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"In January 1979 I was appointed as Head of Fashion and Textiles at Brighton, moving to Courtaulds as Design Director in 1985. Two years later I was head hunted by Next to head up interiors and in 1989 I became Professor and Head of Fashion and Textiles at the Royal College of Art."
Gillian Youngs was Professor of Digital Economy at the University of Brighton until 2016. Her work at the university was as an applied theorist, actively engaged in knowledge exchange, business and policy-related processes.
Graham Duff is a scriptwriter, producer and comic actor. Since graduating from the Faculty of Arts with a BA(Hons) Expressive Arts (Music) in 1985, scriptwriter, producer and comic actor, Graham Duff has created a highly individual body of work for TV and radio.
William Bond was Head Master of Brighton School of Art from 1905 until his sudden death in 1918. An accomplished painter in both oils and watercolours, he had been a pupil teacher at the School prior to undertaking further artistic training in Paris. He exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy.
Lisa Barnard, who graduated in 2005, is a photographic artist who is interested in current debates concerning psychological and post-Marxist aesthetic theories.
Miles Gould and Pete Dungey both graduated with Graphic Design BA(Hons) in 2010 and now work together as the Oak Design Studio.
Kate graduated in 1985 in Graphic Design and Illustration BA(Hons). She realised very quickly after leaving college that she didn't want to use her artistic skills to make a living.
Louise Rennison is the author of the 10 teenage diaries of Georgia Nicolson, author and performer of ‘Stevie Wonder felt my face’ and ex-Women with Beards. Broadcast with John Peel and Radio 4, and columnist for the London Evening Standard.
Peter Richardson studied Illustration at Brighton Art College from 1972 to 1975.
Fred Butler studied Fashion Design BA(Hons), graduating in 2003. She is a props stylist and accessories designer with her own company, Fred Butler Style.
Native of Brighton and a teacher at Brighton School of Art in the 1960s, Raymond Briggs trained at the Wimbledon School of Art and the Slade. Since 1957 he has been an illustrator and writer, mainly of children’s books but also adult political satire, stage plays and radio plays, producing iconic work including "The Snowman" and "When the Wind Blows."
As a leading illustrator, wood engraver, painter, author of many books, teacher, and designer for posters, ceramics and glass, Clare Leighton enjoyed a distinguished career on both sides of the Atlantic.
From 1946 until his early death in 1976, Leslie Cole taught at Brighton College of Art (later Polytechnic) and the Central School of Arts and Crafts, London. At the former he worked closely for many years with John Vernon Lord teaching drawing to graphic design and illustration students.
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.
"I think it is fair to say that I have never deviated from the aims of the original Brighton expressive arts course (if there were any) of which I was part of the first year’s intake. Bemused tutors, perhaps not sure how this ghetto course would develop"
Liz Hingley is a British photographer and researcher, specialising in documentary, reportage and portraiture.
Mike McEvoy is an architect and expert on environmental performance requirements for building components. He is currently running IFORE, a 6.3m euro Interreg research project.
Karen Norquay led the University of Brighton's provision of arts as Head of School for many years. She is a practising photographer both in the fields of research and editorial photography. Her editorial work explores the still life genre from conforming to the traditional aesthetic conventions to challenging its language and form.
Richard Rowland, was a documentary photographer who worked in both the commercial and arts sectors, with a particular passion for the urban environment. He exhibited, and was published extensively, both in the UK and overseas.
Chris Riddell studied Illustration at Brighton Polytechnic. He has drawn covers for Punch, Economist, New Statesman and Literary Review. and is Political Cartoonist on the Observer newspaper.
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.