Claire Smith


School of Digital, Technologies and Arts

I am a small-press comic artist and illustrator. I create and self-publish all of my own comics and sell them at conventions around the country. I also work as a 2D background artist for various different game projects.

Professional memberships and activities

Adwords Certified.

Academic qualifications

Postgraduate Certification in Higher and Professional Education
BA (hons) Cartoon and Comic Arts
Btec National Diploma in Art and Design


Digital Marketing

Adobe Creative Cloud

Technical Drawing

Research interests

The development of working with VARK learning styles
Women Comic Artists
The UK comic convention scene.

Enterprise and commercial interests

Self-published comic artist, creator of I Work With Cats (2012) and Bajo Mano (2013-present)


Marketing, Self Promotion, E-commerce, Webcomics, Creative Writing and Comics History


I Work With Cats
Bajo Mano

Top 250 Young University

Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020

Top 15 for Teaching Quality

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

Top 15 for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

Midlands University of the Year

Midlands Business Awards 2020