Dr Rebecca Green (Becky) is a graphic designer, illustrator and academic. A Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Becky has taught design since 2008, and has a keen desire to make a substantial contribution to the supportive education of new generations of designers and thinkers. Over 20 years of practice Becky has worked in museum design, as art director at a record label, in multimedia for education and in general design studios before forming her own sustainable design practice.
Becky’s research focuses on the contributions of graphic design to sustainability. Current research focuses on how graphic designers use visual language to communicate complex issues such as climate change. There is a lot of theory surrounding messages and content strategies for climate change communication, but not much about how these elements are translated by designers using aesthetic style. With the rapid advancement of digital media technology, which has led to an even more image-based style of communication, the role of the graphic designer is escalating. As well as its importance to the field of graphic design, this type of research is critical for the fields of science, science communication, and social science.