The BA Graphic Design course tutors place great emphasis on supporting students to be original and creative thinkers.
Martin has been involved in graphic design education for over 18 years. He is a passionate designer and design educator, believing that what matters above all else is a great idea executed appropriately and brilliantly. Martin has run his own graphic design practice for nearly 20 years focusing on branding, identity and print, with clients ranging from large, well known corporate organisations to small, independent businesses. Read Martin’s staff profile.
Lucy has a wealth of industry experience. Previously she worked as a senior graphic designer for the international design consultancy, Minale Tattersfield & Partners, London, working on major accounts including Tesco and NatWest. She currently leads and directs industry briefs through the ideasfactoryNUA. At NUA she is constantly increasing and building on links with the design industry, ensuring the currency of teaching methods and projects, as well as the employability of students. Read Lucy’s staff profile.
Rob Hillier is a practicing designer and design educator with over thirty years experience. During that time he has won many design awards, particularly within the field information book design. He has been teaching at NUA since 2000 across a range of levels. His current roles include Year One BA Graphic Design Tutor, MA Communication Design Unit Leader and Director of Studies for a PhD Research Degree student. Read Dr Hillier’s staff profile.
Dr Maffei teaches Contextual Studies, Business and Professional Skills and Studio Practice to Years 1, 2, and 3 BA (Hons) Graphics students. Read Dr Maffei’s staff profile.
Glen Robinson is a senior lecturer. His main responsibilities include the coordination and teaching of the BA Design for Publishing programme. Glen’s approach to graphic design is led by a passion for typography, drawing and photography, with a focus upon experimentation, interdisciplinary approaches and collaboration between art and design subjects.Read Glen’s staff profile
As a design writer and author, Nigel has contributed to several publications exploring Language, Packaging and Brand identity including ‘Basics Graphic Design Series: Approach and Language’ and ‘Found, Shared – The magazine photo work,’ published by AVA. As a designer, he continues to provide design/creative services for a range of clients in the UK, Japan and abroad including The Black Dog, Ale House, UK and Hanna Fu and Blue- Field, independent textile and knitwear design labels in Japan. Read Nigel’s staff profile.
Gill has recently joined NUA as a full time lecturer in Graphics, having previously taught on the course for a number of years as an HPL. Alongside teaching, Gill has had a long career in graphic design, working on projects for branding, identity, packaging, publishing, advertising, illustration and ideas generation. Gill has been formative in the development of the Year 0 Graphic Design course, and is a key practitioner for Year 1. Read Gill’s staff profile.
Amy started her teaching career in a part time role at The University of Northampton following an MA in which she focussed on Design and Higher Education. She joined NUA as a full-time member of the Graphics team in January 2016. Her main responsibilities are coordinating the Year Zero graphics pathway and acting as a core member of the Year One Graphics team. Read Amy’s staff profile.
Vicki is an associate lecturer in BA Graphics and since 2002 has been co-ordinator of the second and third year Design for Publishing pathway. She ensures the academic and professional relevance of the curriculum with an emphasis on current and future publishing industry practice. This is enhanced through her keen interest and expertise in her consultancy work with NUA’s ideasfactoryNUA. Vicki’s aim is to continue to develop and expand the student experience by maintaining submissions to national and international competitions and live industry commissions across digital and print platforms. Read Vicki’s staff profile.
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