Tracy Tomlinson

Position: Assistant Subject Manager - Design

College: College of Arts, Humanities and Education

Department: Art and Design

Subject area: Graphic Design

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  • Programme leader of MA in Visual Communication
  • Master of Design in Visual Communication in (Graphic Design), (Illustration) and (Animation), BA (Hons) Visual Communication (Graphic Design), (Illustration) and (Animation)

Professional interests

My practice is as a designer with particular expertise in book design and illustration. I have taught at the University since 1998 and established the MA in Visual Communication in 2010, Master of Design awards in 2009 and the Animation strand of the Visual Communication area in 2003. I am also an External Examiner at the University of Bedfordshire and the University of Lincoln.

Research interests

As a key member of the Design and Visual Communication Research Group I design, edit and produce The Observatory, an artists' collective publication exploring and responding to the contemporary visual world.


  • BA (Hons) Graphic Design, University of Derby
  • MA Visual Communication (Illustration), Birmingham Institute of Art and Design

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