Karl K. Jeffries is a Senior Lecturer in Design at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), and Course Leader for the MA Creative Thinking (Distance Learning) at UCLan. From 2007-2009 he was a Fellow of the Centre for Employability Through the Humanities (CETH).
His previous research has focused on the relationship between competencies and creativity. In particular, his findings distinguish competencies relevant to creativity within the “Creative Industries”. In collaboration with CETH and the Higher Education Academy’s Art, Design and Media subject centre, he further extended his research on audio visual occupations by identifying domain relevant skills for creativity within games design. His current research is looking at skills for creativity in graphic design.