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I initially trained and was employed as a medical illustrator (saw some sights, believe me) and needed something to settle the stomach but stir the soul. So, I migrated to Graphic Design and worked with various agencies across the UK as a Graphic Designer, in 2004 I emigrated to New Zealand with my family to lecture in Graphic Design, and to engage with other challenges and cultures.

On a personal pastime front (when I can find the time), I enjoy most things with an M it would seem, Magic, Motorbikes and Martial Arts.

OK so here’s the official bit…I have been awarded 6 international D&AD lecturer awards, for student projects and have an active research profile that includes exhibitions, book authorship, published papers/articles and publication design. I returned to the UK in August 2011 to continue the lecturing/research role at the School of Design here at Northumbria University, Newcastle. I am an external examiner and co-run the BINUS Fashion and Graphic Design Degree in Indonesia. I am currently studying for my PhD in the field of Branding and conflict.

Research interests

Graphic Design and its wider influences.

Branding strategies and axioms.

Branding and Advertising during the Second World War.

The films of Jaques Tati.

Post-war British visual history.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Art, MA

1 Sept 200231 Dec 2099

Award Date: 1 Sept 2002

External positions

Solent University

1 Sept 20131 Sept 2016


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