Lucy Brown

Job Title and Responsibilities

Senior Lecturer, BA (Hons) Graphic Design & BA (Hons) Illustration
Level 4 Year Tutor

About me

In 2009, after training and working in London, Sydney and Tel Aviv, I moved back to the North West to put down some roots. Teaching soon became an integral part of my career as I balanced several sessional contracts with the day-to-day running of my own self-employed practice. Prior to this, I worked with typographer, Oded Ezer, in Israel, as a graphic designer for The Guardian newspaper and the Institute of Contemporary Arts
and as an art director for M&C Saatchi in Australia.

In 2014, I completed an MA in Graphic Design, awarded with Distinction. In addition, I have a First Class BA (Hons) degree in Graphic Design: Typography, both from London College of Communication. I am a Fellow of the HEA (Higher Education Academy) and also Co-Membership Officer of the GDEN (Graphic Design Educator’s Network).

I have been a Senior Lecturer on the BA (Hons) Graphic Design and BA (Hons) Illustration courses at Staffordshire University since 2015. Prior to this, I was Programme Leader of the BA (Hons) Graphic Arts & Design course at University Centre Stockport having successfully written and validated the course with MMU. In addition, I have taught graphic design and typography at London College of Communication and Manchester Metropolitan University, along with contextual studies for both graphic design and fashion at Liverpool John Moores University.


MA Graphic Design, 2014, UAL London College of Communication, Distinction
Research question:  Beyond digital technology: introducing undergraduate graphic design and illustration students to the non-linear landscape of the creative process.

PGCert Learning & Teaching in Higher Education, 2012, LJMU

BA (Hons) Graphic Media Design: Typography, 2009, UAL London College of Communication, First Class


Professional Memberships and Activities

Fellow, Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
Co-Membership Officer, Graphic Design Educator’s Network (GDEN)


Graphic Design
Illustration/Image Making

Research and Interests

Over the coming years, I hope to continue to develop the pedagogic focus of my MA research, which I completed in 2014. I am interested in the effects of digital technology on the undergraduate approach to the creative process, particularly at entry-level into Higher Education. I also hope to continue to develop revised pedagogic teaching and learning methods in light of my findings.

Current Teaching

Senior Lecturer, BA (Hons) Graphic Design & BA (Hons) Illustration
Level 4 Year Tutor, Level 5 Lecturer



Lucy Brown
School of Art & Design (Visual Design)
Faculty of Arts and Creative Technologies
Staffordshire University
Flaxman Building
College Road
t: +44 (0)1782 294504