Kevin Badni


Dr. Kevin Badni is the Dean of the College of Arts and Creative Enterprises. Prior to joining Zayed University, Kevin was the Head of Art and Design at the American University of Sharjah. Kevin also held an administrative role as Director of Masters Programmes as well as being a Senior Lecturer (British designate) at Loughborough University’s Design School in the UK. Kevin is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a reviewer for various journals and conferences as well as an associate editor or for the Media-N journal of the New Media Caucus. Kevin received his PhD from Loughborough University and his Master’s degree in Multimedia from De Montfort University, UK.

Before becoming an academic Kevin spent ten years as a professional designer in Britain’s creative industries, working with numerous clients ranging from small entrepreneurs through to blue-chip clients. He has managed large government and European research grants and had the privilege of running the UK’s first commercial Virtual Reality centre. Along with design patents Kevin was also awarded a British Design Council Product Design Award for a digitally secure medical transport box.

Kevin has been an invited speaker and panel member at both university and government level and has acted as an expert technical witness in patent cases. Kevin is also a practicing artist and designer, having his work exhibited in Sydney, Chicago, Bogotá, Venice, Sharjah and Dubai as well as numerous art spaces in London and the rest of the UK. His work is currently on sale at the Pro Art gallery in Dubai.

Kevin Badni is one of the mentors for Tashkeel's Tanween Programme.


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