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Wayne Ford ( is group design director of Haymarket Business Media, part of the global Haymarket Media Group, where he oversees the creative direction of 40+ B2B magazines in London and Hong Kong. He is a former art director of the Observer (London) newspaper color magazine. Along with his numerous designs for magazines, he has also art directed books, annual reports, branding solutions and exhibition catalogs. His work has received international recognition and been included in a large number of books, exhibitions, annuals and periodicals, including the Society of Publication Designers, Type Directors Club, Print, Creative Review, D&AD (Design & Art Direction) and Art Directors Club. He is an avid collector of photography books and regularly attends photography festivals; in recent years he has visited events in Spain, France, Netherlands, Russia, Mali, Belgium, the United States and China to name but a few. He is a member of D&AD and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).

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