Katherine Gillieson Katherine Gillieson is a designer, writer and researcher who has joined Emily Carr after 11 years in the UK, where she was a Lecturer in the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication at the University of Reading. She is particularly interested in cross-disciplinary practice and research in information, book and interface design. Her current research focuses on information design for environmental issues, and examines how design can contribute to teaching about complex and fuzzy messes. One of Katherine's ongoing projects is the design of the New Metaphysics book series by Open Humanities Press. She is active as a design writer and is a committee member of the Information Design Association.