Darren Weaver

  • 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.

Creative Areas of Work & Interest:

Graphic Design:

  • Logo Design/Branding
  • Corporate Identity
  • Book/Magazine Layouts (Design)


  • Character Design (Conventional & Digital)
  • Comic Book Layouts (Adobe Programmes)
  • Wacom Tablet/iPad: Illustration/Drawing


  • Concept/LookBook Design
  • Layout/Visualisations
  • Mood/Trend Board Presentations


  • Publication Design (Conventional & Digital)

Darren teaches students in all three years of Textiles: Innovation & Design (parts A, B & C) and some in Graphic Communication & Illustration (part B).

Undergraduate Modules:

*Textiles: Innovation & Design:

  • ACA612 - Design Development for Textiles (Photoshop/Illustrator/InDesign)
  • ACA613 - (IDP: Pathway) Process & Exploration (Photoshop/Illustrator/InDesign)
  • ACA613 - (Print: Pathway) Process & Exploration (Photoshop/Illustrator/InDesign)
  • ACB621 - Materials, Processes & Conceptual Application (Photoshop/Illustrator/InDesign)
  • ACB622 - Sampling & Textile Manufacture (Photoshop/Illustrator/InDesign)
  • ACC633 - Innovation, Exploration & Invention (Photoshop/Illustrator/InDesign)
  • ACC632 - Final Project: Studio Practice (Photoshop/Illustrator/InDesign)

Graphic Communication & Illustration:

  • ACB804 - Locating Practice: Interpreting Environments & Audiences (Photoshop/InDesign)

*All 4 Pathways (Textiles)