Anne Odling-Smee

Creative Director of Design Science
Anne has a degree in Typography & Graphic Communication from the University of Reading. In 2001 she set up her first design practice, O-SB Design, working in the arts, culture and education for clients such as Tate, Royal Academy of Arts and The British Museum.


A decade later – in recognition of the lack of design being applied to science communities – Anne founded Design Science with three other partners, which she now runs alongside O-SB.


Anne has over 15 years’ teaching experience through visiting lecturer positions at the Royal College of Art, Central Saint Martins and Camberwell College of Arts in London, and at Konstfack University in Stockholm. She has lectured widely in Poland.


Anne is author of The New Handmade Graphics (RotoVision 2003), a book about graphic designers mixing analogue with digital processes or materials as a way of removing or reducing their dependence on the computer. She has written for Eye magazine, Phaidon, Cheltenham Science Festival, the Wellcome Trust, the British Science Association and the British Council.


Anne’s is a design consultant at Dune Technical Healthcare Consulting and Head of Design at Behavioural Science consultancy, Spoonful of Sugar.