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Lisa's academic journey began with a first-class honours degree from the renowned design school at the University of Hertfordshire. Building upon this foundation, she pursued further education, earning a PGCE and a Masters degree in Design Practice, enhancing her skills and knowledge in the field of both education and graphic design.

Lisa's career has been distinguished by her extensive and varied teaching experience. Drawing from her expertise as a graphic designer since the late 1990s, she has seamlessly transitioned into the role of an educator. Lisa has served as a lecturer at prestigious institutions, imparting her wealth of knowledge and practical insights to aspiring designers.

While her dedication to teaching is paramount, Lisa remains deeply engaged in professional practice. Her tenure in various design agencies, working with prominent clients in London and Chester, has provided her with invaluable real-world experience. This fusion of academia and industry expertise allows Lisa to offer students a comprehensive understanding of contemporary graphic design practices.

Lisa's entrepreneurial spirit is evident in her successful establishment and management of an advertising and graphic design agency for a decade. This entrepreneurial experience enriches her teaching, as she imparts firsthand insights into the business aspects of the design industry, preparing students for the realities of professional practice.

Her creative prowess extends beyond the classroom. She has showcased her work at esteemed galleries including MOT Gallery in London, Galeri Caernarfon, and Sycharth Gallery. Additionally, her contributions to the field have been featured in prestigious publications such as Frieze magazine, Design Week and LiveWire, further validating her standing as a respected figure in graphic design.

Lisa is an active member of the Chartered Society of Designers and the IPA (Institute of Practitioners in Advertising), reflecting her commitment to upholding industry standards and fostering professional development among her peers and students alike.

Despite her illustrious career and numerous accolades, Lisa remains deeply passionate about teaching and design. She continues to inspire and empower the next generation of designers through her role as a lecturer and by operating her own design company, a1000words, where she continues to innovate and push the boundaries of graphic design.

With her rich blend of academic expertise, industry experience, and entrepreneurial acumen, Lisa is poised to make a profound impact as a graphic design lecturer, nurturing the talents of future design leaders and shaping the trajectory of the industry.