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Designing Britain 1945 - 1975 > From Solving Problems to Selling Product > Author
Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson comes from a background in Furniture Design, having graduated from Middlesex Polytechnic in 1984. He ran his own design business until 1992, specialising in the production of high-value bespoke furniture for domestic and corporate clients.
Completion of a Masters Degree in Design History from Middlesex University in 1995 led to a career change, and since that time he has been a full time lecturer in Higher Education. He has taught at a number of institutions including Central St Martins and Goldsmiths' College and is currently course leader of the Product Design degrees at the Kent Institute of Art and Design.
His research focuses on consumption theory and its relationship to design and craft practice. He has published a number of conference papers on the subject, contributing to Tanya Harrod's Obscure Objects of Desire, and Pamela Johnson's Ideas in the Making. As a lecturer, he is continually looking for innovative ways of incorporating cultural theory into studio based design teaching, and the Designing Britain project will give him an opportunity to further develop these ideas.
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