Subjects I teach
Graphic & Media Design/Visual Communications
General Art & Design Skills – Drawing, Composition, Colour, 3d
Dissertation/Essay Writing and Research in Art & Design
Dyslexia/Dyspraxia Support – Extra assistance with organisation and discussing project ideas
I have been a lecturer from 2007-2017 building portfolios on the Foundation Diploma in Art & Design course at De Montfort University, Leicester and preparing students for study at higher education level. Alongside teaching the general art and design principles of colour, composition and 3d, I have specialised in Visual Communications covering Graphic Design, Illustration, Photography, & Video, and, have written and delivered project briefs, and successfully sent students to study at excellent art & design institutions such as Central Saint Martins and London College of Communication, UAL. Students with degree qualifications, have also requested me to assist them with portfolio preparation and written statements for MA courses and industry practice.
Simultaneously, I have been a study skills tutor since 2010 in assisting with writing effective UCAS personal statements and dissertation/essays, and am empathetic to the requirements of international students and dyslexic pupils with written work and organisational skills.
In my professional practice, I am at the forefront of design and visual media as an Art Director and have worked on a variety of projects including front end mobile app development, web design, curating for exhibitions, artist management and marketing, and am broadly networked with visual communicators in industry and course directors within educational institutions including Central Saint Martins, London College of Communication, and Royal College of Art.
MA Communication Art & Design, Royal College of Art, London, 2007
BA Graphic & Media Design (2:1), London College of Communication, University of Arts, London, 2004
My Approach to Private Tuition
I aim to discuss your goals with you, whether you are already on your degree or preparing a portfolio for higher education, and need assistance with brainstorming, research, writing or media development. In this way, I am able to tailor your requirements within your chosen creative practice, considering ideas for progression and setting realistic targets within a structured time frame to achieve quality visual/written outcomes.
At the same time, I strive to imbibe core skills as a creative by challenging concepts and encouraging critical evaluation through experimentation and exploration in order to improve confidence and excel boundaries.
I love interior design and have a fascination with hotel interiors. It amazes me how simple spaces can be amazingly transformed and transport you into another world!