About — The University of Huddersfield: Crim Collective founded in 2006 by BA(Hons) Graphic Design, Course Leader Paul Heys and led by Graphic Design graduate Jonathan Lindley is a University based, student cooperative leading national and international design projects. The collective has a pedagogical focus in developing an academic and industry integrated experience, highlighting innovative learning techniques in an attempt to challenge the way art and design related subjects are taught. This offers a series of non-assessable workshop experiences and together with noted industry-led practitioners encourages a greater understanding of the individual and collective creative practice.
The intent of the collective is to create a positive working environment and promote studio culture, with a reinforcing of student ownership. The collective champion students and staff within the School of Art, Design and Architecture to communicate through adapted principles of design learning, working along side industry and alumni — engaging with a community beyond the course. ‘Crim’ acts as a support mechanism, encouraging the student to connect with ever-growing global design community, offering the highest level of practice based learning.
To date the Crim are an internationally noted collective producing work for galleries, bars, fashion boutiques, film and festivals. It also supports national and international educational programmes celebrating integrated art and design practice.
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CRIM — ‘Crim’ is an acronym for the BA(Hons) Creative Imaging subject area underpinning BA(Hons) Advertising Design, BA(Hons) Graphic Design and BA(Hons) Illustration between 1996 — 2008. The name was reviewed and held in respect of the co founders and students who had worked within the collective pre 2009. Crim is now underwritten by BA(Hons) Communication Design subject area in conjunction with BA(Hons) Graphic Design at the University of Huddersfield.
Crim Collective are funded through the University of Huddersfield, external parties and commissions and are a non-profit collective who support collectivity in design and co-creative engagement in Higher Education.
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