Mr Mark James
Lecturer in Graphic Communication
School of Art, Design and Architecture (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)
Mark is a lecturer on BA (Hons) Graphic Design with Typography, leading design research modules across all three years of the undergraduate programme.
Mark is Co-editor of the Message: Graphic Communication Design Research journal, published by the University of Plymouth Press.
Message is an international peer-reviewed academic journal that consists of blind reviewed academic papers and occasional commissioned essays. It is dedicated to the development and discussion of contemporary and historical visual communication research, with a particular emphasis on Graphic Communication Design practice, outputs, artefacts and contexts.
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (since 2016).
Creative practice & artistic projects
Designer at http://www.studioplatitude.com
Founder of the Library of Independent Exchange (http://www.l-i-e.co.uk) an ongoing library/project focusing on the dissemination of independent publishing, and how it functions as a resource.
The core aims of the L.I.E are to develop discussions and exchange, exploring the processes of publishing, collaboration, and dissemination.
L.I.E has an ever-increasing permanent collection of works by contemporary independent art publishers and artists. Rather than presenting itself as a conventional Library, L.I.E aims to explore how resource functions and how it can be utilised; making its collection accessible to the public through the project’s curated programme of events and exhibitions.