Anne Odling-Smee

Anne Odling-Smee

Co-Founder and Director of Design Science
Anne has a degree in Typography & Graphic Communication from the University of Reading. In 2001 she set up her first design practice, O-SB Design, working in the arts, culture and education for clients such as Tate, Royal Academy of Arts and The British Museum.


A decade later – in recognition of the lack of design being applied to science communities – Anne founded Design Science with three other partners, which she now runs alongside O-SB.


Anne is author of The New Handmade Graphics (RotoVision 2003), a book about graphic designers mixing analogue with digital processes or materials as a way of removing or reducing their dependence on the computer. She has written for Eye magazine, Phaidon, Cheltenham Science Festival, the Wellcome Trust, the British Science Association and the British Council.


Anne’s is Head of Design at UCL spin-out company, Spoonful of Sugar