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Kathryn Best

University College for the Creative Arts, London, United Kingdom

Award Participations

  • iF concept design award 2010
  • iF communication design award 2009
  • iF communication design award 2007


Kathryn Best is a designer, consultant, educator and author. She runs courses in design, strategy and innovation for academia and industry, specilizing in interdisciplinary and collaborative working methods. Kathryn previously worked in architecture, interiors and brand consultancy, both in the US and UK (with Wolff Olins, HOK, RTKL, WATG, MMoser, Starbucks, Orange), where she specialized in retail design and narrative environments. She is currently a Research Professor in Brand and Design Management (CBRD) at INHolland University in Rotterdam. Kathryn Best was previously Course Director in Design Management at University for the Creative Arts, and guest lectured at the Royal College of Art, Domus Academy and TU Delft. She has published two books on Design Management (AVA 2006 & 2010) and currently lives in London. (2010)