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Patricia (Stein) Routh

Academic, Digital Artist and Media Specialist

Professional Status
Open to opportunities
About Me
Lecturer in Media Production, Employability and Critical theory.
Freelance Digital Designer/Producer and Doctoral Candidate in Media and Communications.
Research interests cover a range of topics related to digital media and visual culture.
  • Module Leader-Interactive and Convergent Media
  • Experimental Film Practices
  • Making Meaning
  • Structures of Narrative
  • Key Concepts in Media Production
  • Professional Practice
  • Documentary Praxis
  • Final Media Project
  • External supervision of MA Dissertation students
  • Supervision of both Practice-based and Traditional.

Digital Artist, Photographer, Digital Media and Web Practitioner

Since January 2002
United Kingdom
  • Operate a freelance business that provides photography, digital imagery, web design, web usability, web content, video production and technology for live event support.
  • IASTE Journeyman. Founded and run in Los Angeles for 8 years, then in United Kingdom for 10 years.
  • Creative images and video work have been exhibited and broadcast internationally.
Detailed Description
  • Commissioned to provide boutique event photography, commercial motion graphics, digital video, event blogs and websites.
  • In-depth knowledge of new & emerging modes of photographic production, graphic file types, file sizes, preparing files for all levels of resolution and postproduction distribution and consumption.
  • Experienced in coordinating complex shooting logistics for large corporate and lifestyle events.
  • Adept at putting novice subjects at ease.
  • Some of my photographic art prints and video art animations have been exhibited, broadcast and screened internationally in museums and galleries in both the USA and UK.

Lecturer, Faculty of Technology

De Montfort University
August 2018 to December 2019
United Kingdom
  • Module Leader -Foundation Media.
  • Image Analysis and Production
  • Web Content and Management.

Lecturer, Art's and Humanities

Nottingham Trent University
August 2016 to June 2019
United Kingdom
  • Lead modules, lectures, seminars and workshops in Media Production, Employability and Contemporary Media Theory and Critical Studies.
  • Acting Module Leader for undergraduate level six module, 'Media Practice in the Workplace'.
  • Dissertation Supervisor for BA , BAM and MA dissertaions.
  • Academic Advisor for Personal Tutor Group. Provide academic and pastoral support to students through their academic journey at NTU.
Detailed Description
  • Areas of Interest: Media studies; Visual Culture, Digital media cultures; theories of posthumanism, identity, race, gender performativity, cultural capital, aesthetics and class, play and subversion. Experimental narratives; and the relationship between humans and technology, surveillance, and the use of media as a tool of empowerment.

Research Assistant, the School of Social Sciences, WISE

University of Hull/ Walk Free
March 2014 to July 2014
United Kingdom
  • Perform advanced web searches for instances of modern slavery for Walk Free Project on Global Slavery Index.


University of Hull, School of Art and New Media
October 2012 to July 2013
United Kingdom
  • Mentor students to produce digital art and video productions within a range of social and artistic contexts that were critically and analytically rigorous.
Detailed Description
  • Submit attendance reports, liaises with course lecturer to access students skills and ensure all necessary equipment is functioning properly and provide access to production studios.

Director Information Design & Architecture

StoreRunner Network
December 1999 to May 2001
San Diego
United States - California
  • Managed and represented the creative department in discussions of front-end design and structure. Oversaw 4 employees.
  • Developed taxonomy and usability design for e-commerce shopping site, it's partner sites and micro-sites.
  • Researched and initiated usability tests for, it's partner sites and micro-sites.
  • Development of photography, graphics and animated flash corporate website.
  • Insured optimised fast loading graphics.

Director, Carolyne Roehm Digital Arts Center

Washington University, School of Art
August 1994 to March 2000
St. Louis
  • Oversaw direction of technology, purchases and improvements, as well as scheduling and training of technical staff of multi-campus digital media facility devoted to creative pursuits. Provided instruction for students, faculty and staff in computer and digital media laboratories devoted exclusively to digital art making and creative endeavours for the Sam Fox School of Art and interdisciplinary collaborations within University and community.

Computer Artist

Washington University School of Medicine
January 1991 to August 1994
St. Louis
United States - Missouri
  • Provided Medical illustration, Clinical photography, Photography and Digital Graphic design/illustration for the Physicians and Scientists of Washington University School of Medicine. Worked on representations for PCR and the Human Genome project.

Live Character Generator Operator/ Camera Operator

International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees, Local 514
September 1985 to December 1990
St. Louis
United States - Missouri
  • Represented by local 154, I was contracted by various local and statewide companies and organisations to provide live video character generation, video and photographic camerawork as well as early digital graphics.