Mike Moran


Personal Summary

A committed lecturer and creative with over 10 years of teaching experience in a diverse array of creative subjects teaching students from various social and cultural backgrounds. Versatile with constructive and fun teaching methods that promote a stimulating learning environment.


Career History



Open University, Milton Keynes 2011 - current

Associate Lecturer

U101 Design thinking: Creativity for the 21st century. The module looks at common principles of design and ways of thinking that lead to ideas and creative solutions.


T317 Innovation: designing for change: The module goes beyond innovation for commercial advantage to consider how, through responsible design, innovation can contribute to the development of a more sustainable future.


Involved in assessing students course work and giving feedback.

Providing mentoring, advice and support to students on a personal level through online systems and at day schools.

Delivery of course content, leading discussions and encouraging debate both online and during day schools.


Bath Spa University, 2014 - current

Visiting lecturer

BA Graphics Communication

Video Production Project Term 2 Students create a tile sequence based around a given theme.


Studio Practice Project Term 3 Students create a short animation based around a given narrative.


Preparing project material and delivery of content. Providing mentoring, advice and support to students on a personal level. Assessing students project work and providing feedback


Western Computers, 2014

Two-day short course in After Effects delivered to professionals in the media and creative industries.


University of South Wales, Newport 2011 - 2015

External Examiner

Foundation Degree in Digital Photography and Community Reporting Modules.


City of Bath College, Bath, 2003 - 2014

Course leader/ lecturer

Foundation Degree in Digital Design.

Modules taught: Historical and Contextual Analysis, Photography, Digital Manipulation and Video Production.


Course lecturer/ tutor

BTEC Media publishing


City of Bath College, Bath, 1995 - 2003

Media Technician.


Forum Arts Centre, Bristol 1989 - 1995

Arts Technician.



As a freelance Illustrator 1989 - current

As a photomontage illustrator I have been widely published in contemporary computer graphics and illustration magazines worldwide including Computer Arts Magazine.

Exhibited widely in London, Bristol, Manchester, Slovenia and selected twice for the International Digital Art Exhibition in Australia.


Selected clients:

Hodder and Stoughton, IPC International, Oxford University Press. New Scientist, The Orion Publishing Group, The New Internationalist, TBWA Milan, BBC Music Magazine, Time Warner, Newhall Publishing, CTP Caxton South Africa, Pardoe Blacker Publishers, Precept Design Consultants, HHL Publishing, Planet 3 Publishing Network, The London Underground, G & J of the UK, Zero 2 Design, 102 Advertising, The National Magazine Company, Freestone Design Consultants and Director Publications.


As a video producer 2003 - current

Co-owner of Particle Productions, an independent video production company specializing in internet marketing and environmental film making.


Selected clients:

Soil Association, Illuminate Bath, CADFEM, The British Society of Soil Science and The Cabot Institute.


Education History

City of Bath College 2003 - 2004


Teacher training, Certificate in FE Teaching Stage 1.

Teacher training, Certificate in FE Teaching Stage 2.


University of the West of England, Bristol 2006-2009


MA Fine Art.


North Staffordshire Polytechnic, Stoke on Trent 1983 - 1986


Degree in Multidisciplinary Design.


Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design 1981 - 1983


Diploma in Art and Design.



The motivating theme of creative practice stems from how animals are worshiped and represented as artifacts. What interests in me is the thinking behind the worship and reverence that was held for these animals and how this has been lost. Visually as an artist I find the damaged and disfigurement beguiling and questionable. The years of damage either deliberate or by accident etched on the surfaces of these artefacts is often seen as a norm, they are old the level of damage is appropriate. There seems to be and expect balance between what is noticeable and tolerated damage and what is not. For me there is a link to be made here that echoes the current thinking around environmental damage and the current think that views the natural world as something to be visited and used and not cherished. It seems that a norm has developed that makes environmental damage tolerated and a given.


What is developing form these observations, is a series of drawings, photographs and films that are a form of study on these themes, created images that could be seen as part of this process of worship but also looking closely at ever scratch, chip and missing leg.



2015- Black Swan Arts Open, Frome



‘27kilos’ a multi media installation visualizing the amount of CO2 an average person in the UK emits each day.


2007 - Hotbath Gallery, Bath.

2006 - University of the West of England MA show, Bristol.


‘Waiting for’ a multi media installation about the situation asylum seekers find themselves while awaiting a decision from the Home Office.


2005 - The Pierian Center, Bristol.

2004 - Max10, Falmouth.

2004 - Slack Video, Hull.

2004 - The Angel Gallery, Islington, London.

2004 - The Stroud House Gallery, Stroud.



2004 - Particle Hotel, Projections, Ashton Court festival.

1993 - Projections, Critical Mass, Trinity Studios and Watershed, Bristol.

1992 - Projections, Performance, Jamaica Street Studios, Bristol.

1991 - Projections, Pop God live event, Fleece and Firkin, Bristol

1990-1994 - Projections, Thekla, Bristol.


Illustration Exhibitions:

2009 - Et in arcadia ego, St Pauls Crypt, Bristol.

2008 - Nazionale d’Arte Digitale, Strada Monterotondo, Italy.

2008 - Palimpsest, Widcombe Studios, Bath.

2008 - Two in One, International Mini Print Exhibition, Roennebaeksholm Arts and Culture Centre, Naestved, Denmark.

2007 - CADFEM, Munich, Germany.

2007 - Turning the Tide on Climate Change, Portsmouth.

2007 - Group of 13, Bath Fringe, Bath.

2007 - Group of 13, The Basement Gallery, Bristol.

2006 - Landmarks III, Lowood Gallery, Armathwaite.

2004 - Real Art for Real People, The Conningsby Gallery, London.

2004 - Australian International Festival of Photography exhibition, Sydney, Australia.

2004 - Digital to Analogue, Boston Tea Party, Bristol.

2004 - International Digital Art Exhibition, Melbourne, Australia.

2003 - Fusion Show, Gallery 47, London.

2003 - Illumination, Debut Art Illustrators Show, The Conningsby Gallery, London.

2003 - International Digital Art Exhibition, Melbourne, Australia.

2002 - Pixxelpoint, International Computer Art Festival, City Gallery Nova, Gorica, Slovina.

2002 - Photosynthesis, Harrow Arts Centre, London.

2002 - 13 Voyages, Il Bordello, Bristol.

1996 - Souvenirs, Happening Gallery, Bristol.