Lucy Holmes

Lucy Holmes
London, UK

SEGD Global Design Awards

Tapestry in King's Cross
Tapestry in King's Cross
King's Cross Plimsoll
King's Cross Plimsoll
Oxford Brookes University Wayfinding
Oxford Brookes University Wayfinding

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Intercontinental Conversations in Placemaking: 2022 SEGD Wayfinding and Placemaking
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Lucy Holmes was a member of the 2021-2022 SEGD Board and, previously, the 2020 and 2018 SEGD Board.

Holmes Studio is the design company established by Creative Director Lucy Holmes in 2019. It continues and broadens the reputation in branded environment and information graphics established by her work at Holmes Wood, which she co-founded in 2000. 

Lucy Holmes trained at the Rhode Island School of Design in the USA and spent her formative years in the design business working at Pentagram, the world’s leading independent design company. In 2000 she co-founded Holmes Wood, which became a world leader in the design of direction and information schemes, focusing on visitor spaces as an expression of branding. International clients included major galleries, museums and other arts institutions, corporate groups, commercial and service organisations. During her time, the company earned a reputation for being original and appropriate with an integral and special attention to detail, quality and craft.

Lucy is a multiple award winner from professional bodies, including D&AD, DBA, ISTD and SEGD. She is a Fellow of the RSA, and regularly speaks on design internationally and has been a visiting assessor at a number of design schools, most recently Bath Spa University.

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Lucy Holmes's Sketchbook

Lucy Holmes' Sketchbook
Lucy Holmes' Sketchbook

As part of a generation that left college without touching a computer, perhaps I am different… There is a computer on my desk, but I mainly use it for e-mail. My key tools remain a box of pens/pencils and a roll of tracing paper. For me, sketching is free thinking. It doesn’t have to look great, it doesn’t have to be anything, it just becomes a visual stream of thoughts.


A Week Seen Through My Lens

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Each week is not planned nor defined. I observe and then design...

A visual blog by Lucy Holmes,

Globally, for the first time, we are all experiencing a disruption to our lives that we could never have imagined. My mantra for this year was already "to hold my nerve." I could not have predicted how relevant that has come to be. 

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