Job: Senior Lecturer, Programme Leader BA (Hons) Communication Arts
School/department: Leicester Media School
Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, UK, LE1 9BH
T: +44 (0)116 207 8291
Ben Archer’s specialism is in teaching typography and publication design, but he is fully deployed across all three years of the degree programme; he has responsibility for curriculum development in visual communication studies Yr1, in addition to the popular Yr2 packaging elective and the professional practice module in Yr3. To facilitate this Ben arranges external industry liaisons involving local design businesses and visiting guest lecturers, sometimes from multinational businesses. Ben has also piloted software masterclasses, local design awards and internships, interdisciplinary projects and lectures on the course.
Module tutor, Tech1501 Communication PracticeModule tutor, Critical & Contextual Studies, BA (Hons) Graphic Design
St. Bride Library one-day conferences July and November 2011. Cheltenham Design Festival April 2012.
Contracted editor/proofreader for [2nd] English edition ‘Letter Fountain’, Taschen, 2011.
Courtaulds-DMU Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) 008211; ‘Gossard & Berlei Branded Social Media’. TSB funded. 24-month KTP. 6/2/11 – 6/2/13. Academic lead/supervisor.
Journal Refereeing information
Article reviews for the Journal of Material Thinking, 2011 http://www.materialthinking.org
Other Reviewing Activities
‘Letter Fountain Review’ Articles summer 2011, published online at http://www.typotheque.com ‘Letter Fountain Review’ Ultrabold journal of the St. Bride Library Autumn 2011
December 2010. The 100types site (my MA project from 2007) was referenced in an extract from 'Just My Type' by Simon Garfield published by The Guardian online.
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