Adrian Shaughnessy is a self-taught graphic designer based in London. He spent 15 years as creative director of Intro, the design studio he co-founded in 1998. During his time at Intro, the studio won numerous awards including a D&AD Silver. It was an early adopter of digital technology, and a pioneer of motion graphics within graphic design.
In 2004, Shaughnessy left to pursue an interest in writing and to work as an independent design consultant. Today he runs ShaughnessyWorks, a consultancy combining design and editorial direction. He is also a co-founder and director of the publishing company Unit Editions.
He has written and art directed numerous books on design. His book »How to be a Graphic Designer Without Losing Your Soul« has sold over 80,000 copies and has been published in numerous foreign language editions. His three most recent books are »Graphic Design: A User’s Guide« and »Studio Culture: the Secret Life of the Graphic Design Studio« and »Supergraphics. Transforming Space: Graphic Design for Walls, Buildings & Spaces«.