GRAHAM BLACK, ASSOCIATE LECTURER
Graham graduated from Brighton Polytechnic with a BA Hons degree in graphic design and illustration in 1985. Four years ago he relocated from Brighton to run his own design studio and focus on his printmaking practice.
He has art directed magazines and campaigns for some of the biggest and most respected brands in global publishing, including the FT, The Economist and The Observer. Previously, his agency experience focused on the music industry, designing record sleeves, posters, advertising and marketing campaigns for Virgin, EMI, Sony and the Mercury Music Prize, amongst others.
During the past 30 years of commissioning for editorial magazines and newspapers he has built close relationships with many of the most celebrated illustrators and agencies in the UK and globally and has a thorough knowledge and understanding of the design and publishing industry. In his role as Art Director he has regularly reviewed portfolios for both younger graduates and established artists, providing constructive feedback and explaining how to implement this into their practice.
Course taught at Falmouth University:
- BA(Hons) Illustration
- MA Authorial Practice
EXAMPLES OF PRACTICE
Become adept at problem solving and creating your visual language on an illustration course renowned for its professional practice and industry connections. From day one you’ll have your own desk space, and be encouraged to embrace the studio culture of creative communities.
MA Authorial Illustration
Develop your unique authorial voice on this studio-based MA Illustration course. You’ll learn to see your work as an evolving practice, as you challenge and re-evaluate your personal visual language with the help of experienced practitioners.