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Brian Garman

Senior lecturer, Design, JMS4 co-ordinator
046 603 7127

BSc Hons (UKZN), MA (Rhodes)


Room 210 Africa Media Matrix

Upper Prince Alfred Street


Postal address

School of Journalism and Media Studies

Rhodes University

PO Box 94

Grahamstown 6140

Community engagement

Logo design: Makhanda circle of Unity food security cluster

Poster designs for Makana Revive and Multi-kulti in Makhanda! programme

Baby Box design for #Every Baby Counts early literacy programme of the Lebone Centre, Makhanda


JMS2: Semiotics

JMS4: Design

JMS4: Web Design

Postgraduate: Comics and the re-imaging of Africa  

Professional involvement

Member of the International Association for Media Communication Research Comics group

Research areas

Artisanal design


Graphic novels

Textual analysis and semiotics

Visual analysis

Journalism/media outputs

Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Investigative Journalism Training Manual design, 2006

National Arts Festival marketing materials, 2011-2019

Highway Africa Conference programme design, 2012-2018

Cape Town Fringe marketing materials, 2014-2017

Sharjah Fringe programme design 2019

Newspaper design

Cue newspaper design and production, 1997-2018

Scicue newspaper design and production, 1997-2003, 2007-2011

Magazine design

Archimedes science magazine, 2001

Rhodos (Rhodes University’s alumni magazine), 2009-2012

Rhodes Journalism Review Issues 21-34, 2002-2014

Book design

Doing Digital Media in Africa, 2009

Harnessing Africa’s Digital Future, 2010

Media Management in the New Age, 2013

Yum mo Cookbook layout and design 2014

A Directory of Community Media and Advertising Trends in Southern Africa, 2017

South African Biennale di Venezia Exhibition catalogue 2013 

Creative outputs

Design, Layout and Bookmaking for Selloane Mokuku's Painkiller 2019