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.

Linda has taught within the fields of FE and HE for almost thirty years.

External Links

Contact details

Telephone 01326 255403

Qualifications

Qualifications

Year Qualification Awarding body
2024 FHEA (Fellow of the Higher Education Authority) Higher Education Authority
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
1986

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.

She has presented internationally at conferences and had research published for CONFIA annually from 2015 to her most recent presentation in 2023. Her research paper on the theme of Adaptation and Illustration was published in Polysemes a peer reviewed research journal.

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

    (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
  • Scott, Linda

    (2020), The All Seeing Eye: Surveillance Technologies as Tools of Control, In: CONFIA2020:8TH CONFERENCE ON ILLUSTRATION AND ANIMATION, Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave, Northern Portugal, pp. 1-688, ISBN: 978-989-54939-0-6
  • Scott, Linda

    (2019), Dark Dualities, Emergence and Eruption: Representations of The Shadow within Contemporary Illustrated Narratives, In: CONFIA19, Instituto Politecnio do Calvado e do Ave, Barcelos PORTUGAL, pp. 436-448, ISBN: 978-989-54489-1-3
  • Scott, Linda

    (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
  • 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

    (2016), What role do images and Arts Activism play in reinforcing messages connected to the theme of Climate Change ?, In: CONFIA 4th International Conference in Illustration & Animation, Edicao IPCA, Barcelos Portugal, pp. 510-524, ISSN: ISBN 978-989-99465-5-2
  • Scott, Linda

    (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
  • Scott, Linda

    (2019), Heart Of Unity, In: Cheltenham Illustration Awards, November 9th - December 22nd 2019, The Museum In The Park Stroud
  • Scott, Linda

    (2016), Pushing The Envelope, In: Pushing The Envelope, April 17 - May 1 , May 6 -16 , May 21 - 31, House Of Illustration London / Hereford College Of Arts /Hay Festival
  • Scott, Linda

    (2016), Komik and Kathode, In: Komik and Kathode, Start 2016 - 2017, 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
  • Scott, Linda

    (2016), Lear Revisited, In: Lear Revisited, 2016, Omnibus Arts Centre , Clapham , London, (Unpublished)
  • Scott, Linda

    (2014), Cheltenham Illustration Awards, In: Cheltenham Illustration awards, October 15 - November 2014, Cheltenham / Wilson Gallery
  • Scott, Linda

    (2012), Happy Birthday Mr Lear, In: Happy Birthday Mr Lear, May 7th - June 8th 2012, The Poetry Society Covent Garden / London, Item availability may be restricted.
  • Scott, Linda

    Ridout, Lizzie, Potter, Ashley, Barwick, Tom, Owens, Dean and Harper, Clare, (2012), Message, In: Message, 2012, Plymouth University Crosspoint / Roland Levinsky Building
  • Scott, Linda

    (2023), Dark Town: Reimagining dangerous tradition, group ritual and brutal betrayal, In: Illustration and adaptation, October 10/11 2019, Burgundy University Dijon
  • Scott, Linda

    (2023), The Canary in the Coalmine: Retransmitting Apocalyptic Warnings through Dystopian Narrative, In: CONFIA 23, 6-7 JULY 2023, Centro Cultural e De Congressos, pp. 354-368
  • Scott, Linda

    (2022), TRANSITUS: Time Travel, Transmedia and The Transatlantic Slave Trade, In: TRANSITUS, 15 - 16 July 2022, ONLINE: TEAMS, (Submitted), Item availability may be restricted.
  • 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.
  • Wylde, Gillian

    Christoforidou, Maria and Chapman, Neil, (2017), FOMO: Falmouth Art Publishing Fair 2017, Falmouth Art Gallery and Library
  • Scott, Linda

    (2014), The Outsider Obsessions, In: Varoom Magazine: The Journal of Illustration and Made Images, Association Of Illustrators, London, 24 (24), pp. 18-25, ISSN: 1750-483X, Item availability may be restricted.
  • Scott, Linda

    (2011), Ghosts Of Gone Birds, In: Ghosts Of Gone Birds, November 2 - 23 2011, Rochelle Gallery London
  • North, Laurence

    Shapiro, Carolyn, McCannon, Desdemona and Holme, Adrian, (2022), 12th Annual Illustration Research Symposium, Falmouth University, Cornwall, UK

Events

2012

Poetry Society London 'Happy Birthday Edward Lear' / Group Show

Events

2012

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

Events

2012

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

Events

2014

2014 Cheltenham Illustration Awards - Wilson Gallery , Cheltenham Highly Commended

Events

2012

Serco / Association Of Illustrators Competition / exhibition 'Cycling in London' 2012 / Highly commended

Events

2012

'Shed' London group show

Events

2017

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

Events

2017

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

Events

2011

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

Events

2011

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

Events

2011

'Message' Group Show of Research Group at Plymouth University

Events

2016

CONFIA 16 - Illustration / Animation Conference Presentation North Portugal June 2016

Events

2015

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

Events

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

Events

2015

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

Events

2017

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

Events

2009

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

Events

2005

2005 'SHED' 1 Group Show William Morris Museum London 2006 'SHED' 2 Group Show

Events

2014

https://theaoi.com/2014/08/13/interpretation-symposium/ 'Interpretation' Symposium Arts University Bournemouth / Association Of Illustrators Conference

Events

2019

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.

Teaching

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.

In October 2023, Linda and highly regarded Reportage Illustrator Olivier Kugler, took a group of second year Illustration students to Newlyn Fishing Port where they were provided with invaluable information from Julian Ware and Eddie Fletcher from the Fishermen's Mission and also visited Rich Adams at Argoe , a restaurant specialising in fish caught in Newlyn  where they learned about Rich's connection with Newlyn and the ambitions of the restaurant. Students also visited other restaurants in the area. work developed for the project will be exhibited at the Newlyn Gallery in the spring of 2024.

Funding for this project was awarded by KEF following  a proposal that Linda submitted for the project in 2023 and which, without , the project would not have gone ahead.

Engagement with professional associations and societies

Linda is a member of the Scientific Committee for CONFIA and over the past few years has been involved with blind reviewing conference papers and moderating panels.

In 2023 Linda also reviewed a research paper for The Journal of Illustration.

Professional esteem indicators

Year Description
2019

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

2014

Cheltenham Illustration Awards - Highly Commended

2013

Article published in 'Varoom Lab' - Industry related publication

2010

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

2010

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