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Suzanne Atkins

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Suzanne Atkins

Course Leader, Graphic Design

Suzanne is Course Leader of BA (Hons) Graphic Design and has taught for over 20 years as a tutor, lecturer and course leader in both FE and HE. Graduating with a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design from the University of Central Lancashire, she initially specialised in illustration and exhibition design working on projects for Ragdoll Television Productions and Eureka! The Children’s Museum. She has a particular interest in the field of creative thinking, an interest that originated during her Degree studies and was further explored during research undertaken as part of her Masters’ level PGCE with the University of Greenwich.

The creation of original visual communication through experimental typography, creative art direction and mixed media image making is a practical feature of Suzanne’s teaching, in conjunction with the collaborative use of digital tools and online platforms to help realise and produce professional outcomes. This is underpinned with the delivery of historical and contemporary contextualisation, placing theory and practice at the centre of project management.

Other research fields include marketing and advertising theory and integrated campaign strategy; all with a focus on creativity and innovation. Suzanne is currently exploring the concept of creativity and change; the idea that creative thought and humanitarian design can be instrumental in changing the world.



Research Activities

Through links with industry, Suzanne is currently working on educational projects centred on design disruption and creativity with purpose as part of an emerging network of designers and educators.



BA (Hons) Graphic Design, University of Central Lancashire
PGCE PCET, University of Greenwich


Membership of Professional Bodies

Adobe Education Exchange

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