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Tess Baxter

Graphic design, visual art and researchLancaster, United Kingdom
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Tess Baxter

Graphic design, visual art and researchLancaster, United Kingdom
About me
Most my life, I have circulated around creativity, photography, visual arts, film, writing and publishing, in different ways. I have just submitted a PhD in Contemporary Art which looks at these, and included practice using video, printmaking and a published book as well as the thesis. My ability to is to work across different areas, or disciplines, and bring different ideas together and to communicate those with people with different backgrounds. This all came from my history of writing and photography and my publications on how and why people cook and the link to landscape and history.
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Projects credited in
  • Materiality International Online Group ShowOnline exhibition exploring materiality within contemporary art. 34 international emerging, studying, and established artists featured in this show. Handrews648.wixsite.com/materiality
Work history
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    Writer and photographer, design and publishingDane Stone Publishing
    Ulverston LA12, UKFreelance
    My own business, built on the opportunities available with the newly released Adobe Creative Suite. Established a range of products for commercial print, in an industry that was increasingly digitising. Formerly full-time, now occasional book sales and freelance work. • Publication of two books, one still in print. The original 200 postcard designs were withdrawn 2014, when many of the long established bigger companies were also backing out due to changes in holiday patterns, postage costs and mobile adoption. • Establishing a library of early 20th century community cookbooks, and cataloguing the recipes. Researching food and local history. • Photographing locations and food for the publications. • Graphic design for the postcards and books using Adobe (I have now switched to Affinity who have done what Adobe promised but never quite achieved). Maintaining websites (Wordpress), and backed up catalogued storage system for photographs and records. • Marketing and sales, and customer (retail and trade) and supplier relations. Book-keeping, quotes and contracts, correspondence and e-mail, stock control and purchasing decisions.
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    Postgraduate Teaching AssistantLancaster University
     - Lancaster, United KingdomPart Time
    Preparing seminar material. Conducting seminars with first year undergraduates in Media and Communication Studies, plus one-to-one office time and response to questions by email. Marking and providing feedback on essays and marking exams.
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Skills
  • Printmaking
  • Video Art
  • Photography
  • Writing
  • Research
  • Graphic Design
  • Publishing
  • Publication Design
Education
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    PhDLancaster University
    Lancaster, United Kingdom
    Practice based PhD in Contemporary Art
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    MA (Distinction)University of Manchester
     - Manchester, United Kingdom
    Gender, Sexuality and Culture
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