Zoë Bather


Through my teaching in Graphic Design I look to facilitate projects that connect students with local communities, creative organisations, and Industry. I also run the BA Graphic Design Incubator initiative – identifying and helping realise the social and economic potential of students' projects. Essentially getting ideas inside KSA out into the world and kickstarting a few creative Startups. 

I studied BA Graphic Design at Kingston before starting my career in 2002 working at Frost Design. In 2005 I co-founded Studio8 Design – an internationally renowned and critically acclaimed graphic design studio – which I ran until 2012, when I decided to pursue my professional practice independently alongside teaching. As a creative director and editorial designer specialising in book design, I believe developing fruitful relationships between experts within the publishing process leads to rich editorial experiences. This attitude to cross-disciplinary collaboration is echoed in my teaching practice.

My professional practice has gained awards from The Society of Publication Designers, The Type Directors Club New York, the International Society of Typographic Designers, Design Week, Creative Review, and D&AD.

Academic responsibilities

Senior Lecturer


  • BA Graphic Design

Teaching and learning

Undergraduate courses taught


Creative enterprise and incubation within design education

Social media