I am the programme leader for MA Design and also teach on the BA (Hons) Graphic Design programme. My research interests include calligraphy, typography, visual communication and cross-cultural discourses.
I am the design editor for two international calligraphy journals: the EDGE from the Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society (CLAS) and the Society of Scribes and Illuminators (SSI). My artwork is exhibited around the world and appears in numerous publications. I obtained my PhD ‘Calligraphy Across Boundaries’ in 2008 and was awarded in the same year, the Honorary Fellow of the Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society (HFCLAS) for my contribution to the advancement and development of calligraphy.
I am the Director of the International Research Centre for Calligraphy (IRCC) and I have curated numerous international calligraphy symposia, exhibitions and publications. I am also a designer and typographer and a full member of the Typographic Circles and Letter Exchange.
Ling, Manny (2012) ‘Calligraphy Across Boundaries’. In: International Calligraphy Conference, 15 - 22 Jun 2012, University of Kankannpaa in Finland.
Ling, Manny and Clayton, Ewan (2011) "Working with the Text" Writing 2011 International Calligraphy Symposium. In: Writing Symposium 2011, 24th-30th July, University of Sunderland. (Submitted)
Collier, Mike and Ling, Manny (2014) Wordsworth & Basho—Walking Poets. Art Editions North, England, UK. ISBN 978-1-906832-20-9
Ling, Manny (2008) Calligraphy Across Boundaries. Post-Doctoral thesis, The university of Sunderland.
Ling, Manny (2018) Crossing Boundaries, The Calligraphic Work of Manny Ling. [Show/Exhibition]
Ling, Manny (2014) 'My Word' International Calligraphy Exhibition, Askøy, Norway, February 2014. [Show/Exhibition]
Collier, Mike, Clayton, Ewan, Cockburn, Ken, cowton, Jeff, Flint-Sato, Christine, Kunial, Zaffar, Kono, Eiichi, Ling, Manny, Mchugh, Chris, Monta, Nobuya, Panneels, Inge, Richardson, Andrew, Sakamoto, Nao, Skelton, Richard, Richardson, Autumn, Tani, Ayako, Thompson, Brian and Mckay, Carol (2014) Wordsworth and Basho: Walking Poets. [Show/Exhibition]
Ling, Manny (2013) “Inscapes of Beauty” (from ‘Their Colours and their Forms’ exhibition). [Show/Exhibition]
Ling, Manny (2013) Letters after Lindisfarne. [Show/Exhibition]
Ling, Manny (2011) “Pyrographic calligraphy”. [Show/Exhibition]
Ling, Manny (2008) ‘SCIENCE’ (Design4Science exhibition). [Show/Exhibition]
Ling, Manny and Clayton, Ewan (2009) "Lines of Continuity" Writing 2009 International Calligraphy Symposium. The University of Sunderland, The University of Sunderland. (Unpublished)