I make tools for designers, give presentations and workshops and write academic papers and books.


My collegue Jeremy Stout and I made the Creative Connection Cards a deck of 107 cards to foster creative thinking in graphic designers. Buy cards here or download the app


We also just finished writing a book called “The Graphic Design Process: How to succeed in Design School" for Bloomsbury Press. It’s taken two years to write, so we are pretty excited that it's finally in official production — stay tuned for release details.

I contributed a piece on using an ANT approach to research for a book called Bite: Recipes for Great Research. It’s a neat little book, and you can download it for free too! 




Every year I give lectures about slide design information design and typesetting for PhD students at the Australian National University (ANU) — where I hand out a ‘typesetting recipe’ for making a thesis text design. I recently started helping students with the Visualise your Thesis competition, here is a workshop I gave at LaTrobe University.


I regularly give presentations about online design learning and teaching to various groups —this is one I recorded for TypeCon way back in 2011 and a more recent one about online student engagement for RMIT.


My collegue Jeremy Stout and I made a workshop about using design research methods in curriculum development for DRS Cumulus in 2015 and the AIGA Frontiers Design Educators Conference in 2016.




I’ve written posts about surviving the thesis experience for the Thesis Whisperer blog. One on Hating Derrida, one on Framing the thesis struggle as a cupcake and another on getting through the ‘Swamp of Sadness’


Here’s an interview I did for Explore + Create if you are interested in the practice of creativity there are many fascinating #exploreandcreatestories there to read.




My thesis Reshaping Design Education (2013) is about teaching graphic design in onsite and online spaces, it uses Actor-Network Theory (ANT) and Non-Representational Theory to suggest new ways to think about online design teaching and learning experiences. Email me for the full PDF.


I presented a paper about affect and design school hallways at DRS Cumulus in Oslo 2013 (proceedings here)







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