Barrie Tullett (Programme Leader)

Barrie works alongside Philippa Wood as part of The Caseroom Press, an award winning independent collective who make and publish Artists’ Books. His own work explores the nature of collaboration in Graphic Design as well as his interests in concrete poetry, phase music, ‘dead technologies’ and book arts.

He studied at St. Martins School of Art and Chelsea College of Art and has since worked in London, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Lincoln. Alongside his role here as a Senior Lecturer, he continues to work as a freelance graphic designer and typographic consultant. He recently wrote the book ‘Typewriter Art; A modern Anthology’ (Laurence King, 2014).


Barrie’s work is held in various permanent collections, including The Science Museum, The Tate Library and the National Museums and Galleries of Scotland. He has given talks about both that of The Caseroom Press and his own practice across the country.


Philippa Wood (Programme Leader)

Philippa produces work as part of a small collective called The Caseroom Press. Her work explores a range of interests, with an emphasis on domesticity, and what could be considered the minutiae of life – the seemingly insignificant aspects of our living and working environments and the importance we place on them; to projects that explore how applying mandatory rules and systems impact on the content and form of the book and whether this means the artist relinquishes creative control.

Having originally qualified as a graphic designer her current creative practice embraces her interest in typography and the utilisation of traditional print processes such as letterpress.


Philippa’s artists’ books are held within various permanent collections including The Klingspor-Museum Offenbach archive, Germany; Boise State University, Idaho, USA; Winchester School of Art and Design and Bristol Bower Ashton Library, UWE, UK.


Ian Waites

Ian studied History of Art and Design at Leicester Polytechnic, and has taught at the School of Art and Design in Lincoln since 1995. For several years he was programme leader of an honours degree course in History of Art and Design and is now module leader for the BA (Hons) Graphic Design Contextualising Visual Practice modules, which aim to inform students on the history and cultural contexts of twentieth and twenty-first century Graphic Design.

His research interests centre on landscape, sense of place and memory.

Ian is the author of a book on the artistic representation of common land, which was published in 2012. During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, common land was persistently viewed by the upper classes as being outmoded and unsightly. Despite this, many British landscape painters of the time — including Constable, Gainsborough and Turner — resolutely continued to depict this type of landscape. This book is the first full study of how and why they did this.


The theme of discredited environments similarly emerges in his current research on the history and meaning of a 1960s English council estate where he grew up. Above is a photograph of his house that was taken sometime in 1975. Ian’s research on this council estate is deliberately multi-faceted, in that it examines the original design and planning of the estate in relation to the more phenomenological concerns of spatiality, sense of place and everyday life. The research is particularly defined by his childhood and teenage memories of the estate during the 1960s and 70s, in an attempt to regain a sense of what it ‘felt like’ to live there. Ian keeps a blog, Instances of a changed society that chronicles his research and thinking on the post-WW2 council estate, which you can read here:
As well as this personal attempt to travel in time and space, his other interests include trying to understand life in the equatorial time vortex of Christopher Priest’s novel The Dream Archipelago (2009), listening to my favourite album, Brian Eno’s Another Green World (1975) and dancing to Northern Soul. And he prides himself on knowing what S.P.E.C.T.R.E. – James Bond 007’s adversary – actually stands for.


Brian Voce

Brian Voce is a practicing artist and educator. He has worked in a range of media (both two and three dimensionally). Viewed retrospectively his work has consistently explored the themes of transience, time and the human interaction with the environment. As a teacher he has extensive pedagogical experience, having been involved in the delivery of a wide range of Art and Design Programmes. He has worked in the fields of Community Arts, Adult Education, Offender Learning, Special Needs, Advanced, National Diploma, Foundation and Undergraduate study.


His current practice uses traditional media (print, paint) in combination with digital techniques to explore and reflect upon issues of genetic modification. Through the use of repetition overlay and recombination of simple forms he creates complex and unpredictable outcomes, chance alignments and compositions, to create new ‘chimeras’ with hitherto unforeseen outcomes.



Jeremy Goffin

Jeremy has evolved his graphic design practice alongside technological advancement, new platforms of delivery and user centered design communication. This creative path has now led him towards the digital native elements of graphic design. However both personal and research projects utilise the mix media cut and paste work ethic.

Recent projects include the co-coordinator of the LightWorks festival of Contemporary Electronic Graphic Design, in which has progressed over the past 3 years into multi centre collaborations. The LightWorks festival has won research awards from the University of Hull and the Grimsby Institute University Centre for the promotion and encouragement of contemporary visual art and culture within a wider audience.


Out of the educational world, Jeremy works within the extreme sports industry mainly in the board riding and music genres. Campaigns, exhibitions, publications, short films and broadcast motion graphics include O’Neill, Carhartt, Surfers Against Sewage, Carve, Lodown, SNPR and The Doggerland Chronicles to name just a few.


Sinclair Ashman

Sinclair leads Reverse Design and has taught on the course since 2009. He is a designer with vast experience of brand communications and identity creation for international and domestic clients. He studied at the University of the Arts, London, where there was a distinct bias towards ideas creation and typography in his design training. His design agency career spanned over 20 years in a variety of roles as a designer and in design team management; as a senior designer, design director and creative director, in some of London’s finest communications agencies.

He has created award-winning literature for London Business School and Severn Trent as well as identities for clients across the financial services, business services, charity and travel sectors. Sinclair has also designed websites and online marketing for Shell, Tomorrow’s Company, Bentley and the Man Booker Prize.

Sinclair’s other interests include abstract landscape photography and, in the last two years, printmaking using the collagraph technique. He has exhibited photography in galleries in London, Suffolk and East Sussex and has a exhibition of printmaking planned for 2016.


Jo Mansfield

Jo was a 2008 graphic design graduate from the University of Lincoln. After graduating, she began working in London gaining expertise within the fields of beauty, fashion and retail and has had exposure to a wide variety of projects. Her clients have included Jigsaw, Schwarzkopf, The Rug Company, Texas, BBC, UAL, Royal Salute, Neal’s Yard Remedies and most extensively, Paul Smith.

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Jo has a keen interest in photography and through her roles in art direction, she continues to improve her knowledge and develop this further within her work. Having always worked in multidisciplinary studios the best, or possibly worst, description of Jo’s portfolio to date is ‘random’.



John Dowling

John has worked for some of the UK’s most respected design companies, beginning his career at the innovative London studio Area, where he worked on projects for De Beers, Paul & Joe Boutique, SCP, Modern Art Oxford, Anton Corbijn and the V&A. In 1998, he joined internationally acclaimed agency Pentagram, working on accounts for clients such as Amanda Wakeley, King’s College London, British Friends of the Art Museums of Israel (BFAMI), Pantone and Hewlett Packard. Following a brief spell at Sea Design, John joined Frost Design in 2001, where he managed accounts for clients including Nike, Phaidon Press, Swiss Re, Serpentine Gallery and the first London Design Festival.

In 2003, he established Dowling Design & Art Direction, moving the studio from London to Newark the following year. In 2010, he joined Rob Duncan to form Dowling Duncan, a multidisciplinary design studio with offices in San Francisco and New York. In 2013, Dowling Duncan merged with Mucho in Barcelona. John is the owner and creative director of Mucho’s Newark office.

Widely published, John’s work has garnered awards from the Art Directors Club of New York, Design Week, the Cream Awards, the Tokyo Type Directors Club and D&AD, who awarded him a coveted Yellow Pencil. A part-time lecturer at the University of Lincoln, John has sat on judging panels for, amongst others, D&AD’s professional and student award schemes.




Rowan Gatfield

Rowan Gatfield is a Senior Lecturer, teaching on BA (Hons) Graphic Design Course, in the School of Architecture and Design, College of Arts. Rowan has 25 years experience within the print, publication, design and advertising industry, having served as a Junior Art Director at Matthews and Charter/ Olgilvy and Mather, and then as a partner at Gatfield and De Freitas/ Polyhedron Advertising. Later he became Co-Creative Director of Citigate Advertising, a member of the Incepta Group, working on accounts such as the Third World AIDS Conference, the International Convention Centre; Metrorail, Sanitas, Mooi River Textiles and Technikon Natal.
Rowan studied Graphic Design at Technikon Natal, and then later completed a BTech (Hons) in Graphic Design at the same institution – renamed Durban Institute of Technology and then completed a Masters in Graphic Design also at the same institution, renamed Durban University of Technology.

During his studies he was awarded the Marcus Starfield Award (Top Diploma graduate in Graphic Design), the CREDO Award (Top Graphic Design graduate in KwaZulu Natal) and the Emma Smith Overseas Scholarship (Top graduate in the Faculty of Arts and Design). Rowan has
Rowan completed a PhD in Visual Anthropology, at the School of Social Sciences, at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Until mid 2015 he served as the Programme Leader of the BTech Honours Graphic Design degree course, within the Department of Visual Communication Design at the Durban University of Technology.

Rowan is the co-founder of Workspace, Work Integrated Learning Design Studio established in 1999, as part of an internationally partnered research project with the University of East London, England, which served as the official advertising agency of the DUT in 2011 and in 2012 resulting in the student-staffed studio winning six MACE Awards for the rebranding and strategic marketing of the Durban University of Technology, while competing against top University’s marketing campaigns within South Africa.

During this three year period Rowan successfully led projects such as the development of Build-A-Burger Restaurant, The Kasturba Gandhi Exhibition entitled ‘Stalwarts of Peace’, the COPS 17 Satyagraha Exhibition, the South African Food and Nutrition Guide for the LOA of the United Nations; and directed the production of numerous Annual Reports, Magazines, Books, Websites, Radio, Television, Cinema, Outdoor, Point of Sale, and airport branding and advertising campaigns. Most notable of these campaigns was the rebranding, advertising and marketing of Durban University of Technology, for which Workspace won 24 MACE National Awards.
Rowan also founded the Durban Rickshaw Restoration Project and various craft and beadwork interventions in the KwaNyuswa Region of KwaZulu Natal. Rowan has academically published and has presented at various South African and international conferences.



Anne Chick

Professor Chick is considered an early key contributor to the research and practice of design for sustainability in the UK and internationally. In recognition she has been invited to speak around the world (see recent TD keynote lecture at Emily Carr University, Vancouver) [see Vimeo link below] at conferences and events organised by British Council China, Craft Council, Design Council, Design Museum, UNESCO and ICOGRADA. She has also advised design orientated organisations and businesses such as the British Standard Institute, Design Museum, Design Council and Remarkable Limited. She is also a reviewer for publishers Berkshire, Berg, Earthscan and MIT Press, and an Associate Editor on the Design Journal and scholarly referee for the Design Studies journal.




Carol Breen

Carol worked as a 2D motion designer in post-production for television and advertising, going on to complete an MA in Communication Design at Central Saint Martins, London in 2012.


Her research project explored how dance film – a hybrid form of screen media – is not communicating to the general public; by critiquing existing literature and using her own practice-led research, she investigated the ambiguity of dance film’s identity, the conflicting definitions in circulation, and how design can be employed to make ‘specialist’ hybrid art forms (more) accessible to a wide audience.

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