Kate is a Senior Lecturer in Graphic Design within the School of Communication at Falmouth University, having previously taught in the School of Architecture, Design and Interiors in Product design. She has also taught as a Visiting Lecturer and Associate Lecturer on various Foundation, BA and MA courses at institutions across the UK including the University of the Arts, London, University of the West of England and Bath Spa University. Kate Christman is a designer and educator with over 20 years of creative industry experience. She has worked as an art director for a number of multinational organisations including BMW, Mini, Diageo and Dyson. Her multidisciplinary approach across print, branding and product design has been recognised through design awards such as Blueprint, FX Design awards, Grand Design’s Green Hero award and the Soil Association’s Innovation award, and featured in various publications including Blueprint, Design week and 1000 New Eco Designs, as well as exhibitions at The Design Museum, The Conran store and The London Design Festival.
Kate is co-founder and creative director at Green&Blue, a product design company that creates habitat for species displaced by the construction processes within urban and suburban communities. Green&Blue design and manufacture Beebrick® an award winning integrated nest site for solitary bees. Made in Cornwall, UK from 75% waste material from the Cornish China clay industry the Beebrick® is easy to install and is specifically designed to be an integral part of a build. Green&Blue are a B-Corporation® and work with a range of partners and collaborators across disciplines, between industries and universities alongside bioscientists, architects, planners, ecologists, developers, surveyors, designers and manufacturers. Beebrick’s® are sold nationally and internationally and can be found in developments across the UK with construction companies such as Legacy, The Duchy of Cornwall, Wainhomes and Kier integrating them in new builds.