Meet the Team

Arden University’s Graphic Design courses are taught by a team of experienced lecturers who each bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the modules they teach. Here to ensure that you gain the skills needed by today’s employers, our graphic design lecturers are enthusiastic, dedicated and passionate. What’s more, each lecturer has helped to build and shape the contents of the degree, alongside industry-leading professionals from the world of graphic design.  

Whether you’re thinking of becoming a fully-fledged graphic designer or you’re studying a degree to expand your horizons in bigger industries - such as computing or marketing - our graphic design lecturers will help you make an immediate and real impact on any career path you choose. Whatever your reasons for studying a graphic design course, we promise to deliver high-value programmes that provide students with the skills they need to meet employers' needs, from the very start of your career and beyond.  

You can meet the team behind your degree below. 


Cavell Ord-Shrimpton

Cavell Ord-Shrimpton

Programme Team Leader 

Cavell Ord-Shrimpton is the Programme Team Leader for Graphic Design at Arden University, and is extremely passionate about design in any dimension - from visual communication and 3D to motion and information design. Cavell has led, authored and developed numerous courses throughout her career, and has worked across universities and design industries for almost two decades, teaching several different modules.  

Outside of teaching, Cavell continues to develop her own practices by working freelance. Her research interests include communication design, motion graphics, animation, DV, infographics and developing online pedagogy.


Darko Kokic

Darko Kokic

Lecturer 

Darko Kokic is a multimedia practitioner and graphic design lecturer at Arden University, and takes great pride in sharing his knowledge and experience to a worldwide student audience. With over ten years of in-class lecturing experience, Darko has developed and taught several unique courses in a variety of creative fields. He also has more than a decade of practical expertise in the areas of visual communications design, advertising, motion graphics, animation, and digital video. 


Pernille Holm

Pernille Holm

Lecturer 

Pernille Holm is a Danish visual artist and educator based in London and Kent. Since obtaining a PhD in Fine Art from Goldsmith College in 2006, she has dedicated a large part of her professional life to teaching art and design. Pernille is a self-confessed art fanatic, and never tires of talking about and looking at art, as well as creating a dialogue with her students. As an artist, Pernille has exhibited widely across Britain and in Europe, working with a variety of media, including; drawing, printmaking, photography, video and installation.


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