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Dr Jeanne-Louise Moys

  • Programme Director for the MA Creative Enterprise
  • Pathway Lead for the MA Communication Design: Information Design Pathway

Areas of interest

Jeanne-Louise teaches design practice, theory, and research skills across a range of genres and platforms. Her professional and research interests lie in user-focused design and publishing across both digital and traditional media. Her research investigates how changing typographic presentation can shape people's impressions of information, and how people decide to engage with information across a range of everyday genres and platforms. She is also particularly interested in inclusive design and design pedagogy.

Research centres and groups

Jeanne-Louise is involved in the research activities of the Centre for Information Design Research (CIDR) and is a member of the European E-Read COST action research network. She is also the Project Chair of the University's Breaking Down Barriers inclusive design project.


Jeanne-Louise has worked as a senior designer and in editorial roles across corporate communications, educational and trade publishing, magazine and newspaper publishing, and other design sectors in both South Africa and the UK. She previously taught communication design at Rhodes University in South Africa and tutored on the graphic design and illustration programmes for the Interactive Design Institute.

Academic qualifications

Jeanne-Louise was awarded a University Teaching Fellow in 2018 and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She holds a Bachelor of Journalism (specialising in Communication Design) and a Master of Arts from Rhodes University. Her master's research explored the articulation of visual identity in the post-apartheid South African design industry. Her PhD from the University of Reading, "Typographic meaning: readers' impressions of patterns of typographic differentiation", was jointly funded by the University of Reading and the Centre for Information Design/Simplification Centre.

Professional bodies/affiliations

Beyond the University, Jeanne-Louise also serves on the committee of the Information Design Association (IDA).