I started lecturing during the completion of my degree in Creative Practice in 2007. My area of expertise is Illustration and Visual Studies and I have delivered across Fashion, Textiles, Fashion Business and Marketing and Graphic Communication programmes.
There are strong fashion and textiles themes in my personal work and I take a great deal of inspiration from vintage and traditional production methods. All of my illustration components are hand crafted/rendered, then used to create a multi layered digital composition.
I set up my own freelance Illustration practice in February of this year, with financial backing from the Princes Trust charity.
I have completed illustration commissions for Vidall Sasoon, Sebastian Professional and Newcastle University and I have been involved in community arts projects for Newcastle United and Give Blood.
My recent involvement with the ‘TICE’ programme has been highly rewarding; I have been thoroughly impressed by the attitude and engagement levels of learners and I am very much looking forward to my continued involvement.