Ian Noble Tribute
  • Natalie Brett
  • I first met Ian when he arrived at LCP in 1997 to run the BA course. I would send him students from Chelsea’s foundation course that I knew he would be able to inspire and influence with his passion for graphic design. He would regularly give me updates on them and let me know how they were getting on. Despite the size of the course Ian knew all of his students and they knew him. They were in awe of this huge character that would live and breathe all things graphics but also knew how to get the best from his students by challenging their perceptions and approaches to design. Ian was also a great observer and consumer of popular culture which fed his inquisitive personality. One Twitter user reacted to Ian’s death by urging his friends to listen to the Clash “loudly and in inappropriate places” by way of tribute.

    Ian left LCC to take up a senior academic role at Kingston University two years ago. It was a huge loss to LCC at the time but the loss we feel now of losing a great colleague and friend is beyond measure. His influence and passion lives on through ex students, colleagues and friends.

    Natalie Brett, Pro Vice Chancellor and Head of College, London College of Communication