Staff on the course

On the BA (Hons) Graphic Design course, you’ll benefit from the expert guidance of our experienced teaching staff. You can read more about their specialisms by exploring their profiles below.

We value our links with some of the leading practitioners in the field of graphic design. Some of the highlights of last year’s lectures and workshops are listed below:

  • Kate Andrews
  • Cyriak
  • Design Bridge
  • John-Paul Flintoff
  • GBH
  • Mat Hunter, Design Council
  • Royal Society of the Arts
  • Stuart Hilton, FAQ
  • Walker Agency
  • Ian Wharton, AKQA
  • Sam Winston
  • Wolff Olins

Marion Morrison Senior Lecturer

Marion gained her MA in Graphic Design at The Royal College of Art and a BA(Hons) in Graphic Design at Middlesex University. As Senior Lecturer and...

Alice Stevens Senior Lecturer

Since graduating from the RCA Alice’s industry background has been mainly in television, particularly the design and direction of title...

Dr. Kirsten Hardie National Teaching Fellow and Associate Professor

Dr. Kirsten Hardie, National Teaching Fellow and Associate Professor, is Principal Lecturer in Graphic Design History and Theory and Fellow of the...

Gabrielle Hass Senior Lecturer

Gabrielle graduated from Gwent College of Higher Education (now University of Wales) with a BA (Hons) Graphic Design in 1989. Since then she has...

Andy Vella Senior Lecturer

Andy Vella works as a professional designer, photographer and artist producing book jackets, corporate identities and conceptual album covers. Andy...

Senior Lecturer

I am a design historian with a special interest in material histories of Eastern Europe, as well as socially and politically engaged design practice....

Ralph Klewitz Lecturer

Ralph’s career path can be dived into two parts. During his first twenty plus years, he worked in the creative industry, and since 2005, he...

Mark Osborne Lecturer

Background in digital media development focused on cultural/heritage sectors. Current interests include digital preservation, post internet, physical...

Marten Sims Lecturer

Marten has been responsible for a diversity of roles over a career spanning 15 years and three continents. He’s worked as a course instructor,...

Daniela Mela Technician Demonstrator 

After achieving a “Web Designer” professional qualification and a degree in “New Media and Art”, Daniela started to work as Graphic/Web...

Natalie Carr Technician Demonstrator BA (Hons) and MA Graphic Design

Natalie joined the Graphic Design team as a Technical Demonstrator in 2018 after having successfully graduated from the course with First Class...

Alex Greatwich Technician Demonstrator BA (Hons) and MA Graphic Design

Alex is an Image & Communication Technical Demonstrator for BA Fashion. With 7 years of industry knowledge and experience using the Adobe suite...

Malcolm Kennard Visiting Tutor BA (Hons) Graphic Design

Malcolm has been designing, consulting and educating across all levels for over 30 years delivering graphic design programmes first at the RCA and...


Malcolm Kennard

Visiting Tutor BA (Hons) Graphic Design

Malcolm has been designing, consulting and educating across all levels for over 30 years delivering graphic design programmes first at the RCA and the Glasgow School of Art, as Dean at the LCP, and then as Course Director at Kingston University for ten years, before joining AUB as Senior Lecturer. 

As an independent designer he has worked with major design groups and agencies, including: Wolff Olins, Siegel and Gale, The Partners, Saatchi and Saatchi, B&B, CDP and Landor Associates and, through direct client consultancy, with BP, HMV and Associated British Foods.

For the last ten years he has been dividing my time between education and consultancy, delivering bespoke innovation workshops to a variety of design agencies and organisations. These have included D&AD, V&A, Landor Associates, the Brand Union and—in association with Aquent—Sainsburys, HSBC, Shelter and Bosch.

His approach has been to challenge habitual ways of working, exploring alternative thinking that leads to novel, unconventional solutions. One method has involved the repurposing and reimagining of familiar objects to prime problem solving and idea generation. He has also promoted the need for learners to be given ‘permission to fail’ allowing experimentation at an early stage through a playful, irreverent and expansive engagement with design. This has formed the basis for the professional workshops entitled ‘Taking Ideas for a Walk’ that encourage a way of thinking that goes beyond any pre-conceived ideas of Graphic Design being simply a problem solving discipline.

Professional Membership

D&AD since 1980.