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Colin Smith - Principal Lecturer in Jewellery

Colin Smith

Principal Lecturer in Jewellery

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Studied jewellery and graphics at Grays School of Art, Aberdeen and jewellery at the Royal College of Art. Set up private practice in a workshop in Clerkenwell after college undertaking various design commissions. Freelance designer with Carrera Optic (formerly Optyl Brillenmode) from 1983-97 solely responsible for the Dunhill range of ophthalmic and sunglass eyewear. Freelance graphic designer 1997 -2003 working primarily for trade magazines and publications.

Started teaching at Middlesex in 1986 on the jewellery programme. Since then I have been Head of the Integrated Computer Unit in Product Design, Programme Leader in Jewellery, Curriculum Leader of Applied Design, Academic Chair of Applied Design, Link Tutor for various partners and more recently the Head of Collaborative Development for the School of Arts whilst still maintaining an active teaching commitment throughout teaching the fundamental skills of jewellery making to first year students and working with second and final years students on digital manipulation and presentation.

Currently researching and testing a design formula as an aid to the development and creation of a product.