the Artist

Ian Duerden

A Chartered Designer and Visualiser with management experience in Design and Advertising studios.
Portfolio includes designed and illustrated brochures, book covers, tourist centre and permanent museum displays, exhibition stands and architectural perspectives. Blue chip accounts include the Halifax plc., RSPB, Laura Ashley and the National Trust.

At the age of 26 was the youngest Chief Design Consultant to the Ministry of Defence, responsible for all design material, from exhibitions to regimental museums, involving the Army in the North West, West Midlands and Wales. This included fifty-two Army Career Offices from Carlisle in the north to Swansea in the south; their interior and exterior design and window displays.

At the age of 32 employed as Chief Designer of a small company within the Brunnings Group, dealing with a selection of clients, the main account being the Halifax Building Society. Responsible for
nation-wide campaigns in over 2000 Halifax Building Society offices, premier events and regional exhibitions.
Design jobs included Lord Mayors’ Float for London, ‘Think British’ for G-MEX
Centre, I.B.A. ‘Thirty Years of Advertising’ exhibition and design of national modular display system.

Became self-employed at the age of 36.
Clients include S4C (TV), Laura Ashley, Nuclear Electrics, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, National Trust, Abbey Hanson Rowe Architects, Halifax plc, 14th/20th King’s Hussars,
Shropshire County Council and the
Tourist Board.

Commissioned to produce book and magazine illustrations; architectural perspective visuals from working drawings; complete exhibition stands and tourist centres with supervision on site.

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