Liam Mc Comish

Liam Mc Comish


  • York Street, Belfast Campus

    BT15 1ED Belfast

    United Kingdom


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Liam McComish is a Senior Lecturer in graphic and advertising design at Ulster University. Following a professional career during the 1980s and 1990s working for Remus Uomo, British Coal, Consumer Council, Scottish Curriculum Council and BBC among others, he began lecturing in 2000.He researches in the area of typographic communication—the construction and communication of meaning through graphical/typographical means in physical, digital and other locations; semantic and semiotic intentions in designed communication and the corresponding perceptions of users/audiences; the relationship between graphic design and notions of identity and commercial and cultural discourse through field, archival and practice research.He has given research papers at Nordic Design Conference (Copenhagen), Design&Emotion Conference (Gothenburg), Association Typographique Internationale Conference (Dublin) and FaceForward Typography Conference, (Dublin). Publications in graphic design pedagogy include LesEnfonts and Machine for Experiential Urban Learning.Liam has been external examiner for Bolton University BA Graphic Design and BA Animation and Illustration, MA Design Master’s Theses at IADT Dublin and co supervised two successful PhD students. He is a member and international assessor for the International Society of Typographic Designers and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities


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