Linda Scott

Job title
Senior Lecturer
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Linda joined Falmouth University in 2004, relocating from London where she worked as a freelance Illustrator and academic. She has worked for most of the national newspapers and her illustration career spans almost thirty years illustrating mainly within the editorial field for publications including Times Educational Supplement, Elle Magazine (UK and France), The Independent Newspaper, Jamie Magazine (UK and Holland), Resurgence And Ecologist Magazine, Radio Times and several BBC titles. Linda has also enjoyed commissions within the areas of advertising for Pret A Manger and United Emirates Airlines, design for Southwark Council and Abbey National, publishing for Heinemann, Scholastic and The Ivy Press and public art projects, including Jack's Cows in Cornwall and for DCA Libya.

Her career as an educator within the field of illustration and design spans twenty years during and in addition to her teaching role at Falmouth she has also taught at The University Of The Arts London, Surrey Institute, Southampton Institute and Plymouth University. In recent years, Linda has presented  research papers and presentations at conferences at an international level in Portugal and France.


YearQualificationAwarding body
PG Cert
University Of The Arts London
Ma ( Hons )
Royal College Of Art
Ba ( Hons )
Chelsea School Of Art

Honours and awards


Brian Robb Travel Bursary

Research interests

Research interests and expertise

Outsider Art and influences on contemporary illustration
Ghosts Of Gone Birds  - Conservation of Endangered Species Of Birds / raising awareness through images / Exhibition and research trip to Malta, resulting in catalyst for research paper presented at CONFIA, an International Conference in Illustration And Animation location in North Portugal.

Research topics

Ghosts Of Gone Birds Raising awareness of the potential extinction of endangered species of birds
Exploring the impact of Outsider Art on contemporary Illustration

Research outputs

Publications and research outputs


Scott, Linda (2018) Innocence Lost and the Landscapes of Darkness: Shedding light On Embedded Political Themes in Illustrated Narratives. CONFIA 18, 6th. pp. 608-624. ISSN 978-989-99861-6-9

Scott, Linda (2014) The Outsider Obsessions. Varoom Magazine, 24 (24). pp. 18-25. ISSN 1750-483x
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Conference or Workshop Item

Scott, Linda (2017) Sneetches, Picture Books and Children as Philosophers: Learning through critical enquiry with storybook characters as your teachers. In: CONFIA 2017, 14-16 July 2017, Guimares / Portugal.

Scott, Linda (2017) Illustrating Identities Conference in Nancy , France November 8-10 2017. In: Illustrating Identities, November 8 - 10 2017, Lorraine University Nancy France. (Unpublished) Item availability may be restricted.
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Scott, Linda (2016) What role do images and Arts Activism play in reinforcing messages connected to the theme of Climate Change ? In: CONFIA 2016 Illustration and Animation Conference, 10 - 12 June, Barcelos Portugal.

Scott, Linda (2015) Illustrator As Activist: Conservation of Endangered Species And the Role Of The Illustrator. In: CONFIA 2015, 10-12 April, 2015, Braga, Portugal.


Scott, Linda (2016) Pushing The Envelope. [Artwork] Item availability may be restricted.
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Scott, Linda (2016) Komik and Kathode. [Artwork]

Scott, Linda (2016) Lear Revisited. [Artwork] (Unpublished)
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Scott, Linda (2014) Cheltenham Illustration Awards. [Artwork]

Scott, Linda (2012) Happy Birthday Mr Lear. [Artwork] Item availability may be restricted.

Scott, Linda, Ridout, Lizzie, Potter, Ashley, Barwick, Tom, Owens, Dean and Harper, Clare (2012) Message. [Artwork]


Scott, Linda (2011) Ghosts Of Gone Birds. [Exhibition]


Wylde, Gillian, Shapiro, Carolyn, Christoforidou, Maria and Chapman, Neil (2017) FOMO: Falmouth Art Publishing Fair 2017. UNSPECIFIED.
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Poetry Society London ' Happy Birthday Edward Lear ' / Group Show

Norwich School Of Art / Manchester Metropolitan University The Magic Lantern / Group Show

2012 Rochelle School London ' Ghosts Of Gone Birds ' Group Exhibition

2014 Cheltenham Illustration Awards Wilson Gallery , Cheltenham Highly Commended

Serco / Association Of Illustrators Competition / exhibition

' Cycling in London ' 2012 / Highly commended

' Shed ' London group show

' FOMO ' The Falmouth Art Gallery October 2017
Presentation / talk supporting exhibition ' Alternative Visions '

' Illustrating Identities' Nancy , France November 2017
Illustration Conference Delivered presentation

' A Book Of The Night ' 12 Hour overnight event hosted by The Exchange Gallery , Penzance . Printmaking .

' 24 Hour Comic ' Hosted by The Education Space at The Eden Project

' Message ' Group Show of Research Group at Plymouth University

CONFIA 16 Illustration / Animation Conference Presentation North Portugal June 2016

CONFIA 15 Illustration / Animation Conference Research paper / Presentation North Portugal April 2015

' Komik And Kathode ' Group Exhibition
Venues: Manchester Metropolitan 2016, Hereford School of Art 2016, Hasting College of Art 2017, Birmingham City University 2017, Dublin EIRE 2017, Ipswich University 2017, SCAD Honk Kong 2017

The Big Draw 2015 Organisation of Event at Falmouth University Project Space
Workshops / Research /Collaboration

CONFIA 17 Illustration / Animation Conference Research paper
2017 Guimares / North Portugal

2009 ' Jacks Cows ' Public Art Project / Exhibition / Auction
Hall For Cornwall , Truro

2005 ' SHED ' 1 Group Show William Morris Museum London
2006 'SHED' 2 Group Show
' Interpretation ' Symposium Arts University Bournemouth / Association Of Illustrators


Areas of teaching

Visual Language IL207/209 Contextual and Negotiated Illustration IL 206 / 208 / Dissertation Supervision

Courses taught

BA(Hons) Illustration

Policy engagement within Cornwall

Exchange Gallery, Penzance/Newlyn Gallery

Business engagement

Intellectual property

Illustration spanning more than twenty years 

Business start ups

Linda Scott Illustration

Business engagement case studies

y the Bristol Collaboration project  2017
Collaboration with Dave Bain / Falmouth University Alumni

Dave Bain is a graduate of Falmouth , living and working in Bristol . Dave practises as an Illustrator and has also set up Illustration studios in the Stokes Croft area of Bristol and is responsible for setting up Illustration collectives in Bristol. In 2017 , Myself and Natalie Hayes collaborated with Dave to develop a study trip for Level 2 students to visit Bristol . Dave acted as Co-Ordinator and together we developed an itinerary of student visits to Illustrator / Artist studios including Hamilton House , Jamaica Street Studios and Space Gallery , where Dave currently has a studio. A brief was devised , related to the theme of ' Regeneration ' and work produced in response to this was exhibited on the final day of the trip in the gallery area of Space studio.
A workshop was delivered by Tom Newell of Limbic Cinema ( in which drawings made by students were converted digitally and projected onto both 3D and 2D formats. One of the primary purposes of the project was to introduce students to the concept of locating as a professional in Bristol as an alternative to London. We have a large alumni presence in Bristol and the trip was conceived to strengthen these connected communities of practitioners with our students.

Professional engagement