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Guest lectures

BU prides itself on our links with industry and our regular guest lectures show that our students have access to real world professionals who work in the areas our students want to work in too.

A Dazzling end to the lecture series.

Creative Director of Dazzle Ship, Alex Donne Johnson provided the closing talk for BU’s Industry Perspective Guest Lecture series. The series, originally set up for BA (Hons) Digital Media Design students has attracted wide interest from other courses including those at MA level. Alex’s session entitled “Design Anything” was inspirational and and focused on how to use a DIY mentality to solve problems. There were equal parts creative insights and technical breakdowns with an emphasis on technology and storytelling.

Alex’s career has spanned: art direction for the James Bond gaming franchise, specialist strategy for various fashion brands linking them to underground music and youth culture, global communication campaigns for Wateraid, and teaching at Swedish design institute ‘Hyper Island’.

Dazzle Ship is a Creative Agency based in London that works at the intersection between design, technology and video. They have a large portfolio of animation, motion graphics, video production and graphic design for clients such as Adidas, Asics, Bloomberg, Wateraid and the Drone Racing League.