Meet the team
Our team of practitioners and specialists, as well as experienced technicians, will guide you in mastering your specialism within the field.
Gavin Ambrose, course leader
Gavin is a practicing graphic designer who works with clients on diverse and engaging social, cultural and environmental projects. His practice, Studio 245, works within graphic design, print and environmental design with the aims of culturally enriching our environment and field of vision and embracing new ways of learning. He teaches through activities focused around workshops and activity led sessions aimed at empowering learners.
This method is based, in part, on the teachings of Jean-Pol Martin, who pioneered the LdL method of teaching (Lernen durch Lehren or Learning by Teaching) where peers are encouraged to teach one another.
Since 2005 Gavin has authored and designed a series of books on design and design theory for Bloomsbury Press London and New York which have been translated into multiple languages.
Gavin is a registered PhD supervisor at the University of Brighton, and this presents an opportunity to advance higher level study and research.
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Lizzie Finn has a commercial background in graphic design and illustration for the fashion and music industries. After graduating from Central St. Martins, her use of textile materials in the context of visual communication attracted clients including Vitra, Vogue, Channel 4 and The Victoria and Albert Museum. Lizzie has exhibited her work internationally and has spoken at design conferences in Tokyo, Sydney, Oslo and Steven’s Point, Wisconsin.
Before joining the University of Brighton, she was course leader for Illustration and Visual Media at The London College of Communication, University of The Arts London and has taught at Chelsea College of Arts and Winchester School of Art and run workshops related to her practice at Fabrica in Italy and Ecal in Switzerland.
Lizzie Finn’s practice and research reflect her continued interest in creating images which incorporate a convergence of visual languages and references from varied sources. Recent projects have focused on constructing assemblages in fabric, thread and other materials.
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