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1. THE APPLICATION
• Please read the job description. If you have not received it, find it at www.khib.no or
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• Please write an application where you describe your qualifications in relation to the
requirements listed as important for the position, including a description of your
intentions and objectives for the six-year period. Enclose an updated CV.
• Please fill in the enclosed application form.
2. DOCUMENTATIONAL MATERIAL
• On the basis of the above, applicants are asked to submit a documented, extensive
overview of their artistic activities and all other activities of relevance to the position,
including examples of artistic documentation.
• The documentation must include a complete list of all enclosures. Documentation of
artistic and technical activity in the form of single copies of slides etc. Written
material such as articles, compendiums etc. should be submitted in four copies.
• Digital material will only be considered if submitted in the following standard formats:
Material Medium Format Notes
Presentations CD pdf Converted to Acrobat pdf
Video DVD Must have been tested on PC or
Mac, as external DVD players are
Images CD jpg Write only the actual image files
tif to the CD, not the album or
presentation from e.g. Photoshop
Audio CD Audio CD Must be written as audio CD, not
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Last Name / Family Name: Price First Name(s): Steven Title: Mr
Winter Cottage, 4 Medina Grove, London (until October 19th)
Fredrick Meltzers gate 11B, Bergen 5007, Norway (from October 20th)
Post Code: N7 7JZ
Number: 0044 207 609 7331 Evening:
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0044 7971 207
General & Further Education
School / College / University / Qualifications Obtained Grades / Levels and
Professional Body Dates Obtained
Central Saint Martins MA Communication Design Pass with Merit
Nottingham Trent University BA Honours Graphic Design Pass with Distinction
Kent Institute of Art & Design Foundation Merit
Longfield Upper School A Level 1 x A, B, C
Longfield Upper School GCSE 2 x A, 4 x B, 3 x C
Experience including teaching experience
I have been a practicing designer for eleven years. In that opening sentence is the clue: practicing. You are
only as good as your last project, and you are quickly looking for, or starting your next. There are no given
solutions, no formulaʼs that you can apply to each and every client or brief and this is what I love about being a
designer. Of those eleven years I have spent eight of them working for myself. It has provided me with a ﬂexible
life, exciting collaborations, travel around the globe and opportunities that would perhaps never have transpired
if my ninth grade Art teacher hadnʼt pulled me aside and told me I was good at art; so I have a teacher to thank
for my career!
From that moment, aged 14, I have happily dedicated my adult life to being creative. Iʼve created work I am
hugely proud of, some work Iʼll never admit too, made some money, spent it, made mistakes and trie to learn
from them, made friends and made decisions that have unquestionably affected where I am today. I have
worked (and continue to work) with a variety of clients from different sectors of commerce and industry.
I have specialise in art direction and design across all forms off communication media because I believe that
a designers core abilities and process of thought apply to any medium, regardless of their speciality. I have
actively pursued new challenges presented to me by technology, software and one thing remains crucial to my
design methodology and approach; does it communicate? Can the message be made simpler?
Design has been a passion of mine, and remains so. I enjoy exploring other avenues including non-
commercial work (www.thisisdemocrazy.com). Recently I have revisited screenprinting and was invited to
exhibit my own solo show as well as having work shown in three other exhibitions. My print work has so far
been accepted in to three published books due out in 2010.
Film has always been a big interest of mine. I am currently working on a music video treatment for a band
called Notes, as well as other aspirations I have for ﬁlm including a screenplay for a short-ﬁlm called ʻEverything
I love writing and enjoy writing my blog (www.designweak.com). Ofﬂine I am co-writing a novel called ʻTwo
Sidesʼ. The process of writing this book is the interesting part. My writing partner and I adhere to strict rules: 1.
we are not allowed to discuss what direction the story is going, 2. we write our section and pass it on with no
other information, 3. the recipient then writes and sends it back, 4. we can discuss what has been written, but
cannot amend it in any way (apart from grammatical edits). It is a great process that I created to help constantly
keep the story fresh, and evolving.
I have also always loved teaching, because teaching at higher education level is about discussion,
guidnace, advising and sharing inspirations. The ﬁrst workshop I ran at Nottingham Trent University was a
motion graphics project. One student had never even thought about this medium and enjoyed it so much that he
now works at Pixar in Los Angeles. I donʼt take credit for this, but knowing that I had a small part to play is
incredibly humbling. I provided more detailed examples of my teaching experience in the accompanying pdf:
I have run many workshops at Nottingham Trent University, the briefs covered various mediums such as
motion graphics, identity and brand awareness campaigns. I have given talks and seminars at Central Saint
Martins, Birmingham University, The London College of Communications (LCC) and Winchester Arts School.
At KHiB I have run two workshops in 2007 and 2008. These workshops were intended to give the students a
small insight in to commercial reality. Not just about developing great concepts, but how to deliver and present
them. How to communicate with clients, how to prepare budgets and project schedules as well as working to
realistic timeframes, deliberating over and making conscious decisions about projects based on factual
information that they were responsible for ﬁnding out. The briefs for these and all my other teaching
experiences can be found in the document titled, ʻStevePrice_teaching.pdfʼ.
In Malaysia 2007 I was invited out there to teach at KBU. I worked with a group of some twenty students
who were all from the S.E Asia area. The results were fantastic, as well as the food!
Which brings me on to my other keen interest; cooking. Before, during and some time after my Bachelor
degree I worked as a chef in a french restaurant. Since then Iʼve always loved cooking, and inparticular; baking
cakes. Iʼm in the process of researching the possibility of opening my own Cupcake shop called MorMor!
Important exhibitions (please see ‘StevePrice_Exhibitions.pdf)
In the last year I made the decision to return to screen-printing for a number of reasons. I wanted to get my
hands dirty, really dirty again. I also had a whole range of non-commercial work that I wanted to ʻget off my
chestʼ under the title ʻDemocrazyʼ; www.thisisdemocrazy.com
I ﬁrst created a poster entitled ʻKeep Spending and Stay in Debtʼ; a modern day take on a British, World War
Two classic that read ʻKeep Calm and Carry onʼ; a poster commissioned by King George in 1939 to be used in
the event that the Naziʼs invade. Thankfully they didnʼt and this poster remained largely unknown about until
recently last year. By which time Iʼd already made my modern-day twist which was spotted and featured by
Design Week magazine.
Shortly after that article I was invited to show the poster in its full range (printed in black, gold, silver and
bronze) at an big exhibition called Afﬂuenza.
Following on from Afﬂuenza I was offered my ﬁrst solo show in in Whitechapel, the creative hub in Londonʼs
east end, at a private gallery called NO:ID. Here I showed my recent range screen-prints called ʻDemocracy
Two Point Zeroʼ. A collection of twenty sociopolitical screen-prints that aimed to question, comment, celebrate or
pay homage too our bankers, world leaders, pop stars and social networking platforms alike.
Most recently this collection has been shown at London's ʻThe Hubʼ in Kings Cross, and will now be going on
tour to all The Hubs around the world including Holland, Japan, New York and Berlin
I have also just been informed that two pieces from my ʻDemocracy Two Point Zeroʼ have been chosen to
appear in the forthcoming ʻCreate Democracyʼ as part of the North East Design Event 2009 (http://www.design-
5 Please write maximum one page about your submitted documentation material. Describe the
content and what time period you did the work. This page will follow your application in the
further recruitment process.
Moving to Bergen marks a new chapter in for and my family, and the perfect opportunity to challenge myself
once again. Not least with trying to learn a new language, and live in a completely new country but to work there
and hopefully at KHiB.
I will be starting a course to try and learn Norwegian as soon as possible. It is important for my physiological
being to feel that I am genuinely contributing to the society and local area, and Iʼve often said that I would love
to work at KHiB for more than just two weeks. The opportunity to be part of the progressive development of the
academyʼs already infamous reputation for talented design graduates would be a privilege and a challenge I
I have given this application and the supporting information the careful consideration I believe it warrants. I
ﬁrmly believe that I have the qualiﬁcations and the experience required for this role, and the passion to be the
right candidate for the job.
For that reason I have gone to great lengths to compile a picture of who I am and what I have done for you. I
have produced a document (StevePrice_InteractiveWork.pdf) that shows most of my interactive/online work
since 1999; a cathartic experience putting that together!
I have also written a paper on the realm of interactive/interaction design and my view of where it came from,
where it is, and where it might be. I have also included a summary of the exhibitions I have been invited to show
work in. These are mostly my non-commercial work, but since starting out on a my private, creative crusade I
have shown work in ﬁve exhibitions and already had work published in three books; which is immensely
motivating for my next collection of work(s).
There is more, so I thought it would be helpful for you if I included the following:
1. Resume (StevePrice_Resume.pdf) Accompanied with an introduction, and my ideas regarding the course.
2. ʻChoronologicaldigitaltimelineʼ (StevePrice_InteractiveWork.pdf): I decided it might be of interest for you to
see a chronological history of the interactive/online work that I have produced since starting as a designer.
This shows a range of projects dating back from 1999 to-date; quite a cathartic process for me.
3. ʻSimple GDTʼ (StevePrice_SimpleGDT.pdf/StevePrice_Questionnaire.pdf): like a short ﬁlm, but in this
instance a paper on my own experience of the interactive design realm, along with my understanding of itʼs
relevance, past and potential.
4. MA Thesis + Project (StevePrice_MABook.pdf/StevePrice_MAThesis.pdf): A copy of my MA thesis and ﬁnal
major project for you to review. Which discussed and questioned our interaction with actual space, and
concluded with a book examining how we as graphic designers might better understand spatial
5. Teaching Experience (StevePrice_Teaching.pdf): a brief review of the workshops/seminars I have been
6. Exhibitions (StevePrice_Exhibitions.pdf): a review of the exhibitions I have produced.
7. Press + Publications (StevePrice_Published.pdf): a review of published works and pr
8. References (StevePrice_References.pdf): I have taken the liberty to include a host of references from
industry piers to various course leaders.
I have always enjoyed my workshops at KHiB. The students are a real credit and have always welcomed me
and worked very hard on every aspect. Contrary to most schools I have visited, the restriction in students is
fantastic because you feel you can give your time to each and every one, which is largely what most under-
graduates need in the beginning.
I would relish the opportunity to come and be interviewed and/or give a presentation to you and the students.
To the best of my knowledge and belief, the information contained in this form is accurate. I
understand that giving false information, or failure to supply details, will invalidate an offer of
employment, or lead to termination of employment.
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