Meet the team
You will be learning from a staff team of practising designers, makers, artists and researchers, bringing their real-world expertise to your studies. There is also programme of visiting lectures and one-off speakers that runs through each year across the university's arts courses.
Staff who teach on the course include:
Tanya has worked on commercial and independent multimedia projects, which explore the breadth of material innovation application across Fashion Accessories, Product and Industrial Design and Craft. Her clients, sponsors and collaborators include Vivienne Westwood, PUMA, Dyson, WGSN, The NHS and Absolut Vodka, ICI, Lucite International, Perspex, Ineos and Eastman, NGOs such as Vision Aid Overseas, Marine Conservation Society, Dreamcatcher Foundation and Eco-Bali.
She has exhibited in the UK, Europe, The US and Far East at major design shows and cultural venues, she has been a guest presenter on The BBC and her work has featured in international press features including Elle, The Times, The Observer, The Mail, The Independent, The Telegraph, The Sunday Times, Elle, Fashion.net, Dezeen, fashionista.com, International Textiles, Wallpaper, FX. Read Tanya's full profile.
Nick is an award winning sustainable designer and published researcher whose consultancy and research impacts on global, industrial companies, international NGOs as well as governing bodies and civic communities in the UK and overseas.
He has collaborated with, or designed for international industrial brands and NGOs including PUMA, New Balance, The BBC, Vivienne Westwood, Interface, Tesco, The Beatles and Apple Corps, The Design Council, WGSN, Vision Aid Overseas, The Marine Conservation Society, The British Council, Philips, The V&A and Natural History Museum, Ellen MacArthur Foundation.
His work has featured in international press features including The Times, The Observer, The Mail, The Independent, The Telegraph, The Sunday Times, Elle, Fashion.net, Core 77, fashionista.com, International Textiles, Design Week, Blueprint, Icon, Wallpaper, FX.
He disseminates research internationally on subjects including design for circular economies, the prevention of waste, material innovation, health and well-being and sustainable development across areas of fashion, product and industrial design and the built environment. Read Nick's full profile.
Caterina Radvan leads the Fashion & Textiles programme. She specialises in teaching knitwear and textile design. For many years her practice-based research has focused on the exploitation of knitting and spinning technology to develop fashion knitwear through an empirical approach to design. Read Caterina's full profile.
Avril's art practice research incorporates an expanded approach to drawing that connects diverse aspects of her work through the use of different materials and mediums, including metalworking. Her key research themes of identity and place, personal histories and notions of perceived and physical boundaries are explored through both site-based work and drawings. In her work she investigates material meaning, craft, maps and landscape. Read Avril's full profile.
Martin leads the Business Studies modules for the Fashion Courses at the University of Brighton and is Director of the Creative Workspace company The Werks Group. He undertakes research into creative entrepreneurship and creative ecologies. Read Martin's full profile.