Malcolm is creative director of the design group Images&Co. He studied graphic design at Manchester Polytechnic in the late 70s and he now has a specialist interest in information, interaction and interface design.
His career is rooted in Manchester music and culture from his record sleeves for Buzzcocks and Magazine to the identity of Manchester’s home of digital content The Sharp Project. He is an Ambassador for Manchester School of Art, and with John Owens and Fiona McGarva is a co-founder of Design Manchester.
He is a member of the Sir Misha Black Awards Committee. In 2000 he became the first interaction designer appointed as an RSA Royal Designer and was elected Mast of the Faculty from 2013–15. Last year he was one of the first ten designers inducted into the Design Week Hall of Fame, and this year was named one 50 Creative Leaders by Creative Review.