Staff profile

Leo Broadley

Senior Lecturer in Graphic Design


Art and Design


College of Arts, Humanities and Education


Markeaton Street, Derby Campus



I am a full-time lecturer within the Visual Communication area and work with BA Hons Graphic Design, BA Hons Illustration and also BA Hons Animation students. I work with colleagues to deliver modules in Visual Studies, many areas within Graphic Design and also Professional Practice across all of these courses.  I am one of four learning and teaching advisors with the Faculty and also a Personal Tutor.

Teaching responsibilities

Lecturer with a responsibility to deliver modules linked to Graphic Design, visual research and visual communication.

Professional interests

I consider myself to have a specialism in idea generation and work for competitions and live briefs, as well as many areas of Graphic Design specialist practice. My personal interests centre around image-making within the field of children's books.

I am represented by The Organisation Illustration Agency, based in London. This allows me to work on professional commissions in children's publishing and to generate my own work.

My own website gives a little insight into the popular field in which I work, where colour and humour are keyand characters are often explicit and direct. These experiences feed into issues related to Professional Practice.

Research interests

Children's Publishing Commissions and books (ongoing). is a website created by myself and my colleague, Tracy Allanson-Smith (Programme leader for Graphic Design). This space is designed to house online magazines which feature our experimentation, research and discoveries. This was launched in August 2013.

Membership of professional bodies

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


International experience

International Design Conference: The New York Design Experience.

Additional interests and activities