Jason's teaching role encourages the design iteration process and the manipulation of given architectural spaces with a strong underpinning ethos of structured detailing and fabrication together with technical skills and a principal knowledge of space, planning, colour, materials and finishes. Jason is also Course Leader for UCLan's BA (Hons) Interior Design Course and internal examiner for partners in HBU in China and Hugh Baird College Being active in Knowledge Transfer, Jason believes that these aspects of his work/research are important for both the University and the students creating industrial links, contacts and placements and the development of fabrication construction and material awareness/knowledge.
Jason trained as a furniture designer before undertaking his MA in Interior Design. This led him into Retail Design where he worked for several multi-national companies, developing their brand identity through contemporary point of sale environments. His personal research interests are in construction, fabrication and manipulation of materials. Jason's personal research interests which, underpin and continue to develop the course at UCLan is in the commercial links between the University and Industry. He has established several live projects which, has involved the students in competitions to design and work for clients in real-life situations. This has helped to increase the profile of both the Interior Design course, the University and departmental projects. He continues to undertake design projects as a practising designer and enjoys developing designs for furniture. He believes that this aspect of his work is important for both the University and himself and puts the concept of design into perspective for the students.