Angus Hyland: “Record sleeves are the reason I ended up doing graphic design”

Written by: Aimée McLaughlin
Published on: 15 May 2017

As part of our Design Week at 30 series we speak to graphic designer Angus Hyland about his role as a partner at consultancy Pentagram, and how the industry has changed over the past three decades.

Brighton-born Angus Hyland began his career in design in the late 1970s, when he studied information design at the London College of Printing – now the London College of Communication – then later graphic art and design at the Royal College of Art.

He has been a partner at Pentagram for almost 20 years, joining the consultancy in 1998 after running his own studio in London’s Soho for ten years.

Hyland has worked with clients including Penguin Random House, Eurosport and Sage Gateshead, and for the past decade has been an external consultant and creative director for Cass Art and Laurence King Publishing.

We spoke to Hyland about how a love of vinyl helped start his career in design, and how the industry has evolved since he set up his own studio in the 1980s. The film shows the designer at Pentagram’s UK office in Notting Hill, West London.