Nigel Turner

Senior Lecturer

Digital, Tech, Innovation & Business

Senior Lecturer for the BA(Hons) Automotive & Transport Design course (ATD) and the Product, Furniture, Ceramics (PFC) courses at Staffordshire University. I also work as a freelance design consultant offering a range of services in product design, graphic design, product development and brand licensing. In my spare time I am a semi-professional artist working oils and acrylics covering landscapes and portraiture, I'm currently represented by two galleries in London.

I have over 20 years’ experience as a designer for many well-known brands, in particular working for 10 years at Michelin Tyre Plc as a Product Development Manager for their global licensing division. I have also designed luxury homoewsre and accessories for Royal Doulton, Wedgwood, Jeff Banks, Pringle of Scotland, the Oneida Group, & Aspreys of London.

Academic qualifications

  • MA(RCA) Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery – Royal College of Art
  • BA(Hons) 3D Design – Sheffield Hallam University


Ideation, Sketching, design and product development, Adobe Creative Suite, Alias, Blender, Solidworks, Keyshot, graphics design, branding, product design, metalwork, silversmithing, painting.


Senior Lecturer across 2 undergraduate courses, teaching all 3 year groups, and superviser for MAnS postgraduate students.

in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021