Teaching / Education
Before devoting myself full-time to self-employment, I had 16 years experience teaching at degree level in The Manchester College. My teaching mainly focussed on traditional Art & Design, Design Theory & Practice and the use of various industry-standard design packages, such as Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe After Effects. I also taught Stop-Frame Animation, using DragonFrame. Degree courses I have taught on inlude Animation, New Media Design, Graphic Design and Applied Arts.
I was also jointly responsible for the running of the Animation degree which, in addition to my teaching duties, included; creating course materials, writing validation documentation, asessing & marking work, preparing degree shows, processing applications and liaising with other educational institutions and bodies. I hold a PTLLS Certificate and also a Cert.Ed..
Since supposedly ‘retiring’ from teaching to devote my time to my freelance work, I have been employed on freelance temporary teaching contracts by University of Salford and Manchester Creative Studio.