My approach to teaching is based on your needs and current abilities. I use playful exercises, dialogue and practical work to determine progress and to identify your needs. I can help you develop essential design and software skills and assist you with building a design portfolio of which you can be proud.
Working as a graphic designer and illustrator for many years, I am also a design educator who has over 20 years classroom experience in both further and higher education, specifically Graphic Design, Illustration and Fashion & Textiles. I can help you build a portfolio for college/university entry or simply help you develop your software skills. With regards to safeguarding, I can provide evidence of being a DBS checked educator.
2018 - 2022: Lancaster University: PhD in progress
2012: Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE)
2006: Middlesex University, London: MA Professional Practice
1997: University of Greenwich, London: Certificate of Education (cert.ed)
1992 - Carmarthenshire College of Technology & Art, Wales (Coleg Sir Gâr) Higher National Diploma in Design Crafts (Illustration)
2002 – Present (Part-time)
University Centre West Kent (University of Kent)
Programme Leader BA (Hons) & HND Graphic Design (0.65)
Leading the BA (Hons) top-up degree and teaching on the two year HND programmes. I also teach digital design to Fashion and Textiles students.
July 2015 to May 2016 (Part-time)
Online Design Tutor
Responsible for leading both the practical and contextual modules for Arden’s online BA (Hons) Graphic Design.
June 2014 to September 2018 (Part-time)
Interactive Design Institute (University of Hertfordshire)
Online Tutor (MA Communication Studies: Graphic Design & Illustration Pathways)
Delivering online modules to students from 48+ different countries, my role was to support and facilitate the students’ learning journey and assess work.
July 2011 to June 2014 (Part-time)
Interactive Design Institute, (University of Hertfordshire)
Programme Leader of the BA (Hons) Graphic Design & Illustration
As Programme Leader I had overall responsibility for the programme’s academic content. is included the authoring and the maintenance of the programme’s learning materials—both written and screencasted—as well as the creation of project briefs. I was also responsible for moderating the assessment conducted by the 13 tutors who support the course’s 300+ students across levels 4, 5 and 6.
October 2007 to September 2009 (Part-time)
Studio Art School, (University of Hertfordshire)
Instructional Designer and Online Tutor
As course author and instructional developer of the HE Diploma and the BA (Hons) Graphic Design & Illustration course I designed more than 300 instructional pieces for the UK’s first fully online HE graphic design course. I worked as an online tutor.
April 2002 - 2020
Freelance Graphic Designer
My own clients have included the following:
Pure Arts, Strarta Art Fair, The 1066 Art Academy, Remedy Creative, Cripps Harries Hall Solicitors, Castelli UK, Woods Restaurant, Reef Conservation International, Montrose Media, OWMM Design & Marketing, Bobbett Creative Communications, and Tick-Tock Media.
April 2000 - April 2002
Castelli (UK) Ltd, Dowding Way, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent.
January 1998 - April 2000
Toucan Advertising, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
September 1995 - July 1997 (Part-time whilst teaching training)
Hastings College of Arts & Technology, East Sussex
Lecturer of Design & Illustration
Drawing and illustration tutor for the BTEC Graphic Design Diploma and Foundation Studies programmes.
• Extensive experience of course/instructional design for further, higher and private education
• Digital expertise: Adobe CC: Photoshop; Illustrator; InDesign; Muse
• Ample experience of teaching a diversity of students with different needs
• Former graphic design professional with insight into a breadth of processes and contexts. (Design thinking, typography, communication theory, etc.)
• Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) • Member of the Design Research Society
September 2018, mandatory college training in the following:
• Equality & Diversity
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