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Graphic Design and its wider influences.

Branding strategies and axioms.

Branding and Advertising during the Second World War.

The films of Jaques Tati.

Post-war British visual history.

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • The Visual Driver; promoting clarity and coherence, Pinkney, M., Gardener, D. 27 May 2019, Around the Campfire – Resilience and Intelligence, Aalto, Cumulus International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media
  • Recording in progress – don’t forget to unplug the phone, Gardener, D. Jul 2011, Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Art Educators (ANZAAE) Annual Conference
  • Sharing resources and experiences across the cultural hemisphere, Gardener, D. 2008, Research That Works: Successful Collaborations: Proceedings of the 5th Biennial Conference of the Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics of New Zealand Research Forum, Wellington, New Zealand, Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics New Zealand
  • The means by which we find our way, Gardener, D., Wilkinson, A. 2008, In: Typo
  • The means by which we find our way: observations on design, Gardener, D., Wilkinson, A. 2008

I initially trained and was employed as a medical illustrator (saw some sights, believe me) and needed something to settle the stomach but stir the soul. So, I migrated to Graphic Design and worked with various agencies across the UK as a Graphic Designer, in 2004 I emigrated to New Zealand with my family to lecture in Graphic Design, and to engage with other challenges and cultures.

On a personal pastime front (when I can find the time), I enjoy most things with an M it would seem, Magic, Motorbikes and Martial Arts.

OK so here’s the official bit…I have been awarded 6 international D&AD lecturer awards, for student projects and have an active research profile that includes exhibitions, book authorship, published papers/articles and publication design. I returned to the UK in August 2011 to continue the lecturing/research role at the School of Design here at Northumbria University, Newcastle. I am an external examiner and co-run the BINUS Fashion and Graphic Design Degree in Indonesia. I am currently studying for my PhD in the field of Branding and conflict.

  • Art MA September 01 2002
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2015

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