The University of Southampton
Winchester School of Art

Mr Derek Yates 

Programme Leader

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Derek’s research aims to build collaborations between design education and the creative industries. He has brokered partnerships with commercial agencies such as Wieden+Kennedy and Moving Brands, cultural institutions like the V&A and respected journals such as Eye magazine. Working with onedotzero, he co-created the award winning ‘Cascade’ education platform and launched a post-graduate boot camp with the D&AD. In 2012 he developed ‘Alt/Shift’– a mechanism for curriculum development that utilises dialogue between industry and education - the findings of which were published by The National Society for Education in Art and Design. He has recently written Communication Design: Insights from the Creative Industries published by Bloomsbury/Fairchild. According to the leading graphic design journal Eyemagazine, the book "explores design and art direction in a practical way that bridges the gap between in-class work and the professional world” and "aims to equip the reader with the multimedia sensibility required in the ever changing and overlapping fields of marketing, advertising and design”.


Publications & TV

Talks & conferences


February 2015
Communication Design: Insights from the Creative Industries
Published by Bloomsbury Fairchild
Instigator, Author & Co-ordinator

October 2014
Oh You Pretty Things: the Story of Music & Fashion. BBC4
Interview and Profile

April 2013
AD, the members magazine of the NSEAD (National Society for Education in Art & Design)
Profile & feature: ‘Alt/Shift: Collaborative Curriculum Development’

Design After Dark by Cynthia Rose.
Published by Thames & Hudson.
Profile & feature.


January – November 2015
Communication Design: Insights from the Field lecture tour.
Teesside University, Camberwell College of Arts, Hertfordshire University, Central St Martins, Sheffield Hallam University, Chelsea School of Art.

17th April 2013
ustwo™ studios, London EC1
Alt/Shift 2.1 – Creative Education for a Digital Context
Co-ordinator/ organiser/ chair

13th December 2012
LBi, Brick Lane, London E2
Alt/Shift – Examining the future form of education for the creative industries.
Co-ordinator/ organiser/ chair

11th November 2011
‘Critical Tensions’, The 10th Annual St Bride Library conference
St Bride Print Library, St Bride Lane, London
Guest speaker

22nd – 26th of August 2011
D&AD/ Hewlett Packard Graduate Academy
The Rochelle School, Shoreditch, London
Joint organiser facilitator

July 2010
Typography Summer School Critiques at the V&A
The Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Guest Speaker

November 2008 to Present
onedotzero Cascade
Joint creator & co-ordinator of the ‘Cascade’ creative education platform.
7 ‘Cascade’ events - include collaborations with the EMPAC Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York and CMODA, Museum of Modern Art in Beijing.

Mr Derek Yates
Winchester School of Art University of Southampton Park Avenue Winchester Hampshire SO23 8DL

Room Number:63G/1025

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