Dr Jonas Berthod


I am a researcher and writer currently working as a post-doctoral researcher, lecturer and artistic associate. I co-organise the exhibition Behind the Books in London.

After at BA in graphic design at ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne (HES-SO), I graduated with a MA in visual communication from the Royal College of Art and earned a PhD in art history from the University of Bern with a thesis on the impact of cultural promotion on the field of Swiss graphic design.

I previously worked as a graphic designer independently and for studios including Atelier Dyakova, John Morgan studio and Studio Veronica Ditting. I served as a visiting lecturer at several institutions in the United Kingdom and in Switzerland. I held the position of associate researcher on the SNSF project "Swiss Graphic Design and Typography Revisited" (2016–2020) and co-curated the Weltformat Symposium in Lucerne over four years. 

Academic responsibilities



  • BA Graphic Design, ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne, Switzerland
  • MA Visual Communication, Royal College of Art, London
  • PhD Art History, University of Bern, Switzerland