BA (Hons) coursesIllustration

Staff Research

Joel Lardner MA, Senior Lecturer

Third Year Level Leader

Joel Lardner is continuing with his extensive engagement and the further development of his professional practice. Illustration clients have included Sony Europe, The New York Times Magazine, The Guardian Newspaper Ltd and BBC Radio 1. His current focus is on the development of collaborative work and an exploration of new contexts for authorial practice.

Joel has lectured widely across the sector and has had his work exhibited internationally. His work has appeared in numerous industry leading international publications.  He is actively engaged in creative discourse with students regarding his research, live projects and professional practise and is developing his research into new contexts for illustration with the level six cohort.

In 2012 Joel Co-authored ‘The Digital Art Technique Manual’. It was published internationally by A & C Black (Bloomsbury) and Barrons Educational Series (USA).

Sharon Beeden MA RCA, Senior Lecturer
Second Year Level Leader

Sharon Beeden’s creative practice relates to a body of work generated on site, associated to being awarded an Artist Residency at Cape Cornwall. Fascinated by the notion of a ‘small world’, her work captures the spirit and essence of people and place, in a range of creative outcomes.

Sharon is a Master NLP Practitioner, and is interested in developing innovative learning and teaching approaches in relation to the use of space and idea generation, which has recently underpinned several knowledge transfer projects with industry, and topics for published academic papers.