Michael Wolff (graphic designer)

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Michael Wolff
Born1933 (age 88–89)
London, England
OccupationGraphic designer
Known forCo-founder, Wolff Olins

Michael Wolff (born 1933), is a British graphic designer and consultant on brands and corporate identity.

In 1965 he co-founded Wolff Olins,[1] with Wally Olins, a brand consultancy with clients that included Apple Records, Volkswagen and Audi. Wolff is patron of the Inclusive Design Challenge with the Helen Hamlyn Centre at the Royal College of Art (RCA),[2] a member of the Government sponsored Design and Technology Alliance against crime[3] and former chairman of the Legible London initiative with Transport for London,[4] a visiting professor at the University of the Arts in London and a senior fellow of the RCA.[5] He is a former president of both the D&AD (Design and Art Directors Association) and the Chartered Society of Designers.[6] He is also an RDI (a member of the RSA's Faculty of Royal Designers for Industry).[7]

He runs Michael Wolff & Company in London.


He studied architecture and started his career as a product designer and later became an interior designer before going into graphic design.


  1. ^ "Oral history - The British Library". Bl.uk. 2015-01-21. Retrieved 2016-01-23.
  2. ^ "Challenge 09 : The Helen Hamlyn Centre" (PDF). Rca.ac.uk. Retrieved 2016-01-23.
  3. ^ "About the Design & Technology Alliance | Design Out Crime Alliance". Designagainstcrime.wordpress.com. Retrieved 2016-01-23.
  4. ^ "XCD Interviews… Michael Wolff Part 1: Strategy made Visible « Center for Cross-Cultural Design". Centercrosscultural.org. Retrieved 2016-01-23.
  5. ^ "Senior Fellows | Royal College of Art". Rca.ac.uk. Archived from the original on 2016-02-18. Retrieved 2016-01-23.
  6. ^ "Michael Wolff - Branding the City President's Lecture | D&AD | D&AD". Dandad.org. 2009-11-04. Archived from the original on 2014-03-30. Retrieved 2016-01-23.
  7. ^ "TRSA announces Royal Designers for Industry 2011". Thersa.org. Retrieved 2016-01-23.