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Stephanie Horan

MA Graphic Design, Course Leader

Stephanie Horan is a seasoned Senior Designer, with 30 years of experience in Graphic Design and Management within the industry. She is the founder of Blue Walnut Design, a successful branding agency of 12+ years.

A true typography enthusiast, Stephanie's enduring passion encompasses design, communication, and delves into the psychology of brand. As the driving force behind Blue Walnut Design, she specialises in brand vision, conducting workshops on brand strategy, including authentic points, positioning, messaging, and the emotional impact of type in branding.

Stephanie integrates her roles with live Graphic communication projects. Her MA Graphic Design course vision is to bring in industry experts for each module, allowing students to glean insights from real-world experiences, building both professional networks and designer profiles.

Highlights and qualifications

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BA and MA in Design
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Alumni of Royal College of Art in Typography and Design Thinking and Innovation
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AUBSU Teaching Awards voted by students in 2019 & 2022
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Royal College of Art Typography masterclass graduate with Typography royalty, Adrian Shaughnessy in 2023
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Virgin Responsible Travel Award for designing the identity for ‘The New Forest’, England in 2007

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