Lecturer in Illustration and Design
I teach on the BA (Hons) Illustration and Design programme working with students across all year groups.
I love experimenting with different mediums and encouraging students to explore new ways of working to find their own unique creative voice that will take them forward into industry.
I also work as a freelance illustrator and hold an MA in Illustration and Design which I achieved here at the University of Sunderland. I have created work for a variety of clients and projects including public art, children’s books, live drawing events, editorial, fashion and educational materials.
I am passionate about using illustration and drawing as an accessible and versatile method of self-expression, storytelling and visual communication. My own work is underpinned by my drawing practice and I work primarily in sketchbooks using traditional mediums to record the world around me. I use these drawings to inspire and create final illustrations adding colour, texture and layers using digital tools.
Teaching and supervision
Research interests for potential research students
I have experience working with a variety of traditional mediums including, dip pen and inks, oil paint, water colour, gouache, charcoal, collage and oil pastels. I use these traditional and hand drawn methods to create digital mixed media illustrations primarily using Adobe Photoshop.