Ian Roberts M.Des RCA
Faculty Principal Lecturer
Telephone : 0161 247 1010 or 07837 655014
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Office : Chatham Building / Room 215
Ian studied Industrial Design at the Royal College of Art and has worked as an educator and design consultant for the last twenty five years, is a collector of used and found objects and is a published songwriter.
There has been an emphasis with his design work on not only mass produced domestic consumer products but with those areas that fall between design, art and craft. Clients have included Conran Associates, Greater Manchester Transport, The Prestige Group, Survival International, Amstrad PLC, Boots PLC, Cadbury/Schweppes, United Distillers and Traidcraft.
His work has received awards and recognition including Jeremy Myersons 'Top Product of the Decade' in Design Week. More recent work includes sculptural design and installation for the NHS, widening participation research for the Arts Council and the development of batch produced domestic products with attributes derived from the collection. Academic interest lies within the relationship between craft and design and the artifact as signifier.
Ian joined MMU as a Principal Lecturer and Subject Leader in 1993 to run the BA (Hons) Industrial Design and MA Industrial Design programmes. He instigated the early collaboration between Industrial Design and Wood, Metal ,Ceramics and Glass which led to the development of the current undergraduate and post-graduate Three Dimensional Design programmes. Current responsibilities include Route leader for two MIRIAD masters programmes - MA Three Dimensional Design and the Master of Enterprise which is jointly serviced by MMU and the University of Manchester - and a cross faculty role.