer School



Andrew Howard

Andrew Howard is a British graphic designer, educator, curator, and design writer who has lived in Portugal since 1993.

He is founder of Studio Andrew Howard that specialises in editorial and exhibition design work for cultural and educational institutions, receiving various international awards over the years including from the New York Type Directors Club, the Art Directors Club of America, and The International Society of Typographic Designers. 

In 2009 he devised and became course director of the MA in Communication Design at the Escola Superior de Artes e Design (ESAD) in Porto, where he has lectured for over 20 years. At ESAD is responsible for the Personal Views international conference series which since 2003 has bought together over 50 of the world’s leading designers and design educators in a unique forum to discuss the changing boundaries of contemporary design practice.

He is one of the original signatories of the First Things First Manifesto 2000, and has written for numerous international design publications including Eye magazine, Adbusters, and the design and cultural criticism website Design Observer.

He is curator and designer of the two year Idioms series of exhibitions for the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto, on graphic design in our daily lives. He is author of the book Gateways: International book cover design, and five other publications related to the series.