Name: Nick Long
Job title: Senior lecturer, Programme Group Leader
Nick joined our graphic design teaching team in 1993. He studied for his degree in graphic design at Newport School of Art. Here, he specialised in typography, photography, printmaking and animation. Whilst working in the design industries he completed an MA in Electronic Graphics at Coventry University, undertaking a major project in typographic animation. On becoming course leader of the graphic design degree at Solent in 1997, he developed the publication strand ethos within the programme structure. Many books have been published since this date, including the production of the 'Sbook' series: containing primary source interviews with world renowned visual communicators, in six volumes.
Name: Paul Shakespeare
Job title: Senior Lecturer - Course Leader, level 3 tutor
Website: Paul Shakespeare
Paul has worked as a freelance illustrator/designer for over 30 years with commissions from a long list of prestigious clients. He studied at Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design (The Arts Institute) and subsequently gained a masters degree from The Royal College of Art, London. With 28 years of teaching experience in art and design, Paul enjoys his role as third year tutor on the course and being a member of this successful team.
Clients include: Penguin Books, Orbis , Dorling Kindersley, Quarto, Future Publication, Dennis Publishing, FF Publishing, Mitchell Beazley, Haymarket Publishing, IPC Magazines. C W Editorial, BBC, Datapost, Mobil UK, Williams Grand Prix Engineering, March Engineering, Lucas UK, Armitage Shanks , The Patrick Collection, Westland Helicopters, Ford Motor Company. Nissan UK, The Gaurdian, The Daily Mail, The European, Buisness News and Reuters News Graphics.
Name: Brent Meheux
Job title: Lecturer - Graphic Design
Brent has 30 years experience in the design and illustration industries, and has studied non-fiction illustration At Southampton Art College. For over 14 years Brent worked as a senior graphic designer on The Times and The Sunday Times before leaving to set up a successful west country full service agency, winning awards and prestigious clients from across the country. More recently he has specialised in the new-media sectors designing and authoring a number of successful blogs, websites and more recently apps. Alongside his professional career Brent has built up now over 15 years of university teaching experience.
Name: Chris Bigg
Job title: Associate Lecturer - Graphic Design
Website: Chris Bigg
Chris Bigg has been practising graphic design for the past 25 years with clients spanning music, fashion and education.
Chris is probably best known for his work at v23 in collaboration with Vaughan Oliver, for 4AD and other record labels, designing and assisting some of the best loved album art of our times. Recently Chris has been teaching at both Southampton and Brighton University’s also giving lectures that describe his work, and give an insight into his experiences and inspirations.
Chris has extensive experience in all areas of graphic design, photography, calligraphy and art direction. He has worked in music packaging creating cover art, special editions, posters, press ads, merchandising, production and moving image as well as book design and exhibition design.
Recent clients include: 4AD, ON-U-SOUND, THE BEDROOM COMMUNITY, V&A, UNIVERSAL, DECCA, SAMADHISOUND, JANE POLLARD & IAIN FORSYTH and MERCURY- The Pixies,Cocteau Twins, David Sylvian, Wolfgang Press, Belly, Throwing Muses, Michael Brook, Scott Walker and more recent bands, The Big Pink, Gang Gang Dance, TV on The Radio, Blonde Redhead, Stornoway, Zomby, Johann johannsson, Atlas Sound, Magnetophone, The Mountain Goats and Various Cruelties (watch out for this one) a new project !!
Name: Brian Reed
Job title: Associate Lecturer - Graphic Design
Website: Coming Soon
Brian Reed has been working in the fields of art and design for 20 years. He has design gallery exhibition publications, websites and invitations for various galleries and art projects, alongside curating exhibitions at UNION Galley and CARTER presents both in London.
He was part of the team for the realisation of Neville Brody’s Anti Design Festival and has been involved with the Sound Proof exhibitions, a series of five group shows exploring through sound and object the Stratford Olympic Site since 2008.
His own personal work has been included in various exhibitions and is in the collections of UAL and private collectors. In his professional teaching practice he has taught at Westminster and the London College of Communication on their different graphic courses.