hello!

 

I’m a graphic designer and historian based in Nottingham, and have taught  at Lincoln University. I enjoy taking on design and historical problems of various kinds. In the past this has included subjects such as housing, architectural history, urban development, historic building conservation, consultancy, sustainable transport and teaching. When it comes to graphic design I’ve worked on publications, websites, branding, maps, icons, illustrations and presentations. So if you need any help with this sort of thing then just say hello.

 

Email

  • chrismatthews82@gmail.com

 

employment

 

Senior Lecturer in Graphic Design

  • Module co-ordinator and lead for the design strand of the media production course. Responsible for redesigning course content and materials, ensuring coherence throughout all levels of the design strand and appointing guest lecturers such as Ken Garland and Adrian Shaughnessy
  • Full time
  • 2015 – Present

 

Lecturer in Graphic Design

  • Teaching graphic design across all levels for a media production course with a cohort of 150-200 students per year. Responsible for delivering workshops, tutorials and marking.
  • HPL & Part Time
  • 2011 – 2015

 

Graphic Designer, Loughborough College

  • Visual communication for a higher education college. Designed websites, posters, adverts, booklets, brochures, folders and websites for a variety of different departments within the college.
  • Full time & part time
  • 2008 – 2011

 

Graphic Designer & Historian

  • See below for examples of work.
  • Self employed
  • 2005 – Present

 

education

 

PG Cert in Design for Visual Communication

  • London College of Communication
  • Distinction 90%
  • 2010

 

HND in Multimedia Design

  • South Notts College.
  • Distinction
  • 2008

 

MA in English Local History

  • The University of Leicester
  • 2005

 

BA (Hons) in History

  • The University of Leicester.
  • 2.1 & W.H. Brock Prize for Best Dissertation 87%
  • 2003

 

publications

 

Homes & Places: A History of Nottingham’s Council Housing

  • C. Matthews & D. Lucas
  • Nottingham City Homes, 2016

 

Cities of the North

  • A. Jones & C. Matthews,
  • Five Leaves Publishing, 2016

 

The Meaning of Concrete for Interwar Nottingham

  • C. Matthews
  • Journal of Architecture, 2015

Boots: The Modern Factory

  • A. R. Hales & C. Matthews,
  • C20: Magazine of the Twentieth Century Society, March 2015

 

Towns in Britain

  • A. Jones & C. Matthews,
  • Five Leaves Publishing, 2014

 

extracurricular


Chair of the Twentieth Century Society East Midlands regional group

  • The Twentieth Century Society is a registered charity which campaigns to preserve and educate about good Twentieth Century architecture and design. Regional chairs have a responsibility to liaise with the casework officer on the latest conservation news within the region and organise events such as talks and tours.
  • Twitter & MailChimp
  • 2015 – Present

 

events

 

Leicester Modernism & Leicester Pluralism

  • Tour, 2015

Space, Hope & Brutalism with Elain Harwood

  • Talk, 2015

A Biography of Ian Nairn with Gilian Darley

  • Talk, 2016

Boots the Modern Factory

  • Tour, 2016

Derby: Engineering the Twentieth Century

  • Tour, 2017

 

Parks, Council Estates & Essex, with Travis Elborough

  • Conference, 2017