Biography

Designer and educator working in systems and design thinking at the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, University of Bristol

Academic and Professional Qualifications:

  • A Study of the Macro to Micro Process of Persuasion for Advertising in Context Towards a Meso Dominant Logic Model of Consumer Behaviour (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, UK1st 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 a 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
    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 (2020) 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.