Vanessa is a graphic designer, artist and lecturer based in East Sussex. She has extensive design experience including working as an Art Editor for Dorling Kindersley (Penguin) and running her own design agency for 8 years. She has taught Art & Design for the past 7 years and is Course Leader for the Foundation degree in Graphic Communication for the University of Brighton, run in partnership with Sussex Coast College in Hastings. She regularly lectures at other Universities, including both BA and MA courses. Vanessa also teaches drawing on a variety of different creative courses and firmly believes that it is a skill that underpins all creative processes.
She is a member of the Drawing Research Group at the University of Brighton, the Chartered Society of Designers, Blue Monkey Artists Network, Sussex Book Arts and is also a founding member of the Fabula Illustration & Narrative Collective.