Tim Fransen is a Technical Tutor in Web Publishing & Design at LSBU. He is an experienced graphic designer specialising in software, hardware and systems associated with web and print-based media design and production.

He delivers bespoke, technical workshops on a range of courses in the School of Arts and Creative Industries as well as Engineering, enabling students and staff to develop digital skills and realise practical projects – such as portfolio websites, online publications and print media.

He has a long-standing interest and involvement in web technologies, open-source solutions and learning technologies which intersects with design practice, active teaching and research communities. He is currently developing an online ‘Social Learning Space’ to support collaborative learning and also coordinates, advises and supports a range of research and enterprise initiatives.

Recent freelance projects include producing an open-access high-resolution version of a historic Map of Essex and ongoing work as web designer and editorial board member for the International Journal of Motorcycle Studies. Additionally, he provides design, editorial and photographic services as well as digital media support, consultation and training for clients such as HealthWatch, The Little Sparta Trust, Magdalen College Oxford, Trust Links and UNISON.

Alongside freelance design activity, he has worked within a creative industries educational context for 28 years in governance, academic, coordinator and technical support positions. He holds an MA in Graphic Design with distinction from University of the Arts London and is currently working toward Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA).

Additionally, he is an associate researcher at the Centre for the Study of the Networked Image and member of the university’s Board of Governors, Academic Board and Sustainability Steering Group.