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BIOGRAPHY //
Natalie Amy Margaret Houston was born in Durban, South Africa. She attended the then-named Natal Technikon. She graduated with a Diploma in Marketing and Sales Management in 1989, after which she was awarded an 18-month scholarship by the German Government to work and gain practical experience in t… Read More
BIOGRAPHY //
Natalie Amy Margaret Houston was born in Durban, South Africa. She attended the then-named Natal Technikon. She graduated with a Diploma in Marketing and Sales Management in 1989, after which she was awarded an 18-month scholarship by the German Government to work and gain practical experience in that country. While in Germany she worked for Volkswagen and Audi, in their Marketing and Strategic Planning departments respectively. She returned to Germany from South Africa to study Graphic Design at the University of Applied Sciences in Dusseldorf. She completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design in 2004. She lectured at the Durban University of Technology in the Faculty of Arts, in the Department of Graphic Design for nine years. In 2013 she joined the University of Dammam in Saudi Arabia, as a lecturer in Graphic Design. She currently holds a Master’s Degree in Graphic Design. She is currently a registered PhD student, in the Department of Social Sciences, at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. She is goal orientated, organised and driven.

MY TEACHING PHILOSOPHY //
Is student centred and primarily motivated by the desire to inspire learners to study at the highest level. I equate my teaching style to educating learners on how to build a house from its foundation up. It's that simple. Technical knowledge, coupled with an understanding of the entire design process enables learners to become sound critical thinkers and problem solvers.

My goal is to:
- enable learners to take on projects from conceptual through to completion;
- enable learners to become owners of industry. Read Less
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