Lecturer in Graphic Design
Claire is a lecturer on the BA Graphic Design Program at Middlesex on a 0.8 contract and has previously taught at The London College of Communication, Hertford Regional College and Kensington and Chelsea College. Claire’s main teaching interests are typography including historical and contemporary issues and visual communication in the form of experimentation with ideas, media and materials.
Outside of teaching Claire works as a graphic designer for a London based architectural practice. Claire has a personal interest in Letterpress, which she was able to investigate in detail whilst completing her MA. Claire’s research paper was titled: The Relationship between Letterpress and Digital Technology. This research involved investigating ways of bringing old typographic technologies into the classroom to help teach the rules and history of typography whilst using modern technologies.
During the academic year 2010 – 2011 Claire worked with Jonathan Barnbrook and a group of students on a research project based around the Troubles in Northern Ireland. Her role was to organise and make a record of the process that the students and designer went through. The aim is to have an exhibition of work.