Susanna Edwards works in the realm of visual communication, as a researcher, illustrator, and educator. Susanna is best known for her approach to the teaching and practice of design and illustration, spanning traditional craft and digital approaches to visual communication using 2D and 3D processes such as photography, typography, print making, moving image and laser cutting.
In research and practice, Susanna has a particular interest in working with archives and using illustration and action research as a tool for communication and engagement and field techniques for collecting and organising data through storytelling. Susanna has worked for many high profile clients, judged international design awards, managed educational courses and departments and presented work at international conferences.
Currently Head of Cass Visual Commincations with The Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design at London Metropolitan University, Susanna has led her department through a period of significant positive change. Overseeing undergraduate and postgraduate provision, she has been instrumental in building and leading a new innovatory department.
As a researcher and illustrator she works on self–initiated, collaborative projects that take various forms from exhibitions, workshops, events, installations and artists' publications. This area of work includes research and residencies at major museums and institutions such as The Science Museum, The Hunterian Museum and The Royal Society, and working in collaboration with the author and filmmaker Iain Sinclair in the area of psychogeography, as well as investigating London across historical, cultural, political, architectural and geographical contexts. Her work is often in collaboration with individuals and organisations from a variety of professional backgrounds; from museums and galleries to cultural entrepreneurs, performers, architects, activists, historians, philosophers, artists, designers, writers and scientists.
- Graphic Design BA (Hons)
- Illustration BA (Hons)
- Graphic Design MA
- Illustration MA