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Mr Malcolm Jones


Department: Northumbria School of Design

Malcolm JonesMalcolm is currently completing a PhD, full-time, in the School of Design at Northumbria University.

Malcolm has been in practice in the graphic arts since 1975, as a printmaker (1975-1984), a freelance illustrator and designer (1987-present), and design consultant to the high technology sector (1993-2007). Details and portfolio here:

Research Group: Making Sense  

Research Theme: Insights

Supervisor:Professor Gilbert Cockton and Professor Mark Blythe

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  • Design Studies MA Workplay: A design for an ideation sketching tool September 06 2008
  • Design Studies BA June 24 1987

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Malcolm’s research interest is in theoretical support for sketching, ideation and storytelling tools used in designerly activities that are typically undertaken by non-designers. Blog here:

Professional Activity

Malcolm provides support teaching in the Graphic Design BA (Hon) programme at Northumbria. He has tutored graduate programmes at Sunderland University (Design, Multimedia and Graphics; Illustration), and for thirteen years held the position of professor (part-time) at Algonquin College, Ottawa, where he taught art and design courses in both the further education and full-time degree programs (1992-2005). Details here:

Sponsors and Collaborators

Key and long-term Canadian clients have included: Nortel Networks Corporation; IBM/Cognos; Canadian War Museum; Canadian Wildlife Federation; Coca Cola Canada.

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