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Brent Meheux

Head of Visual Communication and Applied Arts

Faculty of Creative Industries, Architecture and Engineering

Brent Meheux, Head of Visual Communication, Design and Applied Arts


Brent is Head of Visual Communication, Fashion and Applied Arts and is responsible for overseeing the operational running of the Southampton School of Art, Design and Fashion. He is the Strategic Lead for Internationalisation within the Faculty of Creative Industries, Architecture and Engineering and has oversight of the faculty’s operations for recruitment and student/staff exchange programs across Europe and the Far East, as well as the school’s franchised courses in Portugal, China and India.

He has over 23 years of teaching experience across a range of creative undergraduate and postgraduate courses, both here in the UK and internationally. This, combined with extensive industry knowledge accumulated over a 25-year career in the creative sector, has been used to deliver a both vocational and meaningful student experience, leading to innovative curriculum transformation for courses, both undergraduate and postgraduate.

Brent is an experienced external examiner, Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, an artist, creative director, and practice-based-research scholar.

MA Graphic Design, London College of Communication
PGCLT(HE), Southampton Solent University 

External bodies
Fellow of HEA

Further information

Creative Practitioner and Consultant

2007 - 2013

Marketing and design consultation to companies, B2B and B2C, across a wide range of sectors. While maintaining and promoting over 30 independent blogs, online magazines and websites, designed to market and promote third-party client services and products.

Managing Director


2000 – 2007

Establishing and leading an award-winning full-service advertising and marketing agency in the South West, servicing both local and national clients, from start-up to 15 plus staff spread over studio, marketing, new business development, and a turnover in excess of £500K. Services provided included marketing, graphic design for print, public sector newspapers and national magazines, web design, eCommerce, and database-driven web solutions, as well as outdoor advertising, radio and TV commercials.

Senior Graphic Designer

The Times and The Sunday Times

1986 – 2000

Graphic design and photo editing across the newspapers and magazines within the group.

Taught courses

BA (Hons) Graphic Design

Carve out your career in design across print and digital platforms. Solent gives you freedom to explore your craft in dedicated design studios.