Senior Lecturer

Linda joined Falmouth University in 2004, relocating from London where she worked as a freelance Illustrator and academic. She has been commissioned by 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. Music industry commissions have been from BMG, Virgin Records and World Circuit. 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 creating media workshops for videos used to train teachers for DCA Libya.

Her career as an educator within the field of illustration and design spans twenty four 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 at conferences and been published internationally in conference proceedings in Northern Portugal at CONFIA 15,16,17,18 and 19. She has delivered presentations at the University of Lorraine in 2017 and at Burgundy University in 2019 .

External Links

Contact details

Telephone 01326 255403



Year Qualification Awarding body
2004 PG Cert University Of The Arts London
1988 MA Royal College Of Art
1986 BA (Hons ) Chelsea School Of Art

Honors and awards

Year Description

Brian Robb Travel Bursary

Membership of external committees

Scientific Committee CONFIA conference . A board responsible for reviewing research papers submitted for the conference

Research Interests

Research interests and expertise

Research interests include climate change , bird conservation , misuses of surveillance and adaptations of classic novels.

Participating in a field trip to Malta as part of the 'Ghosts of Gone Birds' creative army in 2014 to monitor the annual bird hunt, became the catalyst for an active interest in conservation, ecology and issue based research .

Linda has presented papers at conference internationally in Northern Portugal and been published in conference publications at Illustration and animation conferences at CONFIA 15,16,17,18 ,19 and in 2020 she participated in the online event.

Further outputs include presenting papers at conferences at the University of Lorraine in 2017 and in Dijon in 2019.


Research Topics

  • Climate change and the role of illustration
  • Exploring the impact of Outsider Art on contemporary Illustration
  • Ghosts Of Gone Birds: Raising awareness of the potential extinction of endangered species of birds
  • Illustration and Adaptation
  • Jungian Shadow Theory and Illustrated Narratives
  • Philosophy for children using illustrated narratives to teach critical inquiry

Research Outputs

Publications and research outputs


Scott, Linda ORCID logoORCID: (2014) The Outsider Obsessions. Varoom Magazine: The Journal of Illustration and Made Images, 24 (24). pp. 18-25. ISSN 1750-483X Item availability may be restricted.
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Book Section

Scott, Linda ORCID logoORCID: (2021) Low Brow, High Brow, Sci Fi: From the Margins to the Heights. In: CONFIA 2021: 9th International Conference on Illustration & Animation, October 28-29, Aveiro, Portugal. IPCA University, Barcelos Northern Portugal, pp. 243-257. ISBN 978-989-54939-6-8
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Scott, Linda ORCID logoORCID: (2020) The All Seeing Eye: Surveillance Technologies as Tools of Control. In: CONFIA2020:8TH CONFERENCE ON ILLUSTRATION AND ANIMATION. CONFIA . Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave, Northern Portugal, pp. 1-688. ISBN 978-989-54939-0-6
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Scott, Linda ORCID logoORCID: (2019) Dark Dualities, Emergence and Eruption: Representations of The Shadow within Contemporary Illustrated Narratives. In: CONFIA19. CONFIA . Instituto Politecnio do Calvado e do Ave, Barcelos PORTUGAL, pp. 436-448. ISBN 978-989-54489-1-3
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Scott, Linda ORCID logoORCID: (2018) Innocence Lost and the Landscapes of Darkness: Shedding light On Embedded Political Themes in Illustrated Narratives. In: CONFIA 2018: International conference on Illustration & Animation. IPCA, Barcelos PORTUGAL, pp. 608-624. ISBN 978-989-99861-6-9
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Scott, Linda ORCID logoORCID: (2017) Sneetches, Picture Books and Children as Philosophers: Learning through critical enquiry with storybook characters as your teachers. In: UNSPECIFIED UNSPECIFIED.
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Scott, Linda ORCID logoORCID: (2016) What role do images and Arts Activism play in reinforcing messages connected to the theme of Climate Change ? In: UNSPECIFIED Edicao IPCA, Barcelos Portugal, pp. 510-524.
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Scott, Linda ORCID logoORCID: (2015) Illustrator As Activist: Conservation of Endangered Species And the Role Of The Illustrator. In: CONFIA 15. IPCA University Portugal, Portugal, pp. 341-352. ISBN 978-989-98241-9-5
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Conference or Workshop Item

Scott, Linda ORCID logoORCID: (2019) Dark Town: Reimagining dangerous tradition, group ritual and brutal betrayal. In: Illustration and adaptation, October 10/11 2019, Burgundy University Dijon France. (Submitted)
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Scott, Linda ORCID logoORCID: (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 ORCID logoORCID: (2019) Heart Of Unity. [Artwork]
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Scott, Linda ORCID logoORCID: (2016) Pushing The Envelope. [Artwork]
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Scott, Linda ORCID logoORCID: (2016) Komik and Kathode. [Artwork]
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Scott, Linda ORCID logoORCID: (2016) Lear Revisited. [Artwork] (Unpublished)
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Scott, Linda ORCID logoORCID: (2014) Cheltenham Illustration Awards. [Artwork]
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Scott, Linda ORCID logoORCID: (2012) Happy Birthday Mr Lear. [Artwork] Item availability may be restricted.
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Scott, Linda ORCID logoORCID:, Ridout, Lizzie ORCID logoORCID:, Potter, Ashley, Barwick, Tom, Owens, Dean and Harper, Clare (2012) Message. [Artwork]
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Scott, Linda ORCID logoORCID: (2011) Ghosts Of Gone Birds. [Exhibition]
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Wylde, Gillian ORCID logoORCID:, Shapiro, Carolyn ORCID logoORCID:, Christoforidou, Maria and Chapman, Neil ORCID logoORCID: (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


2014 'Interpretation' Symposium Arts University Bournemouth / Association Of Illustrators Conference



Cheltenham Illustration Awards 'All Together Now '. Selection for inclusion in exhibition at Musuem in the Park, Stroud. Publication in book of shortlisted illustrators of same title, published by Pitville Press.


Areas of teaching

  • dissertation
  • Editing
  • Illustration.
  • narrative design
  • Publishing
  • theory
  • Visual Communication

Courses taught

  • BA(Hons) Illustration

Policy engagement within Cornwall

Engagement with organisations which contribute to the development of educational, cultural or socio-economic policies in 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

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

Independent professional practice

Linda's illustration career spans almost thirty years ,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. Music industry commissions have come from BMG, Virgin Records and World Circuit Records. Commissions within the areas of advertising include 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 creating media workshops for videos used to train teachers for DCA Libya.

Social, community and cultural engagement

Linda has exhibited at venues including the ICA, London Transport Museum, Wiliam Morris Museum, House of Illustration and Rochelle Gallery in London, The Museum in the Park, Stroud and Manchest Metropolitan University.

Engagement with professional associations and societies

During 2019 and 2020, Linda was invited to join the Scientific Committee at CONFIA conference. Her role includes blind reviewing conference papers.

Professional esteem indicators

Year Description

Cheltenham Illustration Awards: 'Altogether Now' Inclusion in exhibition in The Museum in The Park, Stroud and in a publication of the same title by The Pittville Press


Cheltenham Illustration Awards - Highly Commended


Article published in 'Varoom Lab' - Industry related publication


Selection for inclusion in 'Cycling in London' exhibition at The London Transport museum, Covent Garden (annual exhibition by The Association Of Illustrators and Serco)


Selection and inclusion in 'Images' Illustration annual. Peer reviewed selection process