Senior Lecturer, Head of Third Year BA(Hons) Illustration
Natalie is an educator with over 25 years of teaching experience, working for a number of different institutions and across a range of creative courses. Natalie currently runs the third year of the BA(Hons) Illustration course at Falmouth University.
With many years' experience as an illustrator across a range of genres including advertising, editorial, publicity and countryside interpretation etc, her commercial work targeted companies whose ethical credentials aligned with her own. Examples of companies she has been commissioned by include Survival International, Friends of the Earth, The Nuffield Theatre, Marshall Cavendish Publishing etc. An interest in environmental issues led to a series of countryside interpretation projects for a number of countryside organisations and she has worked as an illustrator for Hampshire County Council, Winchester City Council and Wokingham Borough Council. With a keen interest in community based projects she has also run creative workshops with children and has recently supervised a mural project with Falmouth Illustration students in a local primary school.
Through studying the MA Illustration: Authorial Practice course at Falmouth university, Natalie developed an interest in self-authored narrative and developed projects which 'disrupted' conventional storytelling practices. Interested in the potential for symbolism, metaphor and myth to transform a personal story into a universal story, she developed narrative sequences exploring relationships and mental health.
|2006||MA Illustration: Authorial Practice||Falmouth University|
|1995||Post Graduate Certificate of Education (HE / FE)||Southampton University|
|1989||BA (Hons) Graphic Design (Illustration Pathway)||Exeter College of Art and Design|
Areas of teaching
- Art & Design
- Ethics & Social Conscience
- Visual Studies
- Illustration BA(Hons)
Engagement with professional associations and societies