Paul is the Acting Course Leader for MA Graphic Branding and Identity at London College of Communication. Paul studied Graphic Design and Illustration at De Montfort University, followed by an MA in Communication Art and Design at the Royal College of Art.
He later gained a PG Cert in Teaching for Higher Education from University of the Arts London's (UAL) 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.
Paul's 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, Paul rebranded his work under a new name – Wesley Merritt. He now works predominantly under his pseudonym.
Drawing is the bedrock of Paul's 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.
Paul 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.
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