Keith Martin teaches students how a critical understanding of design can contribute to outstanding publishing products across books, magazines and digital platforms. He also contributes to the BA Magazine Publishing course and others at LCC. As an experienced print and digital graphic designer, writer and programmer, his areas of expertise benefits students enormously.
He has worked in the print media production sector since the mid-1980s and print design since the late 1980s, developed multimedia and online projects since the beginning of the 1990s, and has worked in the magazine editorial sector since 1994. Concurrent with his role within the course, Keith is MacUser magazine's Technical Editor.
He works at the edge of design and production for cross-platform and new media content and is a regular guest and invited speaker at new media conferences around the world. Keith has written a wide range of magazine articles and books covering design and production for print and digital media. His books include The Digital Designer's Bible (co-authored), Web Colour: Start Here, Creative Suite 3 Integration, InDesign Essentials (co-authored), the Haynes Mac Manual, Go Digital, and others. His latest book project is 1000 Fonts, published in the UK by Ilex Press and in the US by Chronicle Books.
Keith's experimental panoramic digital photography work can be found at www.panoramaphotographer.com