I graduated from Northumbria University with a BA (Hons) in Fashion Marketing. I then went on to work as a successful men's and boy's sportswear designer for high profile companies including Reebok, Hi-Tec, Matalan, Umbro & Marks and Spencer. I have worked as a Senior Lecturer on the BA (Hons) Fashion Product and Promotion at the University since January 2014. Before coming to Sunderland, I was Course Leader of the highly rated Extended Diploma in Fashion and Clothing at CCAD in Middlesbrough. I am extremely enthusiastic when it comes to passing on my experience of fashion design and illustration, especially using the computer package, Adobe Creative Suite. I also continue to work freelance and commission fashion illustrations for a variety of different clients. After seeing my work online, Martin Dawber contacted me and asked to include a number of my illustrations in his best selling book 'The Big Book of Fashion Illustration'. I like the idea of creating beautiful, realistic images with an element of magic to them!
I teach the following across all 3 years of the degree BA (Hons) Fashion Product and Promotion.
Austin, Naomi and Burke, Sandra (2008) Fashion Illustrations. In: Fashion Entrepreneur. Burke Publishing, pp. 20-120. ISBN 978-0958273305
Austin, Naomi (2007) Drawing from Life. In: Illustrating Fashion. Blackwell, p. 16. ISBN 978-1-4051-3952-6
Austin, Naomi Drawing Techniques. In: Fashion Artist- Drawing Techniques to portfolio Presentation. Burke Publishing. ISBN 978-0958239172
Austin, Naomi (2013) Fashion Capital Newsletter. [Artefact]
Austin, Naomi (2012) Bafta Illustrations. [Artefact]
Austin, Naomi (2007) Big Book of Fashion Ilustration. [Artefact]