Emma Dodson

Emma Dodson

Senior Lecturer, Westminster School of Media and Communication, University of Westminster
Biography

I studied illustration at University of Westminster and since 1992 have been freelancing as a painter and propmaker and occasional art directorr for film and TV. I have worked on numerous films including: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, 47 Ronin, Captain America, Hugo, Wolfman, Golden Age, Van Helsing, Troy, Five Children and It, Pirates of the Carribbean, Cold Mountain, Chocolat, Evita, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin. TV shows include: Harry Hill’s Tv Burp, Mongrels, Miranda Hart, Psychoville, League Of Gentlemen, Absolutely Fabulous, French And Saunders, Jonathan Creek, Shooting Stars, Mid Sommer Murders, Eastenders, Room 101, Fungus the Bogeyman, Professor Branestawm. I also write, illustrate and design novelties for children’s picture books. My work has been published by Walker Books, Hodder, Templar, Scholastic, Barrons, Candlewick Press, A&C Black. I am particularly interested in exploring the relationship between concept, visual narrative and physical interaction with novelty aspects of a book to enhance a child’s learning. As a senior lecturer, I teach across a range of disciplines and practice based areas of illustration & visual communication – designing and delivering workshops and learning activities around 3D processes, visual narrative, drawing and visual literacy. I have been working with tutors from creative media practice and games development / computer science to foster and support cross disciplinary collaborative projects that help students expand possibilities for their own visual practice.