Victoria is an educator, researcher and designer with over 25 years of academic experience. She holds an MA Communication Design degree from Central Saint Martin’s College of Art & Design, London, a Postgraduate Certificate of Education from Oxford Brookes University, and a BA Hons Graphic Design from the University of Wales. Victoria is a lecturer on the BA Hons Graphic Design with Typography programme at the University of Plymouth, UK, specialising in typography and editorial design. Alongside this Victoria coordinates the University of Plymouth’s Art, Design and Architecture partnerships across the UK southwest peninsular coordinating Academic Liaison and student progression. She has previously held positions in the faculty as programme leader BA Hons Graphic Communication with Typography and Subject Forum Chair for Art & Design overseeing the Faculty of Arts partnerships. She was responsible for the development of the Arts community in the Southwest of England and Jersey, pursuing initiatives and developing innovations across the forum, building a community of practice. This community had a national reputation due to its size, activities and community ethos and was used as a national exemplar.
Victoria is a co-founder and co-managing editor of the international peer-reviewed academic Graphic Communication Design Research journal, Message, published by the University of Plymouth Press. She is also the coordinator of the University of Plymouth Message research cluster which is dedicated to the development and discussion of contemporary visual communication messages through research.
Victoria’s research explores graphic design in relation to sustainability goals, particularly health, well-being, and sustainable communities. She is interested in proposing and communicating future alternatives of visual communication design, moving away from its commercial role, into the relationship between design, health and social change. Victoria authored the book Getting it Right with Type (Laurence King Publishers, 2006, distributed in the UK, USA and Canada) and her research as design has been exhibited in the UK, United States, Denmark and more recently through the United Designs Alliance ‘Messages to Humanity’ poster exhibition.