Ian Anderson
Ian Anderson is a member of Experimenta and Experimentadesign's Design Director.
A self-taught, self-motivated creative agent, Ian Anderson studied Philosophy at the University of Sheffield in between forming a record label, DJ-ing and running mediazines. Following a period of diversified design practice, Ian founded The Designers Republic (TDR) on 14 July 1986 as a universal declaration of independence from mid-80s mediocre blandness. TDR has since established a reputation for cutting edge, idea-sparked, Brain Aided Design™ fuelled by their trademark triple-A: Attitude, Approach and Application. Searching out new challenges, TDR moved from the outsider comfort zone into the corporate arena, working as branding and strategic consultants in the regeneration of Sheffield, as well as developing global (re)branding for major corporations and institutional clients. In recent years, Ian has lectured worldwide to over 65,000 people. He has also been active as tutor, external examiner, juror and advisor in several design projects and academic programs. But he still designs and djs.