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"While teaching at Brighton, I also organised exhibitions and oversaw the move of the Printmaking Department to the main Faculty of Art building. I also wrote or co-wrote four educational books on printmaking and used many photographs taken in the department to illustrate methods and best practice."
The childrens’ author and illustrator, Ian Archibald Beck studied at Brighton College of Art during the mid-1960s.
In addition to his numerous children's books, Beck is also well known for his cover illustration for Elton John's, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album which was released in 1973.
Ian Potts was a highly successful painter and educator, leading the painting department at the Brighton College of Art. He worked primarily in watercolours, drawing on the traditions of British landscape art in the medium and bringing to it his own dynamic and creative vision. His subjects included the South East Coast of England, the Atlantic coast of France and the Mediterranean.
Denise Ho founded a career in high fashion after graduating a BA (Hons) at the University of Brighton and an MA at Central Saint Martins in London. She went on to work at London’s only couture house Boudicca.
Starting with the most intimate of design objects, jewellery, I made pieces to be worn next to the body, to be handled and changed by the handling. This led to using clothing forms, objects that followed or deviated from the human form, and which acted as metaphor for a person. At the same time, I started to work with choreographers, making garments and sets for dance.
A portrait painter in the neo-Romantic style, Gerald Mackenzie Leet was educated at Goldsmiths College, The Royal College of Art and the Courtauld Institute. He was given his first teaching appointment at Ealing School of Art.
Harry Watts graduated in Editorial Photography BA(Hons) in 2009 and since been involved in a number of professional projects including working with international artists.
"There is something about the light, freedom and openness of the college that makes Brighton a different place to any other. Its proximity to London and the internationalism of the young community give it an energy all of its own. I am proud to have worked there"
Julien Macdonald studied fashion knit wear at The University of Brighton, which lead to him receiving a scholarship for the Royal Collage of Art. His creative vision has inspired international acclaim for injecting a high dosage of glamour back into the fashion industry.
Designer Anna Bullus studied 3D Design BA(Hons). Her work inspired by a passion for recycling and sustainability
Catherine Harper led Architecture and Design at the Faculty of Arts between 2007-11. Her own work covers textile practice and theory with specialisation in scale public art, speculative exhibition work, performance, and the construction of creative-critical texts. She is a founder member of the university's LGBT Queer Life Research Hub.
Frederick Charles Herrick was a leading graphic artist following the First World War, having trained at Leicester School of Art and the Royal College of Art, London. He taught at Brighton for many decades.
Eiichi Kono's graphic design work in corporate identity, exhibition and publishing design has included consultancies for The Economist, WH Smith, Monotype, Arts Council, and Montblanc. He has led a team developing Japanese/Latin Open Type fonts for Microsoft Windows.
Art and design historian, typographer, illustrator, designer, exhibition curator, critic and political activist, Ray Watkinson was most widely recognised for his work on socialist and designer William Morris coming to Brighton College of Art during a decade that witnessed the radical reshaping of art and design education.
Bob Gordon worked at the University of Brighton as a lecturer on graphic design, typography, digitally enhanced and manipulated imagery and the digital assembly of publishing resources within the media of print. He is an author and consultant working in the field of typographic design and education.
Michele graduated in Fashion and Textiles in 1994 and is now a textile designer for a number of high street stores.
John Wells-Thorpe studied architecture at Brighton and had a varied career in Sussex and overseas, including becoming Vice-President of the RIBA and President of the Commonwealth Association of Architects, alongside work with several charitable trusts. He is best known in the city for his design of Hove Town Hall building.
Chris Rose (MDesRCA) led Three Dimensional Design and Materials Practice at Brighton between 1994-2007. He moved to a post as Senior Critic in design at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence USA, where he became Interim Dean of Graduate Studies in 2008-9.
Internationally celebrated for his paintings, Professor Jackowski explores images of dispossession, loss and identity. At Brighton between 1987 and 2013, Jackowski's explorations of personal and collective memory are at the root of his researches into identities and cultures as handed on and explored through stories and images.
Helen Chadwick studied on the sculpture course at Brighton Polytechnic from 1973 to 1976. She went on to complete an MA at Chelsea, and then quickly became a kind of proto-yBa (young British artist), making installations addressing the power/gender relations inherent in specific environments. She gained celebrity with her autobiographical installation Ego geometria sum (1982-4)
Simon Kernick is a best-selling thriller novelist. The Business of Dying, the story of a London detective was released in July 2002, to much critical acclaim, with The Guardian describing it as “a gem”, and The Independent hailing it as “the crime debut of the year”.