Paul Jackson

Paul Jackson lectures on MA Graphic Branding and Identity.

Paul Jackson studied Graphic Design and Illustration at De Montfort University, followed by an MA in Communication Art and Design at the RCA. 

He later gained a PG Cert in Teaching for Higher Education from UAL's Centre for Teaching and Learning Art and Design (CLTAD), where he co-wrote a research paper entitled "The Ideal Art School" which was delivered at CLTAD's Enhancing Curricula conference in Berlin, in 2010.

His work has covered book cover design, exhibition catalogues and poster design to animation, storyboarding and editorial illustration. Clients include Publicis, Vodafone, Penguin, Random House, The Guardian, GQ, Esquire and The Daily Telegraph among many others. 

Several years ago, in a change of direction, he rebranded his work under a new name; Wesley Merritt. Paul now works predominantly under his pseudonym.

Drawing is the bedrock of his practice; it is as much a teaching tool as it is a methodology for making work. Paul has taught at Oxford and Cherwell Valley College, Hereford College of Arts and was previously Course Leader for BA (Hons) Design for Graphic Communication at LCC. He was awarded a UAL Teaching Award in both 2014 and 2015.

He has provided teaching and workshops for Adobe Youth Voices, Frieze Art, Barbican, Royal College of Art, Royal College of Music and has designed educational guides and activities for children and adults alike.

He likes spaghetti westerns, cycling in forests, and swimming in cold water.