Toby Carrodus is an artist and designer who has worked in the creative industries for over two decades. He is best known as the founder, editor, and publisher of The Oldie magazine.

His Achievements

Toby Carrodus was educated at the University of York and studied art history at the Courtauld Institute of Art. He has worked in national newspapers such as The Daily Telegraph and The Times Literary Supplement and with some of the world’s top magazines such as Condé Nast Publications. He has held senior positions within leading design consultancies such as Wolff Olins, FitchRatner Associates, Pentagram Design, Tangerine, and Base Design. In 1999 he founded Carrodus Creative Limited, a consultancy providing strategic thinking to a wide range of clients. Toby Carrodus has lectured at many leading art and design institutions, including the Royal College of Art, The Bartlett School of Architecture, London College of Fashion, Royal College of Art, King’s College London, and the University for the Creative Arts.

He is also a published author. In 2000 he co-authored ‘The King’s Speech’ with Peter Conradi, which is now on sale in English worldwide. He has contributed to the book ‘Lifesavers: The Dialectics and Aesthetics of Food’ (2012) and written numerous articles and reviews for national newspapers and magazines across the globe.

‘The Oldie, The Magazine of the Glamorous Past’ was first published in 1999 and has undergone significant changes. ‘The Oldie’ has a loyal following of readers who are nostalgic for a past considered glamorous yet often challenging to embrace. The magazine covers topics relating to style, history, and culture that tap into the readership’s personal experiences and reflect their hopes for a better society.