Robert Jackson – is a BA Hons graduate in Fine Art Printmaking of the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland in 2005 and gained his Master’s Degree in Fine Art at DJCAD Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in 2006. From 2007 he worked as a Print Studio Technical Instructor at DCA Dundee Contemporary Art and has been intensively involved in the editions programme at DCA. Robert was awarded a Creative Scotland grant in 2012 to explore eye-tracking as a drawing method within DCA Print Studio and, with Ali Napier, leads the DJCAD Make digital fabrication workshop at the School of Art and Design. His research interests have included digital studies into eye-tracking for print artists with disabilities to re-engage with direct drawing techniques in the recent Impact 8 International Printmaking Conference.
Ali Napier – is responsible, along with Robert Jackson, for DJCAD digital making space, DJCADMake. The space opened in academic year 2014-2015, and gives students access to, and support in – digital fabrication techniques such as 3D print, laser cutting and etching, vinyl cutting and 3D digital modelling. Ali also provides support in microcontroller programming, electronics, interactive development and web technologies, using applications such as Arduino, Processing, Quartz Composer and Adobe CC, and hardware platforms such as Arduino (and its variants), Raspberry Pi and Electric Imp. He has special interests in internet-connected objects and digital timepieces and has provided technical support on several research projects including: Oxfam Curiosity Shop (with Prof. Jon Rogers et al., 2011); AESOP An-Enhanced-Sense-of-place (with Prof. Nigel Johnson, 2013). Ali initially trained as a linguist and then pursued a career in network management before arriving at DJCAD in 2002 to help set up the Interactive Media Design (now Digital Interaction Design) undergraduate program. Ali is also a musician, and has played on and produced several albums. He remains active on the local and Scottish music scene.
Linsey McIntosh – is a part-time Lecturer on the BDes (Hons) Interior Environmental Design programme at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD). She is a designer, educator, and facilitator with a passion for spaces, places, people and communities.
Within DJCAD, Linsey has developed a series of ‘Spaces & Services’ workshops, encouraging interior design students to adopt service design techniques to enhance their spatial design work. She also leads on the RSA Student Design Award projects where students have had regular annual success. Linsey played a critical role in establishing an online presence for GIDE in 2012.
Outwith DJCAD, Linsey specialises in engaging people in the design process to create better experiences and environments in which to live, work and play. In collaboration with kennedytwaddle, she won a Scottish Design Award in 2018 for the V&A Dundee Community Garden, an innovative co-design project to create a world-class public space on Dundee’s regenerating waterfront.
Linsey graduated from DJCAD with a BDes (Hons) in Interior Environmental Design in 2005. She then worked as an interior designer at the award-winning architecture and interior design practice, Nicoll Russell Studios. In 2011, she was awarded an MDes (Distinction) after undertaking the Master of Design for Services course. She gained a PGCert in Teaching in Higher Education in 2015.
Andy Milligan – is Programme Director of Interiors the School of Art & Design DJCAD, University of Dundee and senior lecturer and researcher. Industry experience includes periods at NRS Architects & Interior Designers- (where he was a member of an RIBA Gold medal team), the RIAS-Royal Incorporation for Architects in Scotland and Aitken Turnbull Architects. He has taught at creative institutions in Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Glasgow and Dundee where he is GIDE Coordinator. He is a British Council Venice Fellowship Advisor , a Fellow of the RSA and the Higher Education Academy and in 2019 became a Trustee- leading on internationalisation strategies for IE:Interior Educators– the UK academic network for Interiors. He initiated and co-founded Interiors Forum Scotland [iFS] – with the Glasgow School of Art, Edinburgh College of Art, Napier University and Glasgow Caledonian University, delivered two international conferences and co-edited ‘Interior Tools Interior Tactics: Debates in Interior Theory and Practice’ , and ‘Thinking Inside the Box: A Reader in Interiors for the 21st Century’ . Publications include various papers for GIDE and at HeA/ CEBE on internationalisations, and at Cumulus, IDEC, ELIA and E&PDE conferences. Other works include the International Journal of Co-Design , IDEA Journal,the Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design’ , ‘Interiors Education Futures‘ and in the IE:Studio Journal. Andy’s brought an interior perspective into UK funded research in AHRC projects for FLEX Flexible Dwellings for Extended Living , and ‘SPARKS: Social Parks Urban Green-Space as a Focus for Connecting Communities’ and in environmental behaviour change in the workplace for the EPSRC Building Banter / The Energy Project . Andy is interested in using mise en scène methods to explore new domestic, technological and utopian futures and uses a portmanteau term ‘Domestechtopias’ to conceptually frame this inquiry. He was an HE member of Artworks TRiGGER ‘Developing Practice in Participatory Settings’ Paul Hamlyn Foundation, AHRC Creativity Culture & Education workshops and led the international year 2 Border Crossings project USA, Slovenia, Netherlands colleagues. He has exhibited work in the UK, Canada, Czech Rep, Germany and represented the School of Art & Design in the US, Korea, Canada and China. In 2017 he was the Dundee’s UNESCO representative at the Wuhan Design festival and has led the GIDE Dundee 2012 ‘Design in Action’ workshop the 2019 ‘Mobile Museum’ event. Since 2009 he has been an invited expert at AHRC workshops and was an invited panel member in the British Council’s ‘What’s the Future of Domestic Life?’ event DCA, Dundee 2016. Andy has led successful industry bids for the RIAS Festival of Architecture projects in 2016 and ’17. Andy is an Innovate teaching award Winner at Dundee,
Gary Kennedy- is a recent national award winner for the Scottish Design Awards 2018 for the V&A Dundee Community Garden project with interior lecturer Linsey McIntosh. He originally trained as a civil engineer, studied on the undergraduate Interiors programme in Dundee and gained his MA at the Royal College of Arts Architecture & Interiors programme. He is a passionate and committed design practitioner with extensive experience within the creative industries. He is Director and co-founder of the Interiors Architectural practice, Kennedy Twaddle, which was established in London in 2000 and has set up a Dundee branch of the practice in 2009. In a highly competitive London design scene, Gary and Kennedy Twaddle have been the focus of a substantial article in Blueprint (May 2008), that acknowledges the practice as amongst the leading young design groups in the UK. They have also been featured in the book ‘Architects Sketchbooks’ (2011) along with Sir Norman Foster and Wil Alsop published by Thames and Hudson. Gary worked for Tom Dixon and was tutored at the RCA by Nigel Coates, Zaha Hadid, David Adjaye, Eva Jiricna, Alex De Rijke (dRMM), Urban Salon, Muf Architects, FAT Architects and Ron Arad. He has an extensive background in the creative industries across a range of disciplines in designing built and virtual environments from interior design, exhibition design, architecture, film making, furniture design, to drawing and painting. Gary and Kennedy Twaddle are recognised for the very distinctive position they occupy as talented Interior graduates competing with architectural practices, and is a very productive studio with an exciting folio of projects. His published papers include the GIDE publication, ‘Design for Innovative Communities’, ‘Interior Futures 11, Libri in 2012
Malcolm Cheyne –is a gifted furniture designer and craftsman who also provides technical and workshop support to Interior Environmental Design 3D making across all levels of the programme, from furniture design, model-making workshops to installation. He designed the seat for the visit of the Dali Lama in a recent visit to Dundee and now leads the wood workshops on behalf of the School of Art and Design, DJCAD, University of Dundee and continues to play a central role in supporting the annual Interiors degree show and presence at national interior exhibitions. Malcolm has made an invaluable contribution to the on-going development of object making for Interior Environmental Design and has been involved in leading and supporting GIDE workshops in Mechelen- working with designers from Vaxjo, Sweden 2012, in Ljubljana 2013 and in Magdeburg 2018. Malcolm runs his own cabinet making and furniture practice.