About MacAvon Media
MacAvon Media is the publishing imprint of MacAvon Media Productions, a Scottish business partnership created in 1996 by Dr. Nigel Chapman and his wife Jenny.
MacAvon Media is dedicated to the creation and publication of high-quality educational material for colleges and professionals, and to the provision of free teaching support services for lecturers and instructors using our books, and free companion sites for students and other readers.
Chapman & Chapman books are based upon knowledge acquired during more than 16 years of continuing professional practice in Web development and digital media production, combined with many years experience of teaching at some of the world’s best higher education institutions.
Our textbooks are the standard course texts in their subject areas in colleges and universities all around the world. With a substantial international readership in numerous countries, all our books and their companion sites are created with respect for the requirements of diverse cultures. We take special care to ensure that our examples and illustrations are not culturally insensitive, and and that all our books and Web sites are appropriate for use by anyone, anywhere.
Brief CVs for each of us are presented below. For more detailed information about us and our work, please follow the links to our professional profiles on LinkedIn.
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Dr. Nigel Chapman is an internationally respected author of major textbooks and professional books on Web design and development, digital media and programming languages, and a highly experienced Web developer.
A graduate of Cambridge University, Nigel Chapman has taught and studied at several of the world’s best universities. Nigel was a Lecturer then Senior Lecturer in Computer Science at University College London for 11 years, and formerly a Lecturer in Computing Science at the University of St. Andrews (Scotland). He holds the following university degrees:
- Ph.D. in Computational Science, The University of Leeds
- Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science, University of Cambridge (Clare College)
- M.A. converted from B.A. (Hons) in Engineering, University of Cambridge (Clare College)
Jenny Chapman is co-author and illustrator of our textbooks and author of a popular trade book on Web animation. She is an award-winning animator/multimedia artist and filmmaker whose work has won prizes in film festivals all around the world.
Visit her current light-hearted multimedia project, an original work in the form of a Tumblr blog: The Adventures of Algy
A graduate of the University of Leeds and of Edinburgh College of Art, Jenny was formerly a part-time Lecturer in Visual Communication at Edinburgh College of Art, specializing in teaching experimental and new media animation, and digital media applications. Earlier, she taught Art History and Theory while doing postgraduate research at the University of St. Andrews, and worked at University College London, typesetting and publishing academic and research publications. She holds the following university degrees:
- M.Des. in Visual Communication, Edinburgh College of Art (now part of Edinburgh University)
- B.A. (Hons) in Visual Communication, Edinburgh College of Art (now part of Edinburgh University)
- B.A. (Hons) in Philosophy and the History of Art, The University of Leeds