Hello, I’m Esther Yarnold, an artist, designer and academic living with my rescue dog in a small Georgian cottage in North Dorset.

My creative practice focuses on collaboration and co-production across many fields including publication, image, styling, branding, marketing, public art, and events production. After graduating in the late ‘90s I freelanced for 13 years creating work for charity, not-for-profit and third sector organisations, alongside commercially driven commissions. Clients have included; Friday Late at the V&A, Dorset County Hospital, All Change Arts London, and On|Off at London Fashion Week.

Since 2012 I have been working as an academic within Fashion, Fashion Communication and Graphic Design, including two roles at Programme Lead level. With the student experience and knowledge exchange as my focus, my current ambition is to re-establish my own practice and research in order to enhance my academic practice further. I am currently Senior Lecturer for BA (Hons) Fashion Communication at the University of the West of England, Bristol.

Alongside my work as an academic I undertake freelance projects and consultation for clients within the creative industries and retail sector.  I also volunteer my time as treasurer and designer for Mary Anning Rocks, a charity that fundraised over £150,000 campaigning to raise a statue of the 19th century palaeontologist Mary Anning, in her home town of Lyme Regis.

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