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Mr Philip Thomas MA Visual Communication

Senior Lecturer and Personal Tutor for Year Two

Tel: +44 (0) 1792 481285

Phil Thomas is the course tutor for the second years and teaches modules across the second and third year modules. He is also involved with our annual ‘Design Week Festival’ and instils quality, skills and creative investigation in all the project briefs. He has developed a selection of collaborative design books with our current students and with our Alumni graduates.

Year Two

  • Visual Enquiry I & II (Experiment & Explore)
  • Corporate Identity (Creative Commercial Viability)
  • Other People's Shoes - The Responsible Designer (Graphic Design as a Force for Good)

Year Three

  • Graduate Portfolio
  • Dissertation Supervision
  • Exhibition within Marketing and Self Promotion

Phil is a Senior Lecturer in Graphic Design. His teaching draws upon seventeen years of commercial design experience, working for a varied, high profile client base including Penguin Books, Ticketmaster, Thomas Telford Ltd., Macmillan Publishing, Nescafé, Renault and The National Youth Music Theatre. He has won a coveted GF Smith Paper – Excellence in Print Award, and continues to work in a freelance capacity.

In parallel with a graphic design career, he has exhibited his paintings in solo and group shows, nationally and internationally.


Phil enjoys drawing upon a lifetime of visual interests and skills, to help students build portfolios that are unique and expressive, whilst still achieving commercial viability.

  • Signs of Life - A Book of Experiments in Word & Image. 2008
  • Swansea Love(s) Letters. 2014
  • Look Book. 2016

Selected contributor to SATnet (Science Art & Technology Network) project in 2008 – a collaboration with multinational pharmaceutical manufacturer Cultech.