Course Director, BA (Hons) Graphic Communication
Upon graduating from Northumbria University Newcastle in BA (Hons) Advertising & Graphic Design Christopher was employed as an Art Director for several London agencies; Lowe Howard-Spink / Horseman Cooke, The Unknown Partnership & D4. He worked on accounts for Boots, M&S, James Capel, Financial Times, Britvic, JPS, Virgin, Mappin & Webb, Beggars Banquet and Phonogram, designing brand identities for City Beat, Global Village and XL Recordings.
After completing the MA Communication Design Programme at Manchester Metropolitan University, Christopher worked as a lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University before accepting a full-time post at The University of Salford. He wrote the BA (Hons) Advertising programme prior to accepting Programme Leadership. The programme received consistent successes at YCN, Roses, DADI, Creative Pioneers and D&AD - winning Yellow Pencils across a range of categories from 2006 - 2013 including: Viral, Integrated, Online and Open Advertising, Applied Graphic Design, Illustration, Photography and Copywriting. His current research projects involve the analysis of effective creative content within outdoor advertising. He is a member of D&AD and has completed several External Examiner roles.
His work has been exhibited at The Golden Gallery: Soho Square, The Righton Gallery: MMU, Dry Bar: Manchester, Fusion - Visionfest: LJMU and has been featured in Computer Arts Magazine and The Guardian.
Following student nominations he won two categories at the Solent Teaching and Recognition Awards (STAR) for 'outstanding contribution to teaching' and 'the provision of support for students'. In 2018 Christopher accepted the post of Course Director for BA (Hons) Graphic Communication at Birmingham City University.