Robert Consoli

Lecturer in Digital Media/ Programme Leader, BA Digital Design

Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education

01482 463129

Robert Consoli spent more than 20 years working as a graphic designer for advertising and design agencies in the US capital city of Washington, D.C.

He gradually worked his way up through the industry, from junior designer to creative director, before starting a second career in higher education after moving to the UK.

Robert is currently a lecturer in digital media at the University of Hull where he specialises in teaching visual design at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

His university career gives him the opportunity to theoretically explain the design processes that he intuitively applied as a working professional.


Research Interests

  • Conceptual visual design

  • 18th-century British botany

  • 20th-century information design


Mundy, D. P., Nye, C. and Consoli, R., 2009. 'Choosing Their Own Lecture: Power Relations in the Lecture Room', 4th European Practice Based and Practitioner Research Conference on Learning and Instruction, Trier, Germany

Consoli, R. and Mundy, D., 2009. 'Changing Audience / Producer Relations in Educational Contexts', Transforming Audiences 2 Conference, University of Westminster

Mundy, D. and Consoli, R. 2013, 'Here be dragons: experiments with the concept of "choose your own adventure" in the lecture room', Innovations in Education and Teaching International


Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

  • Principles of Visual Design

  • Visual Design 2

  • Professional Practice

  • Visual Communication Design

  • Innovative Communication Design

Teaching awards and accolades

  • University Teaching Fellow

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education, The University of Hull

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • BA Graphic Design, The Pennsylvania State University

  • Masters in Education by Research, The University of Hull

  • Currently studying for a PhD in Digital Media, The University of Hull