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
Creative Director, The VC Press, Whanganui, New Zealand and currently Administrator, Whanganui Regional Museum, Whanganui.
Designer and Production manager, MDesign Ltd, Packaging and Interiors, Wanganui.
Self Employed, Creative Director, The VC Press, Whanganui, New Zealand.
Senior Lecturer, Whanganui School of Design.
also in 2010 Acting Programme Leader and in 2009 Programme Coordinator
Tutor, Fashion Communication Degree, Wanganui Regional Community Polytechnic.
Tutor, Fashion Department, Massey University Wellington. (previously WellingtonPolytechnic)
Design and production, Part time, Martyn Smith Couture, Newtown, Wellington.
Self employed, Creative director, Bareskinne Leather Design.
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
Practising printmaker and member of PCANZ [Print Council Aotearoa New Zealand]
Pivot Magazine, Creative Director and Editor - six issues and the website.
Master of Design, Whanganui School of Design and University of Waikato.
Post Grad Diploma of Graphic Design, Whanganui School of Design and University of Waikato.
Certificate of Tertiary Teaching, TEC.
Clothing and Textiles Diploma, Wellington Polytechnic, Fashion School.