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Chris Bigg is a Senior Lecturer in Graphic Design, in the School of Art at the University of Brighton. Chris has research interests in visualising music and sound. Experimentation and collaboration are essential to his working process, in which he sees sound and visuals as inseparable, with one informing the other. Chris has extensive experience in all areas of creative art directing including; design, photography, typography and he has worked in all aspects of music packaging creating cover art, special editions, posters, press ads, merchandising, production and moving image, as well as book and exhibition design. Chris has worked extensively with the British independent record label 4AD, where, as Senior Designer, he worked producing iconic covers for bands such as the Pixies, Cocteau Twins, This Mortal Coil, The Breeders and Belly. Since, 2004, Chris has run his own studio. Recent projects include; Graphic Designer for David Sylvian's Samadhisound Record Label, including a 600-page publication Hypergraphia: writings of David Sylvian 1980-2014, (2015), Doctors, Dissection and Resurrection Men at the Museum of London (2013), Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballet Russe at the V&A, London (2011), as well as work for David Lynch, Scott Walker, Sinead O' Connor, Rough Trade Records, One Little Indian, Central St Martins, L'Oreal, among others. His work has also featured in numerous publications, such as; 100 Best Album Covers (1999), Letterwork: Creative Letterforms in Graphic Design (1995), A Century of Graphic Design (2001), Sketchbook: Conceptual Drawings from the World’s Most Influential Designers (2009), Design Genius: Ways and Workings of Creative Thinkers (2017).