Hello, my name is Nigel Ball, welcome to Field Readings. I am a Senior Lecturer and undergraduate Graphic Design Course Leader at the University of Suffolk in Ipswich.

Field Readings exists as a place for me to publish my writing about graphic design and visual culture, as well as serving as a repository for some of my ongoing research. While it is mainly published with the intention to be of interest to graphic designers, design students, and academics; it also aims to be accessible to a wider audience with a general interest in visual communication.

Field Readings takes its name from Helen Armstrong’s Graphic Design Theory: Readings From The Field, (2009), published by Princeton Architectural Press.

All views expressed on this site are my own and do not represent the opinions of my employer, clients or collaborators.

All material, unless otherwise stated, © Nigel Ball