Resume

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Jo Giddens is a practising Artist and Printmaker with a passion to make word inspired artworks embracing traditional print techniques and Letterpress; a Fashion Designer, a Pattern-maker and a Graphic Designer specialising in Photography, Typography, and Publication Design.

 

Employment history

 

2021- now 

Creative Director, The VC Press, Whanganui, New Zealand.

2018-2021 

Administrator, Whanganui Regional Museum, Whanganui.

2015-2018

Designer and Production manager, MDesign Ltd, Packaging and Interiors, Wanganui.

Self Employed, Creative Director, The VC Press, Whanganui, New Zealand.

2002-14 

Senior Lecturer, Whanganui School of Design.  

also in  2010 Acting Programme Leader and in 2009 Programme Coordinator

1999-2001

Tutor, Fashion Communication Degree, Wanganui Regional Community Polytechnic.

1986-1999

Tutor, Fashion Department, Massey University Wellington. (previously WellingtonPolytechnic) 

1993-94

Design and production, Part time, Martyn Smith Couture, Newtown, Wellington.

1986

Self employed, Creative director, Bareskinne Leather Design.

 

1984-85

Production manager and Designer, Leod Hais Menswear, Wellington.

+ Qualifications and experience

2017- –Art Print Residence, Areyns De Munt, Spain. Print residency 12–16 June 2017 and also workshop of Mokuhanga (Japanese wood block), by Prof. April Volimer 19–23 June 2017      

2008-present       

Practising printmaker and member of PCANZ [Print Council Aotearoa New Zealand]

 

2002-08

Pivot Magazine, Creative Director and Editor - six issues and the website.

 

2002-05 

Master of Design, Whanganui School of Design and University of Waikato.

 

1999-01

Post Grad Diploma of Graphic Design, Whanganui School of Design and University of Waikato.

 

1987-89

Certificate of Tertiary Teaching, TEC. 

1982-83 

Clothing and Textiles Diploma, Wellington Polytechnic, Fashion School.