Janet Vaughan

Janet Vaughan is a designer and the Co-Artistic Director of Talking Birds, a company with a reputation for making gently provocative projects which explore, and seek to illuminate, the profound and complex relationships between people and place, using humour, music and visual flair. Talking Birds is known for its creative use of empty spaces for championing accessibility, particularly through the development of its in-pocket captioning system, The Difference Engine.
Previously, Janet was Resident Designer at the Belgrade Theatre in Education Company, and independently designed for devised theatre and new writing for Theatre Absolute, C&T, Belgrade Theatre and Birmingham Rep. She was an Artist-in-Residence for the National Trust, has worked on arts venue capital projects, and designed a flexible pop-up shop kit for the ground-breaking Retail Ready People programme supported by vInspired and Retail Trust. Janet’s theatre designs formed part of the UK entry to the Prague Quadrennial World Scenography Exhibitions in 1999 and 2015.