The Northern School of Art seeks to deliver ‘Exceptional Education for Creative Careers’ – it does this by engaging with a wide range of partners working across each creative sub-sector to ensure that teaching and learning are in line with the latest developments in and requirements of industry. Accordingly each course has developed an Industrial Liaison Group where students and academic staff engage with external partners on a range of issues to ensure that students gain a direct insight into the working of the creative sector For each course area, through the year, engagement will come through: • Consultation about curriculum content and development • Crit sessions, live-briefs and work experience opportunities • workshops and lectures to staff and students • visits to companies/locations. • Less formal contact at trade shows, conferences, and exhibitions Each ILG is made up of Visiting Fellows – people or organisations prominent in their field of creativity These Visiting Fellows are identified below for each of our faculties of study:

Sophie Thompson

Sep 01 2022
Textiles Designer Sophie has had a dynamic, diverse career working across surface design for interiors and has worked...
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Sarah Nixon

Sep 01 2022
Textiles Designer Sarah graduated from The Northern School  of Art in 2009, and launched her design career as a desig...
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Dave Sedgewick

Mar 09 2022
Designer StudioDBD StudioDBD are an independent design studio based in Manchester who specialise in creating and nurt...
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Maria Cooper

Jan 26 2022
Senior Print Designer Maria is the Senior Print Designer at Orla Kiely. After leaving The Northern where she gained h...
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Gillian Arnold

Jan 26 2022
Surface Designer & Business Owner Gillian has a successful surface design business based in the North East. She s...
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Davinder Madaher

Jan 26 2022
Surface Designer Davinder has been a practicing surface designer for more than 30 years, working in the UK and USA fo...
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Matt East

Jan 26 2022
Co-founder EPH Creative Matt is the co-founder of EPH Creative a supplier to the themed events industry specialising ...
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Grant Montgomery

Jan 26 2022
Art Director & Production Designer Grant Montgomery is a production designer and art director, known for his work...
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Tina Sherifa Hicks

Jan 26 2022
Production Designer & Art Director Tina is a Production Designer and Art Director whose many credits include: Wat...
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Frede Spencer

Jan 26 2022
Twenty Twenty Founder Frede is the founder of Twenty Twenty. Twenty Twenty is a London based creative agency represen...
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Jamie Hawkesworth

Jan 26 2022
Fashion & Documentary Photograper Jamie Hawkesworth is a British fashion and documentary photographer. Hawkeswort...
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Alex Schneideman

Jan 26 2022
Photographer Alex Schneideman is a photographer and master printer. In 2004 he founded FLOW. FLOW is a fine art photo...
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Richard Forster

Jan 26 2022
International Artist Richard Forster has established himself as an international artist of high regard. He is collect...
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Jenny Morten

Jan 26 2022
Ceramicist Jenny has particular expertise in ceramics with the use of bright clear glaze and slip colouring and the u...
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Fullwell73

Jan 26 2022
TV Production Company Fulwell 73 is a major, award winning, TV production company based in London and LA. James Corde...
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Ishy Din

Jan 26 2022
Writer Stage, Screen & Radio Ishy is an award winning writer for stage screen and radio Currently he is under com...
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Tom Marshall

Jan 26 2022
TV Director A top film and TV director and former student, Tom Marshall has recently directed an A-list cast in the N...
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Matt McGough

Jan 26 2022
Founder Ithica Films Matt is the founder of Ithica Films, a growing independent, award-winning film company based in ...
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Jimmy Turrell

Jan 26 2022
Graphic Artist & Videographer Jimmy Turrell is a graphic artist and videographer, born in Newcastle and raised in...
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Mark Lucas

Jan 26 2022
Director of Strategy & Performance at The Works Mark is Director of Strategy & Performance at The Works an in...
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Beccy Owen

Jan 26 2022
Creative Director: The Creative Alchemist Beccy is the Creative Director of The Creative Alchemist – a design and bra...
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Gillian Wolfe

Jan 26 2022
Head of costume Beamish Museum Beamish is a world famous outdoor museum which recreates different periods from the Ge...
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Angels Costumes

Jan 26 2022
International Costume Provider Angels Costumes is the go-to costume provider for high end TV and feature films as wel...
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Keith Opie

Jan 26 2022
Director & Senior Creative Artist Keith is Director and Senior Creative Artist at Paul Windle Design. Apparently ...
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Sam Arthur

Jan 26 2022
Co-Founder NoBrow & Flying Eye Books Sam is the co-founder of the publishing house NoBrow/Flying Eye Books. After...
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Darren Yeomans

Jan 26 2022
Studio Director: Atomhawk Daren is the Studio Director at Atomhawk Design Ltd. Atomhawk is an international operation...
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Chris Riddell

Jan 26 2022
Illustrator Chris Riddell, OBE is the popular multi-award winning illustrator and author of children’s books an...
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Aardman Animation

Jan 26 2022
Animation Company Aardman Animation is employee-owned and exists for the benefit of its workforce and the industry th...
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Tim Searle

Jan 26 2022
Animator Tim has over 30 years experience of developing, directing and producing award-winning animation. He has writ...
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Maria Crocker

Jan 26 2022
Theatre Director & Teacher Maria is a theatre director and teacher based in Newcastle with 10 years’ experience o...
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Annabel Turpin

Jan 26 2022
Chief Executive & Artistic Director Annabel Chief Executive & Artistic Director of the award winning arts cen...
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Rob Icke

Jan 26 2022
Writer & Theatre Director Robert Icke FRSL is an English writer and theatre director. He has been referred to as ...
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Tony Jayawardena

Jan 26 2022
Actor Tony is a British actor, known for his roles as Mr Bhamra in the West End musical Bend It Like Beckham the Musi...
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Janet Plater

Jan 26 2022
Playwright & Founder Janet Plater Management Janet is the founder of the eponymous Janet Plater Management Ltd &#...
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Amber Butchart

Jan 26 2022
Curator, Writer & Broadcaster Amber Butchart is a curator, writer and broadcaster who specialises in the cultural...
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