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Professor Olwen Moseley BA FHEA FRSA

olwen-150px.jpgDean of Cardiff School of Art and Design
Professor of Design Industry Engagement (Personal Chair)
Teaching Fellow
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Specialist Subject Areas

Design, Design thinking, idea generation, professional practice, creative communities, Design Festivals.


BA (Hons) Graphic Design
Fellow HEA
Cardiff Metropolitan University Teaching Fellow


Professor Olwen Moseley graduated from the Central School of Art & Design, London in 1983. She gained valuable experience working in London for several years, before returning to South Wales to work in the community design and education sector. In 1989 she set up Moseley Webb Design with Richard Webb, now ‘See What You Mean’ which has an enviable reputation for strategic design for print and multimedia. She joined the School of Art & Design at Cardiff Metropolitan University (UWIC) in 1996 and is Dean of the School of Art & Design, previously being Subject leader of Graphic Communication and Director of Enterprise for the School, with responsibility for Industrial and Business Liaison and Knowledge Transfer.

In 2005 and 2009 she was named by ‘Design Week’ magazine as one of the ‘Hot Top 50′ most influential people in design in the UK for her role in establishing the Cardiff Design Festival.

She was the recipient of the Institute of Welsh Affairs, Inspire Wales Award 2010 for her role in the creative industries.

In 2012 Olwen was awarded a Cardiff Metropolitan University Teaching Fellowship, nominated by students. The award highlights the qualities particularly valued by students; linkage between theory and practice, student engagement and interactivity, respect, helping students look beyond their degree to employability, recognising the individuality of students, and concerns for student welfare and personal development planning.

She was awarded the title of Professorial (personal Chair) in 2015.

She is a keen road cyclist.