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Chris Venables, Senior Lecturer

Chris Venables MA

Senior Lecturer

Faculty of Creative Industries, Architecture and Engineering


Chris is a Senior Lecturer in Visual Communication, delivering on the BA Graphic Design and MA Visual Communication Courses. He has an MA in Visual Communication, is a Fellow of the RSA (The Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), and a member of The Society of Experiential Graphic Design.

Chris has over 25 years' industry experience in all areas of graphic design, including creative art directing, package design, moving image and exhibition design, along with wayfinding.

He has exhibited artwork in several galleries including a recent exhibition in Vilnius (Literatu Street) and online galleries such as The New Post-literate Gallery, and has been a panel member/judge at the Fete de l’anim 2017 in Lille.

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Industry experience

Chris is also an independent designer based in Bath creating and delivering visual/corporate identities, complete publications and integrated campaigns, brochures, exhibition design, point of sale, photography, illustration and web design, for clients both national and international.

Chris' clients have included Marks and Spencer, Virgin, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Heineken and Glastonbury Ales.

He has also worked in Spain for two years mainly on packaging projects.

Teaching experience

Before joining Solent, Chris taught at Somerset School of Art and Technology, Bath Spa University and Bath College.

Research interests

Chris is about to undertake a PhD looking into 'stereotypography' (the politics of design and typography).


Chris has been the recipient of the LinoType Design Award.