Lettering: Objects Examples Practice at The Letherby Gallery

For those interested in type and lettering, a visit to the Letherby Gallery at Central St. Martin’s should be on the ‘to do’ list.  Along with some relatively recent work the “exhibition explores the rich history of lettering through a selection of key historic books and manuscripts from the college’s Museum & Study Collection and Central Lettering […]

Graphic Design Graduation at Canterbury Cathedral 2013

nother year passes and another successful cohort of Graphic Design students graduate at Canterbury Cathedral. This year saw the small cohort gain two firsts, seven 2:1’s, three 2:2’s and no 3rds. Most of the students pictured here have secured work or placements with the design industry, including freelance design, book cover design, and one has […]

“What I wish I had known when I was a design student”

arely, if ever, can education mirror precisely what is happening in industry. Consequently, there is an ongoing challenge to identify workable solutions to help bridge the gulf between the two. One such way is by asking guest speakers from industry to come in and talk to and work with the students and staff, and yesterday […]

Graphic Design at K College (University of Kent) Summer Show 2013

nce again the HND and BA (Hons) Graphic Design students of K College (University of Kent) have done themselves proud by putting together yet another great show. The show was well received by those in industry as well as the general public. Students were being approached by industry representatives, and positions look to be gained […]

Graphic Design student work at the University of Kent (K College)

his week I have finally begun to collate much of the great work produced by my students at K College. Since the BA (Hons) began in 2007 we have seen the work, and the approach to designing, constantly improve on both this programme and the HND.  Year in, year out we have had fantastic feedback […]

Thoughts on Post Graduate study from Rachael Camp.

t K College this week, we were pleased to have with us one of our former students who has recently undertaken post-graduate study and who kindly visited us to share her experiences with our current cohorts. Rachael Camp studied with us for both her HND and BA (Hons) degree. Whilst completing her degree, Rachael then […]

A Critique of Admissions and Interview Processes to Higher Education, Art & Design Courses in the context of Widening Participation and Social Mobility

The following piece was written in September 2012 as part of my PGCHE studies with the University of Kent.  The theme is that of widening participation in HE. A critique of admissions and interview processes to Higher Education, Art & Design Courses in the context of Widening Participation and Social Mobility. by Tim Bones © 2012 Introduction Widening […]

Improving Screencasting Processes: An Instructional Designer’s Perspective.

The following piece was written in June, 2012 as part of my PGCHE studies with the Univeristy of Kent.  The theme is Technology in the Academic Environment. The appendices mentioned throughout have been omitted in this version. Improving screencasting processes: An Instructional Designer’s perspective. by Tim Bones © 2012 The aim of the essay is to investigate […]

Critical Perspectives on Academic Practice

The following are two short pieces written in June, 2012 as part of my PGCHE studies with the Univeristy of Kent. Both pieces are reflective in nature and have been written from both a personal and professional viewpoint as an HE in FE design lecturer. Critical Perspectives on Academic Practice by Tim Bones Managing Student Expectations “When […]