Design Education Talks Ep. 21 – Jaygo Bloom

Jaygo Bloom is the Program Leader for British Design programs, BA Graphic Design and BA Illustration located at the British School of Creative Arts in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The school provides a British design education experience for Latin American students and is accredited by The University of Hertfordshire. Since 2007 Jaygo has developed meaningful and relevant design teaching methods for specialist Art institutes across the UK, with a commitment towards scholarship and a track record alongside both industry focused and academic led research. Jaygo has undertaken high profile art and design commissions for private and public cultural institutions, galleries, record labels, artists, nightclubs, festivals and events, his professional practice has included a creative partnership with the rock band ‘Franz Ferdinand’, live audio visual performance for the seminal British techno act ‘Planetary Assault Systems’. Since 2017 he has held the role of Art Director and developed a series of immersive, digital public spaces for the generative gardens at the international Arts and Music Festival ‘Festival Forte’, Portugal. Jaygo has facilitated workshops and audio visual performances worldwide for festivals including: Pixelazo, Bogota. Pixelache, Helsinki. Machinista, Russia. Ageha, Tokyo. Les Nuits Sonore, Lyon, FutureEverything, Manchester and ADE, Amsterdam. He has presented research and pedagogy as keynotes and workshops for the GuildHE Research ‘CREST The Consortium for Research Excellence’ conference, The Higher Education Academy Teaching and Learning Conference – ‘Inspire’ and alongside the GLAD Group for Learning in Art and Design education conference, ‘Where do we go from here?’. He has been the recipient of a number of awards and coveted commissions including the ALT-W Award and the NEoN Digital Arts Festival artists commission. His projects have received support from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and representation by the British Council, encouraging collaborative learning and engagement with marginalised communities internationally through shared open practice. Professional portfolio: Instagram: School website: Department Instagram:

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