Research Biography

donworking

Creative strategist and design academic: design practice as research, UX and consumer behaviour at the University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham.

I am the Academic Course Leader for the BA Graphic Design course and the BA Visual Communications course at the University of Gloucestershire.

I am the External Examiner for:

BA (Hons) Digital Media pathways
Faculty of Arts & Social Science
University of Hull

I was responsible for the implementation and delivery of all levels of the Programme of BA (Hons) Advertising Design at the Newport School of Art, Media and Design (now located in the Faculty of Creative Industries at the University of South Wales) from its inception as Programme Leader, September 2006 until June 2014.

I have contributed across levels 4, 5 & 6 on the following courses, including critical and contextual lecture programmes and dissertation supervision:

BA (Hons) Advertising Design
MBA Creative Industries
MA Digital Marketing

BA (Hons) Fashion Design
BA (Hons) Graphic Design
BA (Hons) Interactive Media
BA (Hons) Documentary Film and Television
BA (Hons) Film and Video

 

Academic and Professional Qualifications:

Doctorate (2014)

Visiting Professor of Advertising Design

School of Mass Communication, Shenzhen, China (2008)

PGCE HE University of Wales, Newport (2006)

BA (HONS) Design (Graphic Design), First Class with commendation in Design Research, Exeter College of Art and Design (1992)

Professional Bodies and Memberships:

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
Member of the Design Research Society
Member of the American Academy of Advertising

Research Expertise or Interest:

Creative Industries
Film and Television
Advertising
Moving Image
Branding
Design
Communication
Consumer Behaviour

Solo Exhibitions:

1998

Raindance Festival, Soho, London.
‘Short’, Film in competition and in proceedings.
Parker, D. 1998

2006 – 2007

Newport School of Art, Media and Design,
 University of Wales, Newport.
Just Undo It, Exhibition of 17 works
 as a commentary on consumerism.
Parker, D. 2006

2007

Break 2.4 Independent Artist Festival, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
“Public Research Systems”.
Art installation / Documentary film.
Parker, D. 2007

2008

Johnson & Johnson Headquarters,
Lisbon, Portugal.
‘Madison Pierce’.
Art Intervention.
Parker, D.

2009

Fflock Gallery, 
Newport School of Art, Media and Design, University of Wales, Newport, South Wales.
‘Commerce, Not Conspiracy’.
Exhibition of works as a commentary on consumerism with a series on presentations on propaganda techniques.
Parker, D. 2009

Group Exhibitions:

2008

Aardman Animation Studios, Bristol, UK
1st International Exhibition.

2010

Fflock Gallery, 
Newport School of Art, Media and Design,
University of Wales, Newport, South Wales.
‘Call Me, Things Change’,
Installation piece as part of group exhibition.
Parker, D. 2010 
(projector, telephone, board).

Publications:

2009

Proceedings of the Newport NEXUS Conference Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Special Publication, No. 1, 2009, pp. 175-197 ISBN 978-1-899274-38-3
‘How the correlation between artist and the corporation functions in relationship to advertising practice and strategy’ Parker, D.

2009

New Clear Forms: American Poetry and Cold War Culture,
international 2-day conference, University of Glasgow, 11th and 12th September

2009

Proceedings: ‘In what sense is Cold War an adjective?’
Parker, D & Morgan, C, 2009

2011

Chinese Management Studies (CMS) Journal (Emerald: ISSN:
1750-614X). Special Edition. (pending), ‘The Art of War in Manufacturing Consumer Consent: Strategy, Business Culture and Ethics in Marketing Management’.
McIntyre-Bhatty, Y T & Parker, D.

2011

1st International Colloquium on Global Design and Marketing
‘A conceptual model for future research at the Marketing / Design interface.’ Deacon, J., Parker, D., Harris, J.

Conference:

2008

School of Mass Communication, Shenzhen, China.
10th June 2008
Presented paper entitled: “Developments in Advertising
Education”
School of Mass Communication, Shenzhen, China.

12th June 2008
Presented paper entitled: “Developments in Advertising
Education”Shenzhen Advertising Association, Shenzhen, China.

12th June 2008
Presented paper entitled: “European Creative
Industries” 
Han Jiaying Design & Associates, Shenzhen, China.

14th June 2008
Presented paper entitled: “Chinese and European approaches
to brand positioning and Advertising design company structures ”
Chen Design Studios, Shenzhen, China.

17th June 2008
Presented paper entitled: “Chinese and European approaches
to brand positioning and advertising design company structures”

2009

May 2009

Magdalena, the 10th International Festival of Creative Communication, Maribor, Slovenia at the request of the British Council.
Presented paper entitled: “The changing approach we have to brands and the exploration of our emotive response to products and corporations within the Advertising Design industry”.
11th and 12th September 2009

New Clear Forms: American Poetry and Cold War Culture,
international 2-day conference, University of Glasgow
Presented paper entitled:
“In what sense is Cold War an adjective?”
Parker, D & Morgan, C, 2009
2011

August 10th – 11th 2011
1st Global Chinese Management Studies Conference 2011, Singapore
Presentation; “The Art of War in Manufacturing Consumer Consent:
Strategy, Business Culture and Ethics in Marketing Management”.
McIntyre-Bhatty, Y T & Parker, D. 2011

8th and 9th December 2011
1st International Colloquium on Global Design and Marketing
Presentation: “A conceptual model for future research at the Marketing / Design
interface.” Deacon, J., Parker, D., Harris, J.

Professional Activities:

2008

Article: Shenzhen Daily, European and Chinese Design Convergence in association with Han Jiaying (Han Jiaying Design & Associates).

2009
Public exhibition of moving image display for ‘Creative Capital’, 
University of Wales, Newport, 
National Event, 
Canary Wharf, London

I trained in illustration and graphic design at Exeter College of Art and Design and have worked as a freelance multidisciplinary designer; including as an art director, commercials director and creative for clients such as;

Cartoon Network Channel
Boomerang Channel
Toonami European Channel
Columbia Pictures
UIP
Buena Vista International (Disney)
Eidos
National Film Theatre
Penguin Books
Universal Pictures
20th Century Fox
BBC Worldwide
Extreme Sports Channel
MTV Base
Classic FM:TV
Granada TV
Q8 Oil
Orange
WH Smith
The Royal Bank of Scotland
Philips Interactive Media
Virgin Games
Labworks
Shut Up and Dance Records
R&S Records
Junior Boys Own Records
Silva Screen Records

I have exhibited film and video installation work in;
London
Ljubljana
Lisbon

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A note about this site.

I am currently updating the site (2016) with over 20 years of work. I must apologise to all those co-workers, team members and friends past and present that I have not credited for their work. I will be correcting this as I go along. In the meantime, please let me know of any glaring omissions and I will update the work accordingly.

For now, thanks to:
David Stoner
Reynold Da Silva
Simon Dyer
Paul Mitchell
Laverne Bailey
Trish Kelly
Andy Tulip
Simon Smythe (we lost touch along the way, wish we hadn’t)
Jerry Paris for the cool drawings
Alex Potts for the cool drawings at Cartoon Network
Woody, Bob, Robin, Henry, Jane, Nikki and all at Cartoon Network
A to Z Music
Silva Screen
Curio
Feref

The photograph (above) was taken in the alley at the back of Denmark Street, London and shows the building where the Sex Pistols rehearsed.