John is a UK based graphic designer, educator and researcher. He’s worked and freelanced in a number of high profile design studios for clients such as Sony, Nike, Toshiba, SAP and the BBC. Throughout his work John enjoys playing with ideas, mediums and process, resulting in a broad portfolio of work and outcomes. He has a deep interest in User Experience (UX) within the context of education and practice.
John is Course Director for Visual Communication at Staffordshire University and is completing a PhD with the working title of ‘Effects of User Interface on the Human Lived Experience’. He has an MA in Sustainable Graphic Communication, awarded with distinction and a first class BA (Hons) Degree in Graphic Design. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and in the past was Programme leader for MA Digital Media at University of Worcester and taught visual communication at Newcastle College and Stafford College.
Professional memberships and activities
Fellow - Higher Education Academy
International Society of Type Designers
Editorial Design Organisation
GDEN - Graphic Design Educators Network member
European Association of Communications Agencies (EDCOM)
PhD – Current. 'Effects of user Interface on the Human Lived Experience. Current
MA Sustainable Graphic Communication (Distinction) 2013
BA Hons Graphic Design (First Class) 2007
PgCHPE (Distinction) 2016
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2016
Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability Announced
Institute for Environmental Studies Amsterdam. Conference on economic, cultural, Social and Sustainability conference. 2021
Canterbury Christ Church University. Fierce Urgency of Now Conference, 2020
Manchester Metropolitan University. Sustainability within the Curriculum Conference 2017
Staff Research Conference: Staffordshire University, 2017
HEA education for sustainability Conference. Plymouth 2015
Keele University Student Activism Conference 2014
Keele Student Sustainability Conference 2013.
International design and sustainability conference Hiroshima, Japan 2013
Enterprise and commercial interests
Active Industry networker, developing internship and placement opportunities for undergraduates.
Freelance designer - John Hudson
Graphic Design and Illustration
HUDSON, John (2013) A Green Light for Change: Evolving visual communication curriculum to encourage student led activism. In: Student Action for Sustainability Conference. 29th-30thOctober 2013, Keele University.
HUDSON, John (2013) The Future of the Responsible Designer. In: Ninth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic, and Social Sustainability, 23-25 January 2013, Hiroshima, Japan.
HUDSON, John (2012) Can Graphic Design Save The World. Computer Arts, 204. pp. 30-31. ISSN 1360-5372
HUDSON, John (2012) Responsible Designer. In: Typo Berlin - International Design Talks 'Sustain', 18.05.12, Berlin, Germany.
HUDSON, John (2012) Twenty Four Six. In: 24/6. http://notonsunday.com/ , London England, pp. 23-24.
HUDSON, John (2011) Ubiquitous Learning Conference. Berkeley California – Using
Technology to embed responsible learning methods.
International Perspectives on Art and Design Pedagogy. Leeds University October (2010). ?
Creative Review Blog Feature: (2010). Project entitled ‘Litmus’
2nd International Design Conference: 'Sustainability & Responsibility in Pedagogy’, conference Plymouth attended January 2014