Rachel Larkum

Lecturer, Illustration and Animation

Faculty:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

School:Cambridge School of Art

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Illustration, drawing and book art , Graphic design and typography , Animation

Courses taught: Illustration and Animation

With over 24 years of experience working within the creative industries, Rachel's experience ranges from 2D animation, 3D computer animation, interactive work and design. Working in a variety of disciplines within animation from children’s TV, to computer games, interactives and design. Rachel continues to combine her part time lecturing on the Illustration and Animation course at ARU with freelancing, and is currently working for the rail industry.

Email: rachel.larkum@aru.ac.uk

Background

Rachel originally trained in Illustration and Animation at Edinburgh College of Art and then completed an MA in Animation at the Royal College of Art. Her experience in animation ranges from working as a 2D animator in London and Sydney, Australia, for children’s television, to working as a 3D animator for children’s TV for ITV, to working in games for Sony Computer Entertainment, London, to animating on interactives for Cartoon Network. Her freelance work has also resulted in commissions from The British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research, Channel 4 and The Body Shop.

Rachel has also taught animation at art schools throughout the UK, including London College of Communication, Cambridge School of Visual Performing Arts, Glasgow School of Art, Edinburgh College of Art, Norwich School of Art and Wimbledon School of Art.

Research interests

  • Animation
  • Motion graphics
  • Graphic design

Teaching

  • Module leader on Animation Practice and Digital Animation.
  • Lecturer on Emerging Media and Platforms, Contextual studies for Illustration/Animation

Qualifications

  • BA (Hons) Illustration/Animation- Edinburgh College of Art
  • MA Animation - Royal College of Art
  • PG Cert in Learning and Teaching for Higher Education UAL