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Originally from the States, I arrived in Manchester, UK early one dark December morning in 1996 and have made the northwest of England my adopted home. I arrived as a pre-press operator and went on to study various qualifications at Manchester Metropolitan University: a degree in graphic design in 2003, a teaching qualification in 2004, and a Masters in visual culture in 2008. In 2017 I completed a practice-based PhD entitled The Artist's Book: Making as embodied knowledge of practice and the self. The thesis abstract is available here.
In September 2009 I joined the Art and Design Deparment at the University of Chester (Chester, UK) where I lectured in Graphic Design and Fashion Communication at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
In November 2018 I joined Manchester Metropolitan University (Manchester UK) as Programme Leader of BA(Hons) Fashion Promotion within the Manchester Fashion Institute. My teaching focuses on Editorial Design, Visual Communication strategies (print & interactive) and Fashion Cultures.
My CV is available on request. Please visit my academic networking page on Academia.edu for links to my visual and written research outputs.
From January 2021 my research interests have shifted towards the role the COVID19 mask has played in our sense of selves as individuals and our place(s) in society. I co-led a symposium on the subject entitled "FACE OFF: the provocation and possibilities of masks and headcoverings", please see the proceedings here.
My joy is collaboration: with students in the studio, with artists, designers, makers, creatives, and communicators. I hope you might consider collaborating with me on any project you may bring my way.
Detail of the artist's book Leaving (a work in progress), 2012