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Designer Lin Cheung describes her practice as “shaped by a questioning and curious attitude towards what jewellery is and what it could be.”
In 2012, she won the commission to design the athletes' medals awarded at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
Alice Stevenson was born in London in 1982 and studied Graphic Design, graduating in 2005. She lives and works in East London as a freelance illustrator, surface pattern designer and artist on numerous advertising, editorial and publishing commissions, designed furnishing fabric and stationary and exhibited her work in the UK and abroad.
Addison Cresswell was a highly successful comedy agent credited with steering the careers of stand up "alternative' comedians into mainstream radio and television during the 1980s.
Most widely known for his archaeologically informed visual reconstructions of early historical settlements which did much to popularise historic sites and buildings, Alan Sorrell worked in a variety of artistic disciplines from large scale murals to book illustrations, as well as a period as a commercial artist after the First World War
Designer Kyle Bean graduated from the University of Brighton Faculty of Arts with a first class BA(Hons) Illustration degree in 2009. He was talent spotted at his graduate show by the Head of Merchandising at Liberty in London and was commissioned to produce a display for them.
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”.
Living in the crafts hothouse of Ditchling in the 1930s Dunstan Pruden was much influenced by the Eric Gill and the Guild of St Dominic, under whose auspices (with Philip Hargreen) he published Silversmithing: its principles and practice in small workshops.
Chris Shaw Hughes studied at the University of Brighton Faculty of Arts, graduating with a first class Critical Fine Art Practice BA(Hons) in 2008. He followed this by achieving a distinction for his MA Fine Art in 2010.
Laurence Scarfe worked in wide range of visual disciplines: book and magazine illustration, poster and wallpaper design, mural painting, fine art and ceramic decoration. He taught at the Central School of Art from 1945 to 1970, followed by a decade at Brighton Polytechnic, lecturing on the history of illustration and graphic design.
Artist Maisie Broadhead graduated from the Faculty of Arts with a 3D Design BA(Hons) in 2009. After working as a jeweller, Broadhead has begun creating photographs that exist as modern day reinterpretations of historical paintings where jewellery is at the centre of the image’s meaning.
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.
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.
Polly Dunbar has been Illustrating and writing childrens' books since she was an undergraduate. Her work, which includes Tilly and Friends, is both whimsical and humourous.
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.
A highly respected topographical landscape painter, Charles Knight was an important figure in Brighton School of Art over many decades. He attended Brighton School of Art (1919-23) where he was particularly influenced by painter Louis Ginnett and architect John Denman.
A graduate of the old Brighton Grammar School and Brighton School of Art, Conrad Heighton Leigh went onto the Slade School of Art in London and the Academie Julian before making a career in painting, murals and poster design as well as book illustration. He lived and worked in Brighton in the early twentieth century.
Throughout her career, Jill Seddon was a pioneer and innovator in Design History as a field of academic enquiry, with major achievements in pedagogy and research, working in the field of women designers, craft design, public sculpture and urban development.
Having a long association with Brighton, distinguished artist and illustrator John Vernon Lord was appointed Professor of Illustration in 1986, then Professor Emeritus. His picture book "The Giant Jam Sandwich" (1972) has become a classic while his illustrated edition of The Nonsense Verse of Edward Lear (1984) won two national awards.
In many ways Julian Freeman’s British Art: a walk round the rusty pier (2006) was a summation of two long spells of work at Brighton. As the Polytechnic’s Exhibition Officer from October 1978 until December 1989, Julian introduced into the gallery’s annual programmes sporadic exhibitions that offered new perspectives to key themes in British art from the 1880s to the (then) present
I joined the History of Design BA programme in 1984. In academic terms, this was a new subject that set out to explore the meanings and role of things in the modern world. On the pages of glossy design magazines, this meant chic objects by stars, but my tutors were very keen to expand the ‘canon’.
"I have had a long and enjoyable association with the ‘College of Art’, as my generation still like to call it. In 1969 I had just moved to Brighton from London and was a freelance graphic designer. I applied for a post in the Graphic Design Department and was interviewed by John Biggs."