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Lorna Sheppard


Faculty of Creative Industries, Architecture and Engineering

Lorna Sheppard, Lecturer


Lorna is a lecturer in visual communication for Level 4 and Level 6 modules, and is also a Level 4 tutor on the BA (Hons) Graphic Design programme. She was previously external examiner for the graphic design programme.

Lorna is also a freelance illustrator with over 23 years' industry experience. Her past clients include BBC Magazines, Woodmansterne, Campaign, Elle Decoration and Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton.

Lorna is inspired by mid-century art and design and the work of Saul Bass and Andre Francois, Miroslav Sasek and Raymond Savignac. Although her work does not draw on their idiosyncratic styles, she is influenced by the expression in shape and line and how it can connect an audience. Lorna works in both analogue and digital methods, with collage a particular favourite.

Lorna is also in the final six months of PhD study at the University of Portsmouth where she is exploring the British Illustrated Cookbook and the interplay between author and illustrator. Her research has largely focused on post-war cookbooks with focus on the illustrators John Minton, Juliet Renny and Len Deighton.

Further information

  • Fellow of Advanced HE (FHEA)
  • Royal Society of Arts (RSA)
  • Association of Illustrators

Taught courses

BA (Hons) Graphic Design

Carve out your career in design across print and digital platforms. Solent gives you freedom to explore your craft in dedicated design studios.

BA (Hons) Illustration

Turn the art of your imagination into crafted illustrations and build your portfolio using dedicated multi-media facilities and art studios.