Web design is a broad subject area and the range of expertise within our teaching team reflects this. Most of us have been involved in web design for over 10 years and have a wide range of experience. Our team provides the perfect balance of technical, aesthetic and academic expertise that allows us to provide a centred and unbiased approach to web design education.
Course tutor: Content Management
James Barker is a former University of Greenwich student and attended the inaugural Web Design & Content Planning programme in 2003; he graduated with a distinction in 2005. James has returned to the university in a teaching capacity to run the Content Management course, and provide helpful criticism to students on the Web Thesis Project course.
James is founder and general manager of the stock photography website FreeDigitalPhotos.net; the website started life as his Web Thesis Project and has grown into a successful business. He also works as a part-time consultant to Sussex-based web marketing company Judd Associates.
Course tutor: Web Thesis Project
Dr Mark Ingham is a Principal Lecturer and Masters Programme Leader at the University of Greenwich in the Architecture, Design and Construction School.
He is an artist and educator interested in installation art, photography, technology, learning, memory, critical thinking, space and time, Gilles Deleuze.
Design tutor (typography): Applied Art for the Web
Anastasios Maragiannis is Senior Lecturer in Graphic and Digital Design, University of Greenwich, Board Member of the Thursday Club, Goldsmiths University of London, and is currently completing a PhD in Kinetic Screen Based Typographic Design at Goldsmiths, University of London (supported by a 3.5 years Greek State Scholarship). Anastasios' work has been shown in the BFI, and various international conferences and he has taught in Athens, Atlanta, Paris, Seattle, and Berlin.
Fields of expertise in the history and theory of contemporary typographic design practice; 2D/ 3D motion graphics and screen based interface design and interaction.
- Personal page: gre.academia.edu/AnastasiosMaragiannis
- Multidisciplinary projects: uog-ydp.co.uk
- Research Laboratory: teraslab.co.uk
- ISEA 2011: isea2011.sabanciuniv.edu/.maragiannis
Course tutor: Applied Art for the Web
Prisca Schmarsow has a background in traditional media and graphic design but has fallen in love with the web and has developed a wide range of digital skills. Prisca works as a freelance front-end designer (work includes: logo/icon design, web design). She has been teaching since 2001, delivering training for adults in design and standards based web design. Prisca is passionate about the inclusive open web (e.g. work for INMD – research project by Dr Helen Kennedy on including intellectually disabled users).
webdesign ~ love it • do it • teach it
- graphiceyedea.co.uk ~ portfolio site + blog
- eyelearn.org ~ design blog + home for course materials
- webeyedea.info ~ web design access course
Course tutor: Web Thesis Project
Tom Turner is the editor of the Gardenvisit.com website, the author of ebooks and printed books on landscape planning and garden history. He planned the MA Web Design and Content Management Course in 1999 and contributes to teaching the Web Thesis Project. Tom has emphasised the need for the classical design method to be extended into web design: the Vitruvian goals of Commodity (=good functionality), Firmness (=good technical design) and Delight (=good asethetics) combined with a steely eye on ‘the business side of the art’ – of web design.
David Watson has been teaching digital design since 1995 and created his first website in February 1996; he has been building websites ever since. David is an advocate of accessibility and W3C standards compliance in web design and his focus is on the creation of websites that are usable, findable and visually appealing. David's most successful website project is CADTutor, a popular tutorial and community site for users of AutoCAD software. CADTutor gets over half a million visitors per month.
David has taught on the MA Web Design & Content Planning programme from its beginning in 2003 and is course tutor for the Webpage Design and Website Planning courses – his aim is to help students reach coding Nirvana where they can create well-formed and perfectly semantic markup.