About

Kassia St Clair is a design journalist and author based in London. She graduated from Bristol University in 2007 and went on to do a master’s degree at Oxford. There she wrote her dissertation on women’s masquerade costumes during the eighteenth century and graduated with a distinction.

She has since written about design and culture for publications including The Economist, House & Garden, Quartz and the New Statesman. She has been Elle Decoration‘s colour columnist since 2013, is a former assistant books & arts editor for The Economist, and has contributed to BBC Radio 4′s Saturday Live, RTE’s History Show, Monocle 24′s Section D and BBC Radio 5 Live. You can see a selection of her published work under the journalism tab; details of upcoming talks are under the events tab.

Her first book, ‘The Secret Lives of Colour’, was published in the UK by John Murray in October 2016; it will be published in America in the fall of 2017 and is being translated into six other languages. To find out more, visit the books tab. She is currently working on her second book while co-hosting Always Take Notes, a podcast about writers and writing and giving talks about colour at venues including Tate Liverpool, Christie’s and Soho House. 

For commissions or other queries please email her.