Staff profile

Jane Stanton

Head of Design


Art and Design


College of Arts, Humanities and Education


School of Arts


Markeaton Street, Derby Campus



I manage undergraduate and postgraduate courses and staff in the Design Subject area including; Graphic Design, Illustration, Animation, Fashion and Textiles as well as our Computer Games collaborative provision with the School of Computing


Teaching responsibilities

I currently teach on the MDes and MA courses in Visual Communication and also at PhD level.

Professional interests

I am particularly interested in postgraduate study in Design, the role of drawing in the design process, partnerships between industry and education and how good design can impact on social responsibility and affect positive change in society.


Research interests

I lead the Design and Visual Communication research group and I'm interested in research and practice in;

Membership of professional bodies

I am an experienced external examiner and external panel validation panel member/advisor at institutions across the UK; appointments have been at University of Dundee; Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Brighton, Kent Institute of Art and Design, Norwich School of Art and Design, Anglia Ruskin University, The University of Wales Wrexham, University of Loughborough, Coventry University and Birmingham City University. I am a member of the University External Examiner Sub Committee of Academic Board.



Recent conferences

Experience in industry

My freelance Illustration and design work has been commissioned by clients including;


Publishers including;

International experience

I have travelled to China and Athens on a number of occasions with the University of Derby in connection with collaborative provision and international recruitment. I am a member of the Faculty International Operations group.


Additional interests and activities

Works can be seen in the collections of the following;

Recent publications