Frimodig combines a creative practice in graphic arts with hybrid specialisms in higher education teaching and research. Her key specialisms, underpinned by extensive experience, are: PPD (Personal and Professional Development) for the Creative and Cultural Industries; Curriculum and Course Development; Research in Widening Participation and Student Learning Disability Support.
Frimodig holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education from London Metropolitan University.
Creativity for Socially Engaged Graphic Design at Bangkok International University, Bangkok, Thailand
Role: Lecturer in Creativity for Socially Engaged Graphic Design
This is a project driven course, anchored in social engagement, where individual or small group projects are developed and executed by students. Projects allow a broad range of hands-on studio-created, painting, photo-based image developing processes to be incorporated into digital formats of design. The course enables students to enhance existing design skills: to develop their creativity and imagination, and build confidence in creative experimentation and research techniques around topical issues – trying out a range of visual expressions through found materials fine tuning fundamental techniques such as working through drawing, handmade prints, painting, photography, digital design and mixed media.
What Type Gender was one of the projects for Creativity for Socially Engaged Graphic Design
Students made masks of the type of gender role they most feared to be labeled with, and acted out this role in an everyday scenario of shopping as an intervention. Back in the classroom they used their experience to evaluate the gender roles, designed posters offering an antidote to narrow social roles.
Student work (2013) What Type Gender for Creativity for Socially Engaged Graphic Design
A female student declared in her final outcome, a poster, and the right of women to urinate everywhere as a way to break stereotypical gender roles.
Myths and Realities in the Creative and Cultural Industries at UAL (University of the Arts London) London College of Communication, London, UK
Role: Lecturer in Myths and Realities in the Creative and Cultural Industries
The aim of the module is to debunk the myths surrounding the working environment and practices of the creative industries. Indicative content looks at:
- Creative practitioners: historical and contemporary perspectives
- Art: Useless or Useful – Myth or Reality?
- The myth of the Bohemian
- Class structure and the consumption of creative products
- Branding creativity – politics, industry and a nation’s identity
Saiz, M (2007) Art Chart Copyright owner Manuel Saiz.