Mr Jamin Lean
Lecturer in Graphic Communication
School of Art, Design and Architecture (Faculty of Arts & Humanities)
Year One Coordinator & Lecturer
Jamin's main role is managing the first year programme and leads on modules GCOM 441 and GCOM 451. This includes the planning, delivery and assessment of programmes in the Communication Arts subject area at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, primarily BA (Hons) Graphic Communication with Typography.
BA Visual Communications
PGCAP (Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice)
Alongside a busy work schedule Jamin has always tried to engage others through teaching whether in Design, international volunteer projects or coaching.
During 2006 Jamin was asked to join an international team to assist in the development and teaching of the first national BA of Visual Communication programme in the Sultante of Oman. A both challenging and very rewarding role.
Returning to the UK he worked closely with RIO the Real Ideas Organisation in developing social enterprise initiatives within school in the South West, leading to a number of successful projects.
Working with Plymouth University Jamin believes in developing students with strong concept driven work with great typography and instilling a strong foundation in brand development and editorial work. Play, experimentation and developing students love for great design is also integral for developing the foundations of a successful designer.
With travel and humanitarian work as a large motivator Jamin has also worked extensively in the Caribbean, South America and India on various non profit projects. This also informs his current research aims of 'Making better by Design' a perhaps over ambitious and slightly(largely) idealistic ongoing research and work into how we humble designers may help the wider society in some small meaningful way.
Alongside this ongoing project Jamin has a number of other research projects on the go including
• Creative Direction for the Message Journal
• Research and assisting the development of Plymouth University's Type Lab