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Malcolm Bonello
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Mr Malcolm Bonello B.Communications (Hons.) and a MA Graphic Design (Falmouth, UK)
Office: Faculty of Media & Knowledge Sciences, Room 304 


Malcolm Bonello is a creative practitioner and assistant lecturer at the Department of Digital Art. After completing a Bachelor of Communications with Honours, he embarked on a graphic design career focusing on visual identities and editorial design. He possesses a clear and informed creative voice developed especially while reading for a Masters in graphic design at University College Falmouth (UK) and through exhibitions held in Italy and the UK. Believing that strong ideas produce good design, Malcolm brings in diverse social, cultural and technological concepts in his practice and questions the boundaries of the discipline. An extensive academic background in critical and visual theory informs his artwork and his clients include international companies and non-governmental organisations. His professional practice is nourished by regular personal projects and academic growth.

Research Interests

  • Typography and mark-making
  • Cultural and contextual theory
  • Semiotics and qualitative research
  • Contemporary visual culture
  • Creative processes and idea generation
  • Editorial design in an electronic age
  • Graphic design as a tool for social change
  • Visual identities and branding
  • Interactive print practices 



A Man on Fire (Rome, Italy) - 2008 
Artistic direction of a photographic exhibition featuring milestones in the history of an international refugee organization.

Stand Behind the Yellow Line (Falmouth, UK) - 2010
Research, design and production of my MA Final Show exploring the construct of the straight line in design, language and society.

Malta Design Week (Valletta, Malta)  - 2011 
An exhibition of personal projects held in October 2011

Last Updated: 11 June 2013

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