KERYN BIBBY, HEAD OF ILLUSTRATION
Keryn Bibby is qualified with a BA(Hons) in Graphic Information Design from the Falmouth School of Art.
Keryn Bibby, BA(Hons), has over 25 years industry experience in the creative industries and business development with 20 years experience in management, business development and project planning (seven years as managing director of her own business KMR Media Communications).
Since graduating from the Falmouth School of Art, in 1997, Keryn has worked as a Designer for Robin Johnson Design, London, Senior Multimedia Designer for Design.Net, London and Creative Director for Timothy Guy Design, Cornwall. Keryn has been responsible for the management of large design teams, blue chip clients and budgets in excess of £750,000.
Clients over the years have included:
In 2001 Keryn founded KMR Media Communication, an award winning design company with local, national and international clients based in Cornwall. Keryn designed the brand identity and online communications for the Caribbean Tourist Organisation’s having successfully delivered a pitch in Miami. The project was worth in excess of £250,000. During her time on this project Keryn worked with her design team, researchers, photographers, writers, illustrators and programmers to deliver a successful outcome for a global audience. The new brand identity and online communications were launched at the International Tourist Organisations Annual Meeting in Barbados 18 months later.
KMR Media Communications employed students from the BA(Hons) Graphic Design course at Falmouth University and commissioned multiple BA(Hons) Illustration students also from Falmouth for numerous projects. In 2008 Keryn sold KMR Media Communications enabling her to focus her time here at Falmouth University specialising in visual language, design, professional practice and digital technologies. Having formerly worked as Head of Level 3 on the BA(Hons) Illustration course for many years, Keryn was delighted to be offered the role as Head of Illustration in 2018 and is currently responsible for the BA(Hons) Illustration, MA Online and MA Authorial Practice courses.
Over the past 20 years Keryn has commissioned illustrators, programmers, copywriters, photographers and researchers on a national and international scale. Keryn has a long established and respected reputation within the creative industries of Cornwall and further afield. Keryn has been a mentor for Unlocking Cornish Potential and is the founder of ‘The Agency Falmouth’, the BA(Hons) Illustration agency and remains a practicing freelance Graphic Designer and Consultant.
Keryn is the founder, designer and project manager of Wunderkammer, Falmouth Illustration’s promotional magazine (both in print & online). Content includes; student work, alumni articles, interviews with industry, alumni published books, awards, top tips, news, notable commissions, ‘Connect’ forum and staff profiles. Wunderkammer was produced annually between 2015 and 2020 in print format and was first launched online in 2021. Wunderkammer is circulated to art directors, agencies and design companies internationally.
Keryn is also the founder of silversandsjewellery.com, a business driven by her passion for creating fine silver jewellery.
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