I gained a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design (1986) from Saint Martins School of Art (now Central Saint Martins), followed by a PG Cert in HE Art & Design (2012), and an MA in Academic Practice (2016) from the same institution. From De Montfort University, Leicester, I gained a PGCE in Art & Design (1994).
Between 1991 and 1996, I worked as a designer for a variety of theatre companies, and assistant to the designer for productions staged by The Royal Shakespeare Company and Kenneth Branagh’s Renaissance Theatre Company.
Since focussing on an academic year, I have had journal-related articles published on subjects such as coded robotic drawing, cutting-edge illustration practice in Tokyo and New York, the history of drawing practice at Central School of Art/Central Saint Martins, and the transition from analogue illustrative production methods to digital ones, and their combinations. In addition, I have authored the book ‘Illustration’ as part of Laurence King Publishing’s Higher Education portfolio series, as well as authoring chapters for the books ‘Picture This – Artist as Illustrator’ and ‘A Companion Guide to Illustration – Contemporary & Post-Contemporary Practice.’ My current research interests are in constructing socio-political histories of illustration practice from an inclusive, international perspective, and in identifying contemporary innovative and future-facing practice within the broad field of commercial and non-commercial Illustration.
I was a visiting lecturer on BA Graphics from 1990 and set up and ran both the CSM Graphic Design Portfolio Course (1994) and the CSM Graphics Summer School (1994). In 1998 I became Illustration Route Leader on the course (now titled Platform Leader for Narrative & Voice). I also work as lead tutor on Admissions, Study Abroad and Client-Led Briefs.
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