Nicholas Jeeves

Faculty of Arts, Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
Cambridge School of Art
Areas of Expertise:
Graphic design and typography
Courses taught:

Nicholas is a graphic designer, writer and educator. Having spent fifteen years working with some of the UK’s most notable brands and organisations, he now teaches full-time at Cambridge School of Art, where he is pursuing his own research interests in imagined worlds in text and image. He is Course Leader for our MA Graphic Design degree.

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Nicholas graduated in 1994 with a degree in Graphic Arts and Illustration and has been a practicing graphic designer ever since. Previously he has taught at the University of Bedfordshire, the University of Northampton, Milan's Accademia di Comunicazione and Ankara's Baskent University, as well as helping to develop D&AD's Student Awards briefs and serving on its jury.

He continues to make graphic design in parallel with teaching commitments. In the past he's worked with Frank PR, Saatchi & Saatchi, The London Community Foundation, The Henry Moore Foundation, Hatfield House, Atelier Xavier Veilhan, The NUS, and the UK Film Council, and, most recently and extensively, The Public Domain Review, where he is associate editor.

Since 2010 his interests have turned towards works of the imagination. This led first to an MA in Applied Imagination at Central St. Martins in 2011, and was followed soon after by an appointment in Amman, Jordan, delivering a week-long series of lectures and workshops entitled ‘Imagined Worlds in Text and Image’.

More recently he has designed and led a collaborative project between students at Cambridge School of Art and Universidad Torcuato di Tella in Buenos Aires, giving new visual form to the creatures in Jorge Luis Borges’ Book of Imaginary Beings.

Recent projects include a book of sketch stories entitled At the Flea Market, and the Visions of Lucian series (all self-published via Mulita Small Editions); and Affinities, a crowd-funded visual poem and resource book from The Public Domain Review.

He is also an editor at Ruskin Arts Publications, with recent projects including Ways of Thinking and Auguries of Innocence: First Experiences with Letterpress.

Research interests
  • Imagined worlds in text and image
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education
  • MA Applied Imagination in the Creative Industries, Central Saint Martins
  • BA (Hons) Graphic Arts and Illustration, Anglia Polytechnic University
Memberships, editorial boards
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Selected recent publications

Jeeves, N., 2022. Philosophies for Sale (Cambridge: Mulita Small Editions). (Book; writer, designer, and publisher)

Thames & Hudson, 2022. Affinities: A Book of Images (London: Thames & Hudson). (Book; associate editor, designer)

Jeeves, N., 2020. The Fly / The Mole (Cambridge: Mulita Small Editions). (Book; designer)

Jeeves, N., 2020. XXX: The Erotic Letters of James Joyce, (Cambridge) Mulita Small Editions). (private distribution only) (Book; writer, designer, and publisher)

Jeeves, N., 2019. Remarks Addressed to an Illiterate Book-Fancier / In Spite of Your Art: A Word with Lucian (Cambridge: Mulita Small Editions). (Book; writer, designer, and publisher)

Jeeves, N., 2019. At the Flea Market (Cambridge: Mulita Small Editions). (Book; writer, designer, and publisher)

Jeeves, N., 2016. Lucian’s Dialogues of the Gods (Berlin: PDR Press). (Book; editor and designer)

The Public Domain Review, 2014-2020. The Public Domain Review: Selected Essays Volumes I–VII, (Berlin: PDR Press). (Books; variously contributing writer, associate editor, designer).

Chirps & Mews, 2014. Handmade Design (Chirps & Mews). (Contributing designer)

Sandu Cultural Media, 2013. Plant Graphics (Berkeley: Gingko). (Contributing designer)

Sandu Cultural Media, 2013. Sensory Design (Berkeley: Gingko). (Contributing designer)

Witham, S., 2010. Creating Great Graphic Design to a Budget (Brighton: Rotovision). (Contributing designer)

Viction:ary, 2009. Graphics Alive 2 (Berkeley: Gingko). (Contributing designer).

Gestalten, 2008. Los Logos 4 (Berlin: Gestalten). (Contributing designer)

Gestalten, 2008. Fully Booked (Berlin: Gestalten). (Contributing designer)

Gestalten, 2007. Kelvin (Berlin: Gestalten). (Contributing designer)

PageOne, 2007. Spark: Inspirational Graphic Design (Victoria: PageOne). (Contributing designer)

Dabner, D., Stewart, S., Vickress, A., 2006. Graphic Design School (London: Thames & Hudson). (Contributing designer)