Senior Lecturer, Graphic Design
Ashley is a Senior Lecturer in Graphic Design within the School of Communication at Falmouth University, he has worked as a designer and academic for over 26 years and he currently teaches across all three years on the degree course. He is also the External Examiner on the FdA Graphic Design course at Exeter School of Art, in addition to this, he is the Falmouth University Link Tutor at Bodmin College on the FdA and BA (Hons) Digital Media course.
Previous academic roles have included; Course Leader, Year Head, Module Leader, Associate Lecturer and Visiting Lecturer at; Oxford Brookes University, Wimbledon School of Art, City & Guilds of London Art School, South East Essex College, Augsburg University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Design, Germany. Ashley has also delivered lectures at Bath University (CDAS, Centre for Death and Society) and at Ontario College of Art and Design University, Toronto.
Ashley is one half of MOTH, which is a collaborative research project, which investigates the skills and contributions, communication designers can make to death studies and end of life experiences. MOTH has worked across a number of applied projects with a broad range of partners and practitioners; (academics, medics, artists, experience designers, historians, philosophers, sociologists, curators, writers and students). Moth has focused on both design practice within pedagogy as well as applied innovation of products and events. It aims to challenge attitudes, conventions and context surrounding death and dying.