Mr Stuart Poynton

Position: Lecturer in Design

College: College of Arts

Department: Art and Design

Subject area: Art and Design

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Lecturer in Design with specialisms in motion graphics, animation and moving image.

Teaching responsibilities

Teaching into the following programmes: BA (Hons) Graphic Design, BA (Hons) Animation, BA (Hons) Illustration,BA (Hons) Computer Games Modelling both as module leader and core teaching team.

Professional interests

My background is in 2D and 3D motion graphic design and video post-production and I've contributed to projects such as music videos and produced titles for films such as The Gloaming directed by independent film makers John Bradburn and Andrew Paton and funded by Screen West Midlands.

I've contributed to all three issues of The Observatory publication, submitting work entitled 'Beige' 'Vermillion Border' and '172 Tangerine'.

I also have an active interest in moving image and motion graphics and I'm currently investigating ways to use new technologies to move animation and motion graphics off traditional formats such as TV screens and computer monitors.

Research interests

Experimental techniques in creating moving image. 3D projection Mapping. Geometric and mathematical pattern.
Member of the Design and Visual Communication research group at the University of Derby. Currently, this research focuses on using traditional animation techniques with new techniques such as video projection mapping, which can turn virtually any surface into a dynamic video display. I've also been involved in recent projects where some of these techniques have been utilised in live theatre, where animation has augmented the performances on stage, and in promotional installations. I intend to further this research to incorporate interaction from the viewer or performer, which in turn will manipulate graphic and audio elements in real time.

Membership of professional bodies

Fellow in the Higher Education Academy


  • BA (Hons) Graphic Design, University of Derby
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Higher and Professional Education, University of Staffordshire

Recent publications

Contributor to "Beige", "Vermillion" and "Tangerine", published by The Observatory, an imprint of the Visual Communication Research Group.

Experience in industry

Lecturer in Film and Video Post-Production on BSc Film Production Technology
Staffordshire University
2005-2008 (3 years) Beaconside Campus, Stafford

Motion Graphic Designer
Thin Ice Media
2003 - 2005 (2 years) Stone, Staffordshire

New Media Designer
DRP Group
2000 - 2003 (3 years)

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