Your teaching team
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 clear and unbiased approach to web design education.
David Watson Programme Leader
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 which gets over half a million visitors per month.
David has taught on the MA Web Design & Content Planning course from its beginning in 2003 and is now programme leader, he is also course tutor for the Design for Web Content and Content Management courses. He also organises the Talk Web Design student conference and is a founder member of the Web Teaching Today group of academics – his aim is to help students reach coding Nirvana where they can create well-formed and perfectly semantic markup.
Prisca Schmarsow Module Tutor: Applied Art for the Web
Prisca has a background in traditional media and graphic design but fell in love with the web and has developed a wide range of digital skills. Starting as freelancer in 2000, she now delivers web design via her studio. Prisca has been teaching since 2001, delivering training for adults in design and standards based web design. She is passionate about the inclusive open web and always happy to contribute. At Greenwich, she is course tutor for the Applied Art for the Web course.
webdesign ~ love it • do it • teach it
As an alumnus of the MA Web Design & Content Planning, she is committed to giving back to the new generations of web designers aiming to transfer the same love for the Web.
Stephanie Troeth Specialist Tutor: User Experience Design
Steph Troeth is a user experience strategist, researcher and designer, and internationally renowned conference speaker. Since 2022, Steph has been the Head of Research at dxw, a UK digital agency specialising in creating public services that improve lives. Prior to that, she helped London startups scale up their research practice, and was a senior researcher on contract at Google, working on their internal product suite that keeps Google’s services up 99.999% of the time. She also previously led design research at the Telegraph and spearheaded European customer research with MailChimp.
Chris How Specialist Tutor: User Experience Design
Chris is the Head of Experience Design at Clearleft, an award-winning design transformation agency based in Brighton, UK. He helps clients create meaningful audience-centered digital products and services through design leadership, strategic thinking and robust research.With over 20 years of experience, he has helped clients including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Spotify and Virgin Atlantic to design and launch innovative digital products and services. Chris is a regular speaker at design conferences and events across Europe and the USA and is one of the co-organisers of the popular annual un-conference UX Camp Brighton.