I am a Senior Lecturer at the University of Suffolk and Course Leader for its undergraduate Graphic Design programmes within the School of Engineering, Arts, Science and Technology, (EAST). Alongside my teaching roles, I am the interim Head of Arts, the Arts representative on the School of EAST’s Ethical Research Committee, and the University of Suffolk’s representative on the Ipswich Conservation and Design Panel
I am an occasional contributor to the blog of Eye Magazine, the revision author of the second edition of The Fundamentals of Graphic Design, (2019, Bloomsbury), and have self-published my own text and photographic projects in print and online, alongside other writing commissions.
My interest in graphic design grew out of the ‘do-it-yourself’ culture of the 1980s and ‘90s creating artwork for bands and protest groups while working as a print finisher and book-binder. After leaving the print trade to complete a degree in Graphic Design and Illustration, I set up my own freelance design practice dedicating my services to clients in the public, cultural and voluntary sectors. In 2003 I started my first teaching post, and joined the University of Suffolk’s graphic design team in 2007.