Professor at California State University Long Beach
Visiting Professor: Graphic Design
Andrew Byrom was born in Liverpool, England in 1971. At the age of three his family moved to Barrow, a small ship-building town in the North of England. He left school at sixteen and began a four-year apprenticeship in the local shipyard. After serving his apprenticeship he decided to pursue a career in design and left his job to enroll at Cumbria Institute of Art and Design and later at the University of East London, where he graduated in 1996.
The following year he opened his own design studio in London and worked for various clients including Penguin Books, Routledge Publishing, The British Academy of Composers and Songwriters, The Goethe-Institut, and The Guardian Newspaper. Around this time he also began teaching typography at The University of Luton and Central Saint Martins.
Byrom moved to the Chicago in 2000 to teach at Northern Illinois University. In 2006 he moved to Los Angeles, where he is now a Professor at California State University Long Beach. He divides his time between teaching, designing for various clients, and playing with his three sons. He has recently been commissioned to design typefaces and type treatments for The New York Times Magazine, Du Magazine, and Sagmeister Inc.
His designs have featured in Print, Dwell, Creative Review, +81, IdN, Design Week, Architectural Record, and in numerous design books including: New Typographic Design, Typo: The Beautiful World of Fonts, Type Addicted, and Lettering & Type.
Andrew Byrom’s work has been exhibited in venues in Europe, Asia, and across the US. He has presented at numerous design conferences has been recognized with awards from the AIGA and The Type Directors Club.