From 1992-1994, John was an artist’s assistant and contributed to various projects and exhibitions some of which were part of Hull Time Based Art’s R.O.O.T Festival. From 1994, John has been a learning support adviser, contributed to exhibitions and acted as photographer for a number of artists and institutions in the recording of shows and the promotion of individual artists work. He has involved himself in web page design, the promotion of artists, writers and designers via the web and produced work for exhibition in virtual galleries. He was part of the editing, design and research team for the Hull Community Artworks e-zine Arts Asylum from 1996-1998 and for an independent e-zine called MTC-Arts from 1998-2000 promoting the arts from Yorkshire and Humberside. MTC-Arts was part of artstranspennine’98, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 1998 and Art in Open, Hull 1998-2000. Since 2000 he has been a university and adult and lifelong learning lecturer and has taught on courses ranging from Internet Technologies at Hull Adult Education Services until 2002 and on the design theory and contextual practice units and third year independent study in Animation (part of the Hull School, until 2006), Games Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interactive Multimedia, Television and Film and Web Design at degree level at the Hull School of Art and Design (part of Hull College from 2006), until 2007. Other duties have included working for the Faculty of Media and Humanities, in 2002, when he marked a number of adaptation essays for English and Media Communications on a part time contract. From 2002-2007 John taught art history, art practice, cultural and media studies at Hull University’s Centre for Lifelong Learning on various courses written by him. From 2002 John lectured on Graphic Design, Illustration and Fashion Studies at the Lincoln School of Art and Design. From 2007-08, John’s teaching was focused on Animation: history, critical analysis and contextual practice; Contemporary Lens Media: critical analysis, film and photography history and theory; Fashion Studies: fashion history and theory and third year independent study at Lincoln University. He has also lectured on the nature of digital and web based narratives at Exeter College, Oxford in 2007. Since 2008 John has been a member of the School of Media teaching on various modules from Modernism and Experimental Forms to Photography Projects for the Media Production degree. He has also taught Design and Visual Communication for the Media Technologies degree in the School of Computer Science (2008-9). He has been involved in curriculum development on the Media Production degree.
Level 1: Module Coordinator, Design and Visual Communication, lecturer in Design and Visual Communication, Digital Media, Photography and Script and Screen. Level 2: Lecturer in Design Projects, Digital Projects, and Photography and Design in Context