Mr Roger Dunstan
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School of Design Communication and IT
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Mr Roger Dunstan is a Lecturer in Visual Communication Design at the University of Newcastle. His key research interest centres on the teaching and development of traditional letterpress printing techniques. More specifically, he is interested in the use of this traditional printing method in conjunction with digital technologies, and encourages student participation in the experimentation of these graphic techniques.
He is currently in talks with another US-based academic to incorporate letterpress printing into contemporary design education, especially in the face of the complete digitisation of printing processes. This is to ensure that students acquire a diverse skillset encompassing both traditional and digital printing techniques.
Additionally, with his vast industry experience as a designer and creative director at various advertising agencies, Mr Dunstan understands that there is not just one solution to a problem, which is something he aims to convey to his students. He currently teaches into the courses related to advertising and oversees the final year design folios.
- Diploma of Art & Design, Caulfield Institute of Technology, 1976
- Graphic Arts
I am particularly interested in the teaching of design principles through the use of letterpress technology using a recently restored copy of a Columbian press and incorporating digital technology and student interaction.
I consult with another academic in the US who is also interested in Letterpress technology in contemporary design education
Fields of Research
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Coordination of Year 3 major study and Advertising Design
- Advertising /Design
My main focus is the teaching of both Design and Design for Advertising and to investigate ways in which the developement of high end creative strategies and solutions may be taugt to effect amongst undergraduate students of Design and Advertising