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Jane Hackett

Lecturer in Graphic Design

Jane began her career as a graphic designer for the Advertising and Communications Division of PA Consulting Group. She worked on high-profile accounts, including M&S, British Gas and British Aerospace, producing advertising, brochures, direct marketing and branding. In 1994 she co-founded Creative Company, a full-service design agency that has established itself as a leading independent firm that devises and executes multi-level design solutions. Jane's extensive client list includes brands and organisations such as Crayola, the Forestry Commission, Pied à Terre and Affinitus.

Jane continues her design practice alongside her academic career. She combines her practical and theoretical knowledge of traditional analogue print solutions alongside digital applications such as web design, motion graphics and videography for the ever-evolving digital landscape. Jane is currently investigating the dynamics between client and designer to understand how professional design relationships with well-crafted creative briefs and subsequent solutions can provide a successful return on investment.

Jane has worked at various educational institutions, including Course Leader for Suffolk New College's pre-degree Art & Design Foundation Studies course. She joined the University of Suffolk in 2017 and is committed to developing students' work-related learning and employability.