Rachel Alderson


School of Digital, Technologies and Arts

I’m a Lecturer on the Concept Art for Games and Film course having previously worked as a freelance Concept Artist and Illustrator for various clients on projects such as video games, film, branding and trading card games.

After starting a course to becoming a Forensic Scientist I decided that it wasn’t for me and set out on my journey to become a Concept Artist. Upon completing my BA Hons Degree in Illustration I knew I wanted to work for myself so I built my own brand and began freelancing for a few years, I began to work more towards becoming a Concept Artist in the video games industry working for clients such as Creative Assembly, Feral Interactive, X-Gamer, Legend Story Studios and being published in Imagine FX magazine.

After having an amazing time freelancing I now teach here at Staffordshire University across a range of modules such as Characters, Environments and Collaborative projects where I have a passion for indie games and bringing ideas to life.


Top 15 for Teaching Quality

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

6th for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022

Midlands University of the Year

Midlands Business Awards 2020