Technical Instructor in Creative Digital Technologies
Darren has been working at the School of the Arts for nearly 30 years and is part of the Creative Digital Technologies and Photography Hub 1 (CDTP).
He specialises in teaching Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign for creative design and print. Darren assists students and staff across the School of Design & Creative Arts, and also campus-wide.
He is also Co-Director of the student-led Lamplight Press with Wim Van Mierlo
Darren teaches students in all three years of Textiles: Innovation & Design (parts A, B & C) and some in Graphic Communication & Illustration (part B).
*Textiles: Innovation & Design:
SAA612 - Design Development for Textiles (Photoshop/InDesign)
SAA613 - (IDP: Pathway) Process & Exploration (Illustrator/InDesign)
SAA613 - (Print: Pathway) Process & Exploration (Photoshop)
SAB621 - Materials, Processes & Conceptual Application (Photoshop/Illustrator/InDesign)
SAB622 - Sampling & Textile Manufacture (Photoshop/Illustrator/InDesign)
SAC633 - Innovation, Exploration & Invention (Photoshop/Illustrator/InDesign)
SAC632 - Final Project: Studio Practice (Photoshop/Illustrator/InDesign)
Graphic Communication & Illustration:
SAB804 - Locating Practice: Interpreting Environments & Audiences (Photoshop/InDesign)
*All 4 Pathways (Textiles)
Creative Areas of Work & Interest:
Book/Magazine Layouts (Design)
Character Design (Conventional & Digital)
Comic Book Layouts (Adobe Programmes)
Wacom Tablet/iPad: Illustration/Drawing
Mood/Trend Board Presentations
Publication Design (Conventional & Digital)