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Patricia Mulligan

MA (Hons), MAA, BA (Hons) | Head of School – Art & Design

Patricia Mulligan is a graduate of Fine Art from Goldsmiths University, and a practising visual artist and lecturer, working between painting, printmaking, and writing, and exhibiting widely. She has recently completed two years of postgraduate study in painting with Turps Banana and will commence an MFA at Goldsmiths University in 2022. Prior to this, she earlier gained an MA in General Arts at Edinburgh University (specialising in art history & anthropology), and a Master’s in 3D Design & IT from Birmingham City University (specialising in digital design and animation), working extensively as a digital designer, creative director and programme manager.


Roshanak (Roshi) Khakban

MA, BA | Assistant Programme Manager & Lecturer – Art & Design

Roshanak (Roshi) Khakban graduated from Central Saint Martins, The University of Arts London with an MA & BA (Hons) in Fine Art. Her creative practice varies from sculptures to installations and videos. As an artist, her interest in art and curatorial practices led her to continue expanding her knowledge of curation and curatorial practices to curate and design art exhibitions collaborating with artists from all over the world and from different disciplines.


Gal Sapir

 MA, BA (Hons) | Graphic Design Lecturer – Art and Design

Gal Sapir graduated from the London College of Communication, The University of Arts London with a BA (Hons) in Graphic and Communication Design, and Central Saint Martins, The University of Arts London with an MA in Design Studies. He is a practising painter and a graphic designer. Previous fine art interests were the merging of digital image-making and traditional fine art mediums. As a graphic designer, he has many years of experience specialising in branding and web design.


Lea Jagendorf

MA RCA, BA (Hons), PGCE |Graphic Design Lecturer – Art and Design

Lea Jagendorf is a graphic designer and a design educator, with an MA in Graphic Design from the Royal College of Art in London, and a PGCE in Design & Technology from Goldsmith University of London. Her design work includes branding, identity, wayfinding and books for the Arts, culture and non-profit sectors. Alongside her design practice, Lea develops and delivers workshops and CPD sessions for the Design Museum, Wellcome Collection, Fixperts, Bow Arts, Manchester University, Creative Education Trust and more.

You can view her work at leajagendorf.com and read her blog on engaging young people in design at whydesignmatters.co.uk


Richard Jackson

BA (Hons)|Graphic Design Lecturer – Art and Design

Rich graduated from Loughborough College of Art and Design in 1996 and has since worked in advertising and brand communication agencies for many clients, from blue chips to start-ups. With over 25 years of experience, 15 of which in agency and over 10 years as a freelancer, he offers real industry insight and a wealth of knowledge to students across branding, packaging, advertising, print and digital communications.

Rich currently splits his time between sharing his knowledge and experience with graphic design students while actively working with clients across London and the UK.


Mollie Tearne

MA |Graphic Design Lecturer – Art and Design

Mollie Tearne graduated from The Royal College of Art with an MA in printmaking. Her work there was primarily an expression of the rich cultural heritage of her Sri Lankan grandparents. Since leaving the RCA she has expanded this preoccupation to include memory in a more general sense. She creates mixed media collages using found and printed material.  She has worked as a screen print instructor and freelance Graphic Designer. As well as exhibiting her own work she has curated group shows, participating in Art Licks Weekend as a founder of the collective Strange At the House. Mollie uses her knowledge of fine art practices to enrich her teaching and inform her design and branding projects.

In her spare time she enjoys learning languages and is currently learning Italian. She loves to scour flea markets where she searches for old tinted photographs and 1950’s and 60’s cookery magazines to add to her collection.


Francisco Sousa Lobo

PhD, MA, PGCE |Graphic Design Lecturer – Art and Design

Born in Mozambique in 1973, Francisco Sousa Lobo is a comics author and lecturer based in London since 2005. As an author he has published 16 books, mostly in Portugal, but has seen translations to French, Spanish, Italian and English.

As a lecturer he has taught Illustration, Art and Contextual Studies ever since gaining a PhD from Goldsmiths in 2016.

His interests overflow the constraints of comics, to include History of Art, Critical Theory, Literature and Design Theory.

Comics are my home but I like to travel between disciplines, I read a lot of poetry, art theory and fiction. I originally trained as an architect and yet now I just draw narratives. Drawing, printmaking and philosophy are the constants in my practice. I enjoy classic and contemporary cinema a lot.

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