Dr. Welby Ings

Professor Graphic Design


Welby Ings is a Professor in Design at Auckland University of Technology. He has taught at all levels of the New Zealand Education system. He is an elected fellow of the British Royal society of Arts and a consultant to many international organisations on issues of creativity and learning. Welby is also an award winning academic, author, designer, and filmmaker. In 2001 he was awarded the Prime Minister’s inaugural Supreme Award for Tertiary Teaching Excellence and his recent book 'Disobedient Teaching' has garnered critical acclaim both in New Zealand and internationally. Welby is an outspoken critic of micro-managed and 'over-disciplined' approaches to education. He s also critical of policies that place assessment at the center of learning and teaching. He argues for the transformative use of technology, not as an acquired skill set, but as an ongoing way of expanding the potentials of expression and social agency in young New Zealanders.