Gerard Fox

I am Co-Programme Chair of the BA [Hons] Visual Communication Design programme and programme lecturer in Image-making and Typography. My teaching is informed by my experiences working as a graphic designer in the Netherlands, UK and Ireland. Whilst primarily a design educator, I also continue to run a small communication design practice.


My research and design work have been published both nationally and internationally.

Chapter ‘Gerard Fox’, Oranje and Green, Holland–Ireland, Design Connections, Conor Clarke [ed] BIS Publishers, Amsterdam, Netherlands.2002
Chapter ‘Oppositions’, Copyproof, New Methods for Design Education, Edith Gruson/Gert Staal [eds] 010 Publishers, Rotterdam, Netherlands.2000
Chapter ‘The Story’ Gerard Fox and Wouter Vanstiphout, Mart Stams Trousers, Morality in Dutch Moral Modernism, Crimson/Gerard Hadders [eds]. 010 Publishers, Rotterdam, Netherlands.1999


My research and design work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally in Ireland, Netherlands, France and Japan.

I, We, They, Design Methods: De Beyerd Gallerie , Breda, Netherlands; DDD Gallery [DNP Duo Dojima], Osaka, Japan; GGG Ginza Graphic Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.2000-2002
Nooderlicht, Biennial International Photography Festival, Groningen, Netherlands.1999
Freeze, Winter Projection Festival, Arthouse and Meeting House Square, Dublin, Ireland.1998
Icograda 11th Salon International de l’affiche, Unesco House, Paris, France.1998

Research projects

My research centres on the design and development of teaching and learning methodologies and curriculum design. This contributes to the ongoing evolution of module and programme curricula. I have been an NCCA Education Consultant for the redesign of the Junior Cycle in Art, Craft, Design. From 2012-2013, I was a member of the inaugural Curatorial Panel for the 100 Archive, an on-line archive for Irish Visual Communication Design.


Alongside my teaching and programme chair roles in IADT, I continue to serve on a number of Institute committees and working groups concerning the institute’s exhibition, communication and online strategies. I am a previous Programme Chair of the BA [Hons] Interactive Media, 2005-06, have sat on IADT Academic Council and have contributed to the development of a number of MA programmes. I have also co-edited a number of IADT publications in recent years.

I am a recent External Examiner to the BA [Hons] Visual Communication programme in Limerick Institute of Technology, 2008-2011. Other items:

  • MIDI, Member of the Institute of Designers in Ireland, 2015-2016.
  • Grand Prix design prize, Robert Horne Scottish Design Awards for Charles Mackintosh ‘Mac Room Activity Book’, The Lighthouse, Glasgow, UK, 2003.
  • Invitation and EU Scholarship, Post St. Joost, Academie St Joost voor Beeldende Kunst en Vormgeving, Breda, Netherlands, 1996-98.