Basia Szkutnicka is the LCF Study Abroad Director. She graduated from Central Saint Martins in womenswear and in the past has had her own label whilst working as a freelance designer and lecturer. She specialises in inspiration and creativity workshops as well as design direction and prediction in fashion and footwear. Her first book Technical Drawing for Fashion was published in March 2010 and has been translated into eight languages. She has also contributed to other publications including Marketing Fashion (portfolio series) by Harriet Posner and Visual Research Methods in Fashion by Dr Julia Gaimster. She travels extensively and has lectured at design schools and universities in the US, Japan, Brazil, Russia, Europe, India and the UK.