Adrian Shaughnessy is a graphic designer and writer based in London. He runs ShaughnessyWorks, a consultancy combining design and editorial direction. Shaughnessy has written and art-directed numerous books on design including How to be a Graphic Designer Without Losing Your Soul. He is currently working on a follow-up entitled Graphic Design: A User’s Manual, to be published in 2009.

Shaughnessy is also editor of Varoom magazine, and writes regularly for Eye and Creative Review. He is a contributor to avant-garde music magazine The Wire and to Design Observer, a design blog.