Lynda Relph-Knight has been editor of the UK’s Design Week since 1989. The role encompasses editing the world’s first and only weekly design magazine and its daily website, as well as overseeing the Design WeekAwards and Benchmarks prize scheme for branding.
Before taking up this role, she was a freelance journalist specialising in the built environment and design. In that guise, she was a consultant to both Design Week and Building magazine as well as editing Designing, the UK Design Council’s termly magazine for secondary schools. Other regular freelance outlets included Design magazine, Designers Journal, Interior Design, Building Design and New Scientist.
Previous full-time jobs include editor of The Architect (a now-defunct monthly) and features editor on UK architectural weekly Building Design.
In 2001 Relph-Knight received an honorary MA from the Surrey Institute of Art and Design and became a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. She is also an honorary fellow of the Royal College of Art.