About Me

I teach and research in the fields of design, communication and media. I am currently embarking on an AHRC funded PhD at Loughborough Design School that examines the pedagogy of User Experience (UX) Design.

I'm also an Associate Lecturer at London College of Communication teaching on Innovative Methods, Technological Futures and Final Project modules. Other educational appointments include: Fellow of the Higher Education Academy; external examiner for University of West London and Northampton University.

My writing has been published in the Journal of Communication Design, the journal of Cultural Politics and I have peer-reviewed for Convergence journal.

Previously I worked as a freelance and in-house designer for a range of agencies and clients in London including: Adjaye Associates, Moving Brands, Nokia, Laurence King Publishing and The Architecture Foundation.

I just about survived an MRes in Arts and Cultural Research at University of Brighton and an MA in Design with Teaching and Learning from Kingston University. Going back a few more years, I studied on the BA (Hons) Design Studies programme at Goldsmiths.

I also work as an unpaid butler to a small spaniel.

james [at] jamesbranch.co.uk