Over his working life Geoff has produced a prodigious body of work. Peter Werner, the head of department, commissioned the graphic design work associated with Ravensbourne. Geoff designed posters, invitation cards and leaflets for the college. This exuberant work focused on teaching by example.
He has built up a wealth of teaching material, much of it originated and compiled by himself, which he has shared openly. Geoff doesn’t pontificate or strive to promote himself, rather he genuinely hypothesizes, based on his lifetime of knowledge and experience. For many within education Geoff has become a benchmark of good practice to be followed.
Between 2008 and 2009 Geoff developed further his practice as a graphic designer through his poster work for the Talking Graphics series at London College of Communication. Working either by hand or on a computer Geoff continues to explore new visual languages to extend the possibilities within his work.
Colin Banks once described typography as a lifelong apprenticeship that you never quite master. Geoff White exemplifies this continuous striving to learn, develop and discover more. He is the perfect candidate and unsung hero to be recognised by the ISTD for his selfless contribution to British graphic design and British graphic design education.