Jeremy has been academic, author and activist in design for more than 40 years. He co-founded the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design in 1999.
Jeremy began his professional life as a journalist on various titles, including The Stage newspaper, before going on to edit Design(published by the Design Council), Creative Review, V&A Magazineand World Architecture. From 1986–89, he was founding editor of Design Week, the world's first weekly news magazine for designers and their clients.
In 1999, following a decade running his own research and editorial consultancy, he set up the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design with Roger Coleman – and he subsequently played a lead role at the RCA in establishing the InnovationRCA incubator for new business start-ups, the Design London joint venture with Imperial College London, the Helix Centre at St Mary’s Hospital London, Europe’s first design-led innovation centre inside a working hospital, and most recently, the new Design Age Institute at the RCA.
Jeremy Myerson was Director of the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design for 16 years until 2015, pioneering new practices in inclusive design in relation to population ageing. Today, he holds the Helen Hamlyn Chair of Design at the RCA and directs his own venture WORKTECH Academy, which provides a forum for academics and practitioners to share new ideas on the future of work and workplace. He is also a Visiting Professorial Fellow at the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, Oxford University.
Myerson is the author of 20 books on a wide range of subjects in art, design and architecture. He has curated many national design exhibitions including New Old: Designing for our Future Selves and Doing A Dyson at The Design Museum and Rewind: 40 years for Design and Advertising at the Victoria & Albert Museum. He holds degrees from the University of Hull and the Royal College of Art.