Dave was a Senior Lecturer at the School of Design in the BA (Hons) Graphic Design programme between 2014-2020.
Dave is currently the Programme Director of BDes(Hons) Graphic Design at University of Dundee – DJCAD. He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) and has over 20 years of experience teaching visual communication, graphic design and illustration to undergraduates, and since 2016 supervising postgraduate students. He has worked professionally as an illustrator, a graphic designer and an interaction designer.
In 2018 he completed a £10,000 ERDF Creative Fuse grant project working with the charities Fulfilling Lives and Rape Crisis on two design projects. The outputs were a graphic novel, and a sexual consent information pack. The impacts from this funded work helped both charities with their outreach work, and through an illustration exhibition, raised £260 for Rape Crisis through print sales. Creative Fuse also produced a video documentary discussing the Fulfilling Lives graphic novel tinyurl.com/videoFL.
Dave’s research is published in design journals, book chapters and in conference proceedings. He is also an author of a design book published by Bloomsbury Publishers.