Russ is the Programme Manager for the Foundation degree in Journalism and Practical Media. He has written two books on filmmaking which were used in university film courses in the USA. Currently he is researching his next book, a work of creative non-fiction about a notorious murder case and the forensic science and legal repercussions arising from it. He is also working on a novel, a comedy based in his home city of Cardiff. As a freelance feature writer, he has written for many publications on filmmaking and photography, including Practical Digital Video, The Guardian, DSLR User, and Computer Arts. He is due to start a PhD in Creative Non-fiction in 2015.
Nigel is the Programme Manager for FDA Graphic Communication. Nigel has over twenty year’s industry experience as a graphic designer. After graduating he worked for various Exeter-based graphic design consultancies, before running his own design company for nine years. In his daily work he was involved in creative design for local and national clients, producing corporate identity schemes, brochures, direct mail, packaging, exhibitions and advertising. As one of four company directors Nigel gained valuable experience in every aspect of running a graphic design business – from initial client brief and concept development to the final printed product.
Nicky has an MA in Photography from Plymouth University. She obtained Arts Council Funding for a residency at The Thelma Hulbert Gallery culminating in a Solo Exhibition and continues to exhibit her work regularly. Her work focuses on experimental photography techniques, exploring the notion of nature, growth, fertility, life cycles and transformation, manifested in the use of photographic processes around the sense of connection with nature. Nicky has been an established member of staff at Exeter College with many years teaching experience in Photography and Fine Art at H.E. Level.
Brendan completed his MA in Photography from Plymouth University in 2012 and has since then gained a rich and varied experience in education, delivering A Level, Foundation Diploma and Foundation Degree courses. He has a diverse background having worked as a photographer & graphic designer in the corporate and commercial industries as well as developing and maintaining a presence in the artistic photographic world. His personal practice is mostly concerned with the notion of the journey using photography as a tool for exploration and collaboration. He is the co-founder and co-director of Exeter’s Dodo Photo Gallery.
Dr. Anthony Escott
Anthony was awarded a British council postgraduate scholarship to study at the Akademie in Vienna after a degree in Fine Art specialising in Drawing and Printmaking at Exeter College of Art. His work contains images of organic and cultural objects, following a stint on an archaeological excavation in Peru’s sacred valley. Engaged with the natural world, site and man’s intervention, work is emerging in 2D and 3D forms. He delivers critical and contextual modules to photography, fine art and also to the MA in Contemporary Art at Plymouth University. He has over 30 years’ experience in Art Education.