Supported by a wealth of transferable creative and managerial experience and knowledge, through key positions held in both industry and education. With strong interpersonal skills to communicate, collaborate, contribute, and inspire, individuals and groups at all levels. Reliable, efficient, and skilled to work independently or as part of a creative team.

Over 35 years experience within the creative industry as a practicing graphic designer and consultant, working across both print and digital. With a solid understanding of Branding across multiple platforms.

A senior graphic design professor, teaching, training, and mentoring, in the capacity of Creative Director across a brief based curricular, specializing in Brand Experience, Editorial and Informational Design.


Leeds Metropolitan (BECKETT) University.

Leeds, W. Yorkshire, UK.
College of Art and Design. 1998
Master of Arts – Graphic Arts
(approved by LMU and Bradley University as terminal degree)


Huddersfield University.

Huddersfield, W. Yorkshire, UK.
College of Teaching and Education. 1996
Post Graduate Certificate in Education


Southport College of Art & Design.

Southport, Sefton,  UK. 1979 – 1983
B.A. Advertising Design


  • Mac OS (preferred) and PC platforms.
  • Adobe CC Suite (specifically InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • Microsoft (Word, Powerpoint)
  • Writing
  • Graphic Design
  • Brand Experience
  • Editorial Design
  • Thought Leadership
  • Inbound/Outbound (HubSpot Certified)
  • GoogleMeets and Zoom
  • Mural
  • Sakai and Canvas
  • Social Media/PR
  • WordPress
  • MailChimp
  • ConstantContact
  • Data Security (Certified)


  • Problem Solving
  • Creativity
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Strong Communicator
  • Proven Leadership Ability
  • Work Ethic and Integrity
  • Team Motivator and Collaborator
  • Title IX, Inclusivity and Diversity (Certified)


2024: Issuing Authority – Bradley University

Data Security: Malware

Data Security: Passwords

Data Security: Phishing

Data Security: Physical Security/Unintended Disclosures

Dept. of Child and Family Services/Mandated Reporter

Mosaic: Prevent Discrimination & Harassment: Supervisors

Mosaic: Prevent Sexual Violence Together

Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse

2021: Issuing authority HubSpot Academy

HubSpot Academy: Inbound Certified


2016 – Present

Bradley University, Department of Art and Design

Peoria, IL 61625, USA

Chairperson and Professor, Graphic Design (Tenured)

2004 – 2016

Bradley University, Department of Art and Design

Associate Professor, Graphic Design (Tenured)

2000 – 2004

Bradley University, Department of Art and Design

Assistant Professor, Graphic Design (Tenure Track)


Doncaster College, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, UK

Program Coordinator, Graphic Design (full time)


Doncaster College

Lecturer ii, Graphic Design (full time)

EXPERIENCE | Current Duties, Chair – Dept of Art & Design

Overseeing the departments 100 Major and 50+ Minor students, nine full time faculty, and 10 adjunct instructors.

Navigated through a complete and complex NASAD accreditation, as well as two budget cut cycles and the pandemic.

Representing the department to the college and university community, serving as a channel of communication on program, personnel, and budget matters.

Encouraging and fostering excellence in research, scholarship, creative production, teaching, and professional and university service across all faculty within the department, and maintaining a climate that promotes creativity and innovation and exemplary professional impact.

Coordinating the execution of the department’s educational programs with the faculty, scheduling courses and assigning instructors to these courses in consultation with program directors, the faculty, and the dean’s office.

Oversee the department’s seminar series, lectures, curating exhibitions, and other activities, in consultation with faculty.

Evaluating faculty annually. Maintaining and implementing processes for appointment, reappointment, promotion, and tenure of faculty. Supervising part-time faculty.

Leading the recruitment efforts for replacement or net growth of faculty. In collaboration with the HR department – responsible for making certain that the diversity goals of the department and college are met by assuring a diverse pool of highly qualified candidates.

Participating in advancement and alumni initiatives. Seeking and facilitating external giving and resource development for the department.

Overseeing safety, accessibility, and maintenance of facilities, including labs and their equipment, meeting rooms, galleries, studios, and seminar rooms

Serving as a central figure, available to address questions, concerns, and communications from students, faculty, staff, parents, guardians, and others with the expectation of a resolution of issues at the department level.

Consulting with Human Resources and Payroll as appropriate on faculty and staff matters and consultation regarding fair employment practices, including diversity and equity, Title XI and conflict resolution.


My standard teaching load has been 3/3, with the exception of a 2/3 for the duration of my time serving the Department of Art and Design as Chair.

Art 206 Methods and Process (In-Person and Online)

Exploration of the creative thought process, leading to innovative and original solutions to visual communication problems. Concepts are developed using a variety of media ranging from hand-rendering to digital production. Emphasis is placed on creative thinking and professional presentation through all stages.                       

Art 305 Editorial Design (In-Person and Online)

The creation, layout, and design of multi-page documents such as magazines, brochures, business-to-business direct mail, and catalogs, with emphasis on modular and scalable systems for both the printed and digital environment.

Art 306 Brand Experience (In-Person and Online)

Identifying and understanding specific target audiences and designing human centered brand experiences based on touch points, using traditional, social media and non-traditional environments. Including the design and implementation of visual identity systems, packaging, point of purchase, and promotional materials.

Art 316/416 Independent Study (In-Person and Online)

Independent study in studio arts. Repeatable for a total of 6 hours credit.

Art 405 Information Design (In-Person and Online)

Exploration of standard and experimental methods for conveying information with an understanding of data as a visual interpretation, including quantitative, qualitative, spatial analysis and application.

Art 300 Creative Strategy (Study Abroad/London, UK)

A unique opportunity to learn about the strategy behind creative design while at the same time experiencing one of the most exciting cities in the world – London Initial classroom sessions deliver the theory of strategy alongside numerous short, sharp creative exercises, with the syllabus culminating in a three-day team brief, set by a leading London based brand consultancy.

ART 496 – BFA Design Senior Project

Senior BFA students in graphic design, working closely with an instructor, select and execute a visual communication project; researching and defining the scope, documenting the process of problem-solving, and placing the project in an appropriate historical and theoretical context.

CFA 300 International Option Seminar/Global Scholars

Seminar topics of special interest relevant to enhancement of study abroad. My particular seminars focused on BBC radio comedy up until the 1970’s.


As a member of the Department of Art and Design Graduate Faculty, I typically teach the following courses, and serve on graduate student thesis committees, as requested:

Art 694 Visual Communication and Design Studio

Working with hypothetical environments and data, focuses on design development, problem-solving skills, visualization and invention. Concept, exploration emphasized while developing a personal creative vision and understanding of current graphic design practices and technology.

Art 696 Advanced Digital Design

Advanced work in applied software for web design, animation, rapid prototyping, interactive design and experience design.


1986 – 1989

Norman Walker Northwest

Blackburn, Lancashire, UK

Creative Director

I was invited to join this leading Manchester agency as their Senior Designer, promoted to Creative Director soon after. My position in the company involved the coordination and overseeing of a creative department of five, handling relevant administration, marketing, promotional strategies and collaborating with account buyers, clients, printers, repro-houses, photographers etc. Projects included working on a range of above and below the line, promotional, editorial, direct mail and exhibition work, also complete brand campaigns, t.v. as well as copywriting for radio commercials.

1984 – 1986

CGL Advertising & Design

Preston, Lancashire, UK

Junior Art Director

A boutique design house with several large accounts. My position as Junior Art Director involved total across the board design responsibilities from artwork production for press advertising to the development of promotional materials, corporate identities, storyboards, exhibition work etc. as well as liaise with various contacts, from printers and photographers to the clients themselves.

1983 – 1984

Pergamon Press

Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK


Work included design of book jackets, multi-page layouts, journals, leaflets and promotional mailer’s, as well as some exhibition display work. Designers at this prestigious international science and educational publishing company, based in the city of Oxford, were also trained to operate Apple Mac page composite systems. As a result of working at Pergamon Press I developed/honed an invaluable exposure to the craft and infinite nuances of typographic design.


2015: Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching. Slane College of Communications and Fine Arts. Bradley University

2009: Recipient of The Outstanding Advisor of the Year Award. Bradley University

2007: Nominated for ArtsPartner of the Year Award. Peoria IL

2004: Recipient of The Parents’ Association Certificate of Merit. Bradley University

2004: Recipient of The MHAIV Mental Health Educator of the Year Award. Peoria IL

2002: Recipient of The Caterpillar Inc. New Faculty Achievement Award for Teaching

2002: Recipient of The Department of Art and Design Chair’s Award. Bradley University

SCHOLARSHIP | Exhibitions

2019: Art and Design Faculty Group Exhibition. Hartmann Gallery, Bradley University

2015: Solo Graphic Design Exhibition. Hartmann Gallery, Bradley University

“The artwork is perfect… but can I see a sheep or two next to the kissing lovers” Theatre playbill artwork. A collaborative journey between the Theatre Director and the Graphic Designer

2015: Artist in Residence Alumni Invitational Group Exhibition. Prairie Center of the Arts, Peoria, IL

‘Hell without Fear is Like a Fairground’. Linocut relief print (24”x9”)

2014: Artist in Residence Alumni Invitational Group Exhibition. Prairie Center of the Arts, Peoria, IL

A series of four linocut relief prints depicting the four faces of the ‘Barfly’ (Wisdom, Humor, Knowledge and Denial). A visual narrative based loosely around the poem of the same name by J. B. LeBuert (16”x12”)

2012: ‘THE SATERÉ MAUWÉ’. Prairie Center of the Arts, Peoria, IL

Solo photographic exhibition of twentyfour visual narratives from trip to this remote tribe based along the Brazilian Amazon                                               

2009: Paged, Staged, and Engaged: Group Exhibition. Hartman Center Gallery, Bradley University, Peoria, IL

Four linocut/photoshop prints. Each 16”x12”. Group exhibition based around Illinois Poet Laureate, Kevin Stein’s poem ‘On Being a Nielsen Family’. Also included as part of Faculty art exhibition. Prairie Center of the Arts

2003:  ‘The Eight Faces of Cecil’: Solo Graphic Design Exhibition. Gallup, University of New Mexico. NM

A visual exploration into the life of a schizophrenic. Eight photoshop/monotype prints. (22”x48”)

1998: ‘Re-works’ Graduate Exhibition (Group Exhibition).

Beckett University, (formerly Leeds Metropolitan) University Gallery, Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK

SCHOLARSHIP | Publications/Books

2023: Book (in production)

“The artwork is perfect… but can I see a sheep or two next to the kissing lovers”

A reflective review of more than a decade of Theatre poster design, focusing on the collaborative journey between the Theatre Director and the Graphic Designer

2015: Magazine article. Peoria Life Digital magazine. http://www.peorialife.com

“A Completely Unbiased Insight Into Being a Life Long Soccer Fan”

2013: Magazine article. Peoria Life Digital magazine, http://www.peorialife.com

“Saturday Morning Football and a Full English at Peoria’s ‘Little England”

2012: Magazine illustration. Creative Quarterly magazine (NY). Issue 28, Professional Illustrator category

“Barfly Wisdom” (One from the series of four relief linocut prints)

2012: Book. THE SATERÉ MAUWÉ – A visual narrative

Blurb, http://www.blurb.com

Based on a sabbatical visit to the Brazilian Amazon, to accompany solo exhibition

2008: Book (co-author)

Graphic Design Portfolio Strategies. Prentice Hall/Pearson Education, http://New York

Graphic Design Portfolio Strategies serves as a sourcebook for graphic design students who are planning the design of their portfolio for applications to graduate schools, grants, scholarships, employment opportunities, and fellowships.  Strategies in design principles are illustrated with examples of successful portfolios from design students along with tips and insights from top professionals in the field

SCHOLARSHIP | Additional

2012: Sabbatical and Artist in Residence. Prairie Center of the Arts, Peoria IL

In 2012, as a result of successfully applying for both a sabbatical from Bradley University and artist in residence from the Prairie Centre of the Arts , I accompanied a group of people headed to South America. It was my intention to visually document through photography a journey along the Brazilian Amazon river, into a remote area of jungle approximately two days boat ride west of Manaus. The indigenous Satére Mauwé people based there had rarely seen outsiders, and permission was required by the chief of the village for us to even enter. The results of this trip were 500 photographs documenting a visual narrative of the people, of which 24 were selected to be displayed in an extremely well received solo exhibition later that year.  (http://art/bradley.edu/will).

Assorted guest speaker roles at Bradley University

2000 – Present:

Department of Interactive Media

Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

Department of Art and Design

Department of Theatre Arts                          

Department of English

Department of Communication (Advertising)

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Assorted guest speaker roles in the community

2000 – Present: 

Dream Center Peoria

Riverside Community Church

Illinois Community College

Mental Health Association of Illinois Valley

Prairie Centre of the Arts

Goodwill Industries

Peoria Ad Club

1999: Guest speaker. ‘Corporate Branding’. St. Theresa Inst. of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand


2000 – Present (past and current)


Program Prioritization Strategic Planning Committee

National Association of Schools of Art and Design Lead

North Central Accreditation Committee

CFA representative on the CATE IT Committee

Member of the University Senate

Chair of Senate Elections Committee

Center for Teaching Excellence and Learning (CTEL)

Student Expo Judge (Research/Creative Achievement)

Task Force – Post Baccalaureate Planning

University Way finding/Signage Task Force

CFA representative for Strategic Planning Task Force

AVP Communications & Marketing Search Committee


Dean’s Executive Committee Member

Awards & Recognition Committee

Technology Committee

Personnel Committee

Curriculum Committee

Faculty Advisor for student chapter of AIGA

Faculty Advisor for Students Green Electronics Committee

AAF Panel/Judge

Assorted Search Committees

Faculty Enrollment Fellow


Faculty Advisor (approx 40 undergraduate students)

Academic Majors and Minors Fair Representative

Graduate Faculty Committee

Faculty Search Committee

Department Tenure and Promotions Committee

Department representative/summer orientation

Assorted off campus Portfolio Visit Days

Illinois Women Artists Project Committee


Dream Center Peoria Marketing Committee

Consultant/Creative Director – Riverside Church

Board Member – Prairie Center of the Arts

Consultant – Mental Health Association

Consultant – Goodwill Industries

Consultant – University Illinois College of Medicine

Creative Director – Community Foundation of CI

Consultant – RFI/RetroTech (recycling organization)

Peoria Park District – Soccer Coach


2000 – Present (past and current)

Board Director of The Peoria Ad Club (U.S.A.)

Member of The International Society of Typographic Designers (London, UK)

iSTD Assessor role @ Kent State University

Member of American Institute of Graphic Arts (USA)

Member of College Art Association (USA)

The Society of Typographic Arts (Chicago, USA)

Short Form Resume