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Mr Chris Jackson

Mr Chris Jackson

Telephone: 0151 904 1113

Biography

Graphic designer with an interest and specialism in digital media. An active practitioner, I have worked as a freelance designer and in a design partnership. My approach, both to my own work and teaching practice, is characterised by creative ideas and concepts delivered with, and informed by, a high level of technical skill and technological awareness.

I have been involved with higher education for the past 10 years, have previously working as an associate lecturer on the Graphic Design course at MMU, and am currently a senior lecturer on the Graphic Design and Illustration course at LJMU. I am a personal tutor for third year students and module leader for ‘Digital Media Craft’ which encourages investigation into how new and emerging technologies can be creatively and effectively applied in the context of contemporary graphic design and illustration.

My research interests lie in exploring how digital technologies can be used to communicate and improve accessibility to information and resources that might otherwise have remained impenetrable or misunderstood. My current activities, in conjunction with my colleague Jon Spencer, investigate the crossover and influences between publication design and print production, and digital technologies, specifically mobile and tablet. They deal with a number of areas such as design and formatting, user interaction and delivery mechanisms and address questions concerning the production, delivery, uses and value of content when encountered as a digital artefact.

Degrees

Coventry University, United Kingdom, BA Hons, Graphic Design
Coventry University, United Kingdom, MA, Design and Digital Media

Academic appointments

Senior Lecturer, Graphic Design and Illustration, Liverpool John Moores University, 2012 - present
Associate Lecturer, Graphic Design, Manchester Metropolitan University, 2008 - 2011
Sessional Lecturer, Graphic Design and Illustration, Liverpool John Moores University, 2006 - 2012

Publications

Artefact

Jackson CS, Spencer J. 2017. Please Contribute: Ride Your Pony

Spencer J, Jackson C. 2017. Please Contribute: 2CO Communicating Complexity Conference 2017 Aggregation.

Jackson CS, Spencer J. 2017. Regina v Turing and Murray

Jackson CS, Spencer J, Winterburn N. 2016. Gym Jams: OLO

Jackson CS. 2014. Yes / No

Jackson CS. 2014. I Don’t Love Soccer Because Soccer Has Never Loved Me

Chapters

Jackson CS, Spencer J. 2017. Unknown Unknowns or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Balloon! Jones N. Critical Kits and How We Use Them :70-73 Torque editions 978-09932487-5-7

Conference publication

Ashman EE, Jackson CS. 2013. End of the Line? Ceccarelli N. 2CO Communicating Complexity 2013 Conference Proceedings, 2CO Communicating Complexity :98-106 >DOI

Jackson CS, Spencer J. Please Contribute 2CO2 Communicating Complexity

Design

Jackson CS. 2012. Oppenheimer Sans Typeface

Exhibition

Jones M, Mitchell I, Spencer J, Judd H, Garside C, Jackson C, Parke L. Ride Your Pony, Islington Mill, 1 James St, Salford M3 5HW, Curated by Marie Jones

Spencer J, Jackson CS. Gym Jams

Internet publication

Jackson CS, Spencer J. Regina v Turing and Murray: A Visual Language

Engagement & Impact

Conference presentation:

Please Contribute, 2CO2 Communicating Complexity, Faculty of Fine Arts University of La Laguna, La Laguna, Tenerife, Oral presentation