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Jonathan Briggs

About Jonathan Briggs

Jonny is a Senior Lecturer at Leeds Beckett University, teaching on the Graphic Arts and Design undergraduate programme and Creative Director and Owner of Field Design.

Jonny has worked for over 15 years in the design industry, working for a broad range of studios, including being a director at dust c.2005. His commercial activities involve working for a number of high profile clients, including UEFA, The Royal Mail and The University of Sheffield. For the past five years Jonny has been Owner and Creative director of Field, an experimental, Sheffield based design agency, that practices within education and the arts.

Jonny is a Senior Lecturer and has taught across all years of the Graphic Arts and Design, undergraduate programme at Leeds Beckett University since 2007. He is currently responsible for level 5 students with a focus on connecting commercial practices with student learning outcomes.

Current Teaching

All level 5 modules.

Research Interests

Project Something is a collaboration between Benjamin Hall and Jonathan Briggs with the purpose of exploring chance and place in a digital landscape. Our methods include, mixing the physical with the digital, the people with the place and the found with the curated.

We embrace chance and encourage the unexpected. We are both currently active researchers, lecturers and practicing professionals within the creative industries. The research is an outlet for our nostalgic intrigue and a chance to continuously assess the changing digital landscape.

We aim to exhibit our finding and experiments on an annual basis. The latest outcomes from our project will be exhibited in early 2016 in Leeds.

Selected Publications

Conference contributions (1)

  • Briggs J (2016) Instagrmamphone Leeds University 01/01/2016.

Designs (4)

  • Briggs J (In press) SCoRe (Sports Connected Research)
  • Briggs J (2015) Tosh Uni Battles the April Fireman
  • Briggs J (2015) Cutting Shapes
  • Briggs J (2015) Degree show design

Exhibitions (4)

  • Briggs J; Birks P. The Champion's Gallery, globally touring exhibition, five screen film [Sao Paulo, Moscow, Madrid]. Commissioned by UEFA, 01/01/2008-(In press)
  • Briggs J; Birks P. Euro Experience. a European Touring Exhibition, five screen film [Switzerland and Austria]. Commissioned by UEFA, 01/01/2008-(In press)
  • Briggs J. Project Something - Here or There, 01/04/2016-01/05/2016
  • Briggs J. Here or There/Fleeting Moments, 01/10/2016-01/10/2016

Other (1)

  • Briggs J (2017) Tumblrweed prototype

Software / code (1)

  • Briggs J (2016) Crash Landing
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