Personal details

Dr Jeremy Kerr
Senior Lecturer
Creative Industries Faculty,
School of Design Office,
Visual Communication
+61 7 3138 1441
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PhD (University of Tech., Sydney)

Professional memberships
and associations

Design Institute of Australia


Dr Jeremy Kerr is the study area coordinator and a lecturer for the Interactive and Visual Design Program, and a design practitioner with over 20 years industry experience. He is also a co-leader of the QUT Design Lab’s Design Education platform.

Jeremy’s research focus lies in the exploration and development of design and design frameworks to advance community capacity building and self-advocacy. His current research includes design-led initiatives in the areas of secondary education, adult learning and mental health and well-being.

Currently Jeremy is a principal researcher on the Autism CRC ‘Knowledge Translation Project’, a national digital resources and learning community initiative. He also leads the ‘Digital Tools in Therapeutic Interventions’ project, a co-design collaboration with psychologists across Australia to innovate changes in practice. His work with secondary schools includes the co-development of the ISHS Innovation Hub, a school-wide initiative based on design-led transformation of the educational sector.

Jeremy has also recently collaborated with the Red Cross on national sustainability initiatives and worked across India on co-design projects with Beyond Borders, and organisations such as Sadhana and Shikshangram.

He currently supervises postgraduate students in areas including design-led education, digital narrative design and emerging digital media.

This information has been contributed by Dr Jeremy Kerr.


Jeremy has taught into Design and Design-related courses across Australia and has lead several design course programs. He is currently  Study Area Coordinator for the Interactive and Visual Design program.

Jeremy co-ordinates and lectures in Visual Communication (DXB102) and Design Thinking (DXB503) and has taught into Contemporary Issues in Interactive and Visual Design, Theories of Visual Communication, Visual Information Design, Design and Creative Thinking, Design and Sustainability and Professional Practice for Designers in QUT undergraduate programs. He also continues to supervise students in the Creative Industries Honours program and has taught postgraduate subjects Project Design in the Creative Industries and Innovation in Creative Industries Major Project.

His experience at previous institutions includes teaching in the areas of Action Research, Design History, Writing for Design, Visual Analysis, Sustainable Design, Interdisciplinary Design, Professional Development, Film and Video Design and Intercultural Design.

Jeremy has worked on whole of course curriculum design across several tertiary institutions, including QUT. His experience involves developing both new undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

This information has been contributed by Dr Jeremy Kerr.