Further Education academic staff

These intensive courses let you experience a broad range of digital media and design activities that help you realise your own strengths and ambitions.

Practical guidance is offered throughout the course and in making that important choice of degree or work option once you've finished.

Andrea Barber

Andrea Barber MA PGCert

Subject leader: Fashion and textiles

E: a.barber@rave.ac.uk  

Andrea is responsible for the fashion and textiles pathway and the specialist fashion and textiles foundation course. Over the last five years Andrea has developed the curriculum to include a wider range of expertise, including the development of a fashion promotion pathway. The progression of her students to Ravensbourne’s fashion degree courses and other desirable universities is excellent, and her pathway achievement rate is outstanding.

As a pathway leader Andrea hires leading experts from the fashion industry, and runs projects with the likes of Somerset House and the National Portrait Gallery. Andrea has worked in the FE and HE sectors in universities in London and Manchester. Her background is in fine art and textiles but she is also experienced in the areas of fashion design, illustration, styling and photography. Currently, she is researching fashion psychology and how it impacts the consumer market.

Rebecca Barton

Rebecca Barton 

Sessional tutor: Fashion & Textiles

Read this interview featuring Rebecca

Rebecca Barton has taught on the fashion Design pathway of the Foundation course at Ravensbourne for several years, her role includes supporting students in the following areas:

  • Design development, both 2D and 3D
  • Textiles experimentation
  • Pattern cutting and garment production
  • Portfolio presentation and interview/UCAS preparation

Rebecca is also actively involved in the Widening Participation programme at Ravensbourne, so works closely with a number of different college departments, as well as actively supporting the Student Ambassador programme.

After completing her MA at St Martins Rebecca worked as a freelance womenswear designer for several companies, including Mulberry, River Island and Kookai.  In 1999 she was selected by the Jerwood Foundation as a finalist in their design prize, after which she started her own company producing couture level wedding dresses, in 2008 she stopped in order to start Cushlab, a company specialising in design-led soft furnishings.

Cushlab sells worldwide and is featured in magazines such as Elle Decoration.

Dr Tine Bech

Dr Tine Bech 

Lecturer: MDes Research Methodology

W: tinebech.com

Tine is a professional artist and researcher (PhD) working at the intersection of art, technology and play. Working with programmers, designers and engineers, she creates interactive and playful projects, realising commissions from museums, galleries, and public art commissions to theatres, business spaces, and public urban places.

In today’s digital automated sensor based world, Tine Bech’s studio is a facilitator of innovative thinking, using technology to create large-scale public artworks, interactive spaces, and participatory games that engage people into play and participation where human experiences are at the center. Tine is renowned for her amazing artworks that pop up in unexpected places. From bridges that light up as people pass over them, to live events where communities swim in clouds of Olympic colours, to battles played on bicycles in the city, her works actively explore the relationship between people, technology and space.

Her work has been shown both nationally and internationally, in venues including The Victoria and Albert Museum (UK), The Science Museum (UK), SIGGRAPH (LA, US), Aarhus Centre for Contemporary Art (DK), Trøndelag Centre of Contemporary Arts (Norway), The Royal British Sculptors Gallery (UK). Bech has also completed commissions from The Playable City (Brazil), 2012 Cultural Olympiad, Canary Wharf Light Festival, British Council, Visit Reykjavik (Iceland), Bristol Enterprise Zone, and ACT (Orchestre de Picardie, Royal Opera House, University for the Creative Arts).

Angie Clarke

Angie Clarke 

Sessional tutor: Graphic Design

Angie has tutorial responsibilities as part of the Graphics Pathway team. This involves setting projects, managing group critiques, tutorial groups, and studio teaching one to one. She also has responsibility for overseeing student application through UCAS and preparation of portfolios for progression interviews.

Angie delivers contextual lectures on Art and Design at FE and BA level, and as a Dissertation Supervisor is part of the marking team. She is also a Life Drawing tutor.

Angie is involved in mentoring degree students, through the ‘Mapping Territories’ project led by the nationwide UCADIA Widening Participation Programme, exhibited at Ravensbourne.  

Angie’s own practice is research based and currently working across discipline with sound to explore correlations with drawing. Collaboration is an area not participated in before; it is expected to challenge both practices, questioning how initial responses come into being and take shape in anticipation of each other.  Angie has worked using a number of strategies, which have been regularly exhibited in galleries, public spaces, as murals, as residencies at schools, as well as through publication and commission.

Ian Cownley

Ian Cownley 

Sessional tutor: Lens Based Media and Media Production

Ian teaches part-time on the Media Production/Lens based Media pathway of the Foundation Diploma. He specialises in video production particularly live broadcast television enabling students to experience how a Studio based TV show is produced. Recently, Ian has begun to explore how Smart technology can interact with the viewer to enhance their viewing experience i.e. 2nd Screen integration, Augmented reality, Social networking. This new exciting technology will help students find news ways of approaching the media industry.

Outreach work

In addition to Ian’s Foundation Diploma teaching, he works within the Ravensbourne Outreach team. His role is to encourage creative students from schools and colleges to attend taster days that can help them find a clear path of progression into Further or Higher Education. Ian works with local community groups, government agencies and institutions to raise awareness about the creative opportunities on offer at Ravensbourne. His personal remit is to explore new ways of using creative technology to enhance the students creativity to help them move confidently into a professional educational environment but ultimately to gain access to a rewarding well paid career.

Daniel Croyle

Daniel  Croyle MA Computer Arts, BA (Hons) Printed Textiles

Sessional tutor: Fashion and Textiles

E: d.croyle@rave.ac.uk 

Daniel teaches Fashion and Textiles specialising in digital textiles for print on both BA and Foundation Diploma level courses at Ravensbourne. Skill areas include; repeat, illustration, colour, design based software CAD / CAM and 2D (wet) printing. Teaching specialist modules include; Shirt Design Module - CAD Intro Photoshop & Illustrator, Digital Print - Photoshop Introduction, Digital Colour, Final Major Project and Photshop for Textiles. 

Daniel runs a design consultancy alongside his own interior business spanning interior design and his own product range. Daniel is an award wallpaper designer and worked on bespoke projects with a number of prestigious companies which include: Celia Birtwell, Vivienne Westwood, Zandra Rhodes, Harrods, Liberty, Henry Moore Foundation, Firmdale Hotels, Nicholas Haslam. Furthermore, Daniel has extensive technical knowledge; managing a print studio for many years for a commission-based silk screen printing company.

Bidyut Das

Bidyut Das 

Sessional tutor: Foundation Diploma in Art and Design – Fashion and textiles

Bidyut is an experienced, committed and conscientious textile teacher who thrives on challenges of industry and classroom. Excel to lead a class full of students and equally capable and focused when working one to one basis. Curriculum planning, preparation and delivery for textiles and knit disciplines.  Areas include Fashion & textile students by giving technical drawings and demonstrating various knitting techniques on domestic machines and hand knitting.

Teaching areas cover:

  • Foundation Diploma in Art and Design – Fashion and textiles (Ravensbourne)
  • BA (Hons) Textile Knit (Central Saint Martins College)
  • FdA Fashion & Textile (South Essex College)           


Responsible for creating and setting up a menswear accessory brand called DASMARCA and directing the company since 2010. Creating original designs as well as execute original spec drawings. Work closely with factories throughout the development process to ensure the highest level of quality and integrity. In charge of set up and presentation of trade shows at International trade fairs like Jacket Required in London & Premiere Classe in Paris. Currently involved in exhibition with other International artists.

Othello De’Souza-Hartley

Othello  De’Souza-Hartley  

Sessional tutor: Fashion & Textiles | Lens Based Media and Media Production

W: othellodesouzahartley.com | Vimeo 

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Othello has run photography workshops for National Portrait Gallery, the Photographers’ Gallery, Tate and the V&A amongst other galleries. He is currently a visiting lecturer at Ravensbourne on the foundation course ‘Lens Based Media’. Othello also works at Central St Martins as a visiting lecturer and works for the widening participation department at the University of Arts. He runs the photography unit of the Pin Sharp summer course.

Othello De’Souza-Hartley is a visual artist working with photography and film. Inspired by the mood and psychological themes of classical painting, his approach to composition, light and gaze combines to unveil the inner workings of his subject. 

De'Souza-Hartley's aesthetic is enriched by paradox, injecting dynamism into static imagery and inviting the viewer to question the condition of his characters. Past photographic projects have sought to unmask the construction of masculinity in the 21st century, the ethereal haze of dreams and the inimitable nature of sartorial self-expression. Recent films bridge the relationship between photography and the moving image, while maintaining the flow of the avant-garde. 


Naomi Gray

Naomi Gray 

Sessional tutor : Fashion & Textiles

Naomi is a London-based freelance fashion stylist working with a diverse range of clients in celebrity, consultancy, television, music, advertising, runway and editorial.

With a BA Honours in Fashion Design (University of Derby) Naomi is often booked as a mentor offering advice on how to break into the fashion industry, shedding her board experience to a wider student population. Areas of specialism include fashion design, photography and graphic deogn/layout.

Graduating in fashion design has given Naomi a unique styling approach, due to her understanding of design development and garment construction, in particular for special projects where she customises outfits and creates accessories for clients.

Naomi freelance career gives her the opportunity to travel for work.  One of her favorite places to work and visit is New York.

Naomi’s work has been published in ES Magazine, British Vogue, Company HighStreet Edit, Glamour Magazine, GQ and to date has worked on projects with Tyrese Gibson, Julian Clary, Arnold Oceng, David Ajala, The Noisettes, The Bafta's, Disaronno, Cash Money Records and ITV.

Chris Harrup

Chris Harrup 

Sessional tutor: Lens-based media and media production

E: c.harrup@rave.ac.uk 

I am a creative practitioner with a multidisciplinary approach that encompasses drawing, animation, film and photography. Having studied BA (Hons) Drawing at Camberwell College of Art I have continued to maintain an active studio practice, developing personal projects and working on a freelance basis to produce animation and motion graphics for a diverse range of clients. Alongside my studio practice I work as a part time educator and have lectured at various colleges in and around London at both further and higher educational levels.

My personal practice is integral to the work I do as an educator as it means I am continually learning and engaging with the creative process. Through making work I have come to realise the value of questioning, every project is an opportunity for discovery, this is an ethos I endeavor to pass on to my students.  

Geoff Henman

Geoff  Henman PGCE BA (Hons) Fine Art (Sculpture)

Senior lecturer: Further Education (3D Design)

E: g.henman@rave.ac.uk 

With almost 20 years’ experience in education Geoff is currently responsible for the overall management, planning and teaching on the 3D Pathway option within the Further Education courses at Ravensbourne. Design subjects covered in this area include architecture, interior, product, furniture, interaction, theatre and technical effects for performance. Specialist skills areas include the conceptualisation of design practice and the physical and digital realisation of 2 and 3 dimensional based ideas.

Selected Ravensbourne associated projects include design and installation of AXS/ O2 window display and content planning of Plumstead Cluster Schools Architecture Project.

Outside of Ravensbourne, alongside individual artistic practice Geoff has been commissioned to design and make bespoke display solutions and promotional objects for a number of London galleries and charities as well as creating displays and paleontological reconstructions featured in museums worldwide. 

Tom Hooper

Tom Hooper 

Senior lecturer: Lens Based Media | Media Production

E: t.hooper@rave.ac.uk 

Tom Hooper is the senior lecturer for Further Education Lens Based Media Pathway on the Design and Media Foundation Diploma, and for Media Production Foundation. As well as lecturing at Ravensbourne, he is also an external moderator for the University of the Arts, London Awarding Body.

His background is in feature film development, having worked for both Sarah Radclyffe Productions and the Oscar winning production company Portobello Pictures.  He has written and directed short films and commercials, and is currently writing and developing a number of projects for both film and television.

Katharina Koall

Katharina Koall 

Senior lecturer and course leader: Foundation Diploma Art and Design

E: k.koall@rave.ac.uk 

Course leader for the Foundation Diploma Katharina Koall taught at various colleges across London, including Goldsmiths and the University of the Arts London at both FE and HE level, before joining the Foundation course team at Ravensbourne in 2007.

Katharina’s background is in illustration and animation. She co-ran Cloud Cuckoo Studio, a London-based collective working for commerical clients, as well as cultural and community based organisations. Clients include the Womens' Resource Centre, Vivo Barefoot, Tatty Devine, The Woodland Trust, 6000AD, RSA Film and others.

Katharina is a regular contributer to the Loop magazine and her work has been published in the UK as well as abroad. Exhibitions and publications include Freistil, Illustrative in Zurich and Berlin, A View of London at the London Transport Museum, Lost to View at The Museum Of London and Late at Tate Britain. She was nominated for a British Animation Award in 2004 and won a Kodak SC Award in 2003. 

Chris Lawley

Chris Lawley 

Senior lecturer: Contextual Studies

E: c.lawley@rave.ac.uk 

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Chris has kept a studio practice in London since leaving BA in 1990 and has exhibited both nationally and internationally (Philadelphia, USA). His recent studio practice has expanded to include the performing arts and the two interests converge well in the current climate for site-specific contemporary practice. They have formed a symbiotic relationship, which is executed through painting and installation as an exploration of character, prop and 'the self' within the framework of geography: rural, urban and liminal space. This embryonic relationship has fired his interest for the future in possibilities for a PhD application. Chris has also applied the cross-discipline practice to set design for the Dirty Market Theatre at The Oval House in Kennington, London, for which the design was well-received in the press.


Present: Design and delivery of the Contextual Studies programme, including visiting lectures, written assignments and assessments. This consists of two different programmes with Foundation and pre-Foundation students. Oversee attendance, pastoral tutorials and student support across the student cohort. Interviews for prospective intake. Open Days. Access programme design and validation 2013/14.

2009-11: Taught across all lens-based media disciplines including: photography, film, broadcasting, moving image and animation. Delivering seminars, tutorials, assessments, UCAS support and providing references.

2000-09: Ran the Fine Art pathway on foundation until Ravensbourne relocated to Greenwich peninsula in 2009. Teaching Painting, Drawing (inc. Life Drawing), Sculpture, Installation, Film and Video.

Andrew McCarten

Andrew McCarten MA (IOE) PGCE (IOE) BA (Hons) Graphic Design (Information Design)

Senior lecturer: Graphic Design

E: a.mccarten@rave.ac.uk  
T: 020 3040 3636

Having over thirty years of commercial graphic design practice and teaching practice, I have worked on national and international design projects for an array of corporate companies including the BBC, Channel 4, TV2 Norway, Narvesen, Banesto Bank, Mitsubishi, Transport for London, John Lewis Partnership. I have lectured in HE and FE at Leicester De Montford and Ravensbourne, and I have a keen interest in all matters of visual communication and the development of creative thinking and working. 

Sebastian Muravchik

Sebastian  Muravchik  

Sessional tutor: Lens Based Media and Media Production

Although Sebastian Muravchik teaches post-production, focusing on narrative off-line film editing and sound design, there is an inextricable link between these and screenwriting and directing. Therefore, in his teaching he finds himself covering project development as much as he does introduce students to and work with them in the area of film montage.

Sebastian Muravchik's background combines music and sound work with film and video production. He has had a versatile career, working in TV production, sound design for video, and music production and live performance. Moreover, since 2006 he has produced remix work, released by renowned industry labels, for household acts such as Sugarbabes, The Presets, and Little Boots.

Andrew Osman

Andrew Osman BA (Hons)

Sessional tutor: Graphics

W: www.andrewosman.co.uk/

Andrew graduated from BA Graphic Design at Central Saint Martins in 2008. He has since worked for Wood McGrath and Christie’s in addition to collaborations with independent designers, academic staff and students. Fascinated by systematic design, vector drawing and the sculpting of messages he has increasingly moved toward typeface design and is currently making that the focus of his practice. An autodidact in this field, his most recent work will be employed by Tate Publishing.

Andrew has been a visiting lecturer at the University of East London since 2012, working with Level 1 and Level 3 degree students. He has recently given workshops at Central Saint Martins.


Sarah Thomas

Sarah Thomas 

Sessional tutor: Fashion & Textiles

Sarah is an experienced fashion designer, buyer, trends analyst and lecturer at Ravensbourne on the Foundation Diploma - Fashion and Textiles pathway. Previous teaching includes running BTEC fashion course, worked as buyer of antique clothing for design houses in Paris and Milan. Built designer brand under own label selling to koi samuai, whistles and cream.

In 2002 Sarah set up lulu and red, which was launched in topshop oxford street, opening into a further 4 stores and 120 accounts worldwide including 1200 sqft store in Westfield White City in 2009. 

Lydia Thornley

Lydia  Thornley BA (Hons)

Sessional tutor: Foundation Graphics pathway

E: lydia@thornley.co.uk 

Lydia brings live industry experience into student project work, both as a tutor and as a speaker on design practice and process. Lydia is also a visiting lecturer, has been involved in academic engagement projects, has been an ‘industry tutor’ for the Ideas Foundation bringing industry insight into schools and speaks at seminars and workshops on design and communications for charity and public sector audiences.

Lydia Thornley Design is Lydia’s practice. It has three strands of work: design, of visual identities, editorial, marketing, information and event materials; consultancy on brand cohesion and usability, brief-writing and process design; and the practice has its own projects including artists’ books. Lydia Thornley Design also collaborates with practices in other creative and consulting disciplines. Lydia’s clients include niche businesses, charities, social enterprises and educators.

Lydia is a member of D&AD and 26.

Ana Vincente

Ana Vincente 

Pre-foundation pathway leader & lecturer : Graphic design

W: www.anavicente.co.uk

Ana has seven years experience lecturing art & design subjects on a range of courses including the UAL Foundation Diploma (Graphics Pathway), UAL Diploma, BTEC Diploma and Extended Diploma, A-level and adult education courses. My teaching experience also embraces a series of artist workshops at Museums and Galleries and book arts workshops, which Ana set up and run independently. At Ravensbourne Ana started lecturing on the UAL Foundation Diploma Graphics pathway in 2008, where Ana still teaches. Since 2011 Ana has been the pathway leader on the level 3 Diploma course. Ana has contributed to implementing the new UAL Pre Foundation Diploma Art & Design in 2012 and Ana has since been successfully supporting 16-18 years old students progressing and achieving in an HE environment. Additionally, Ana is UAL Awarding Body External Moderator for their level 3 courses.

As a practicing visual artist Ana has worked over the past ten years across multiple disciples encompassing digital, drawing, illustration, book making, photography and installation. Ana’s work has been exhibited in the UK and internationally. Ana co-founded wotadot, a collaborative project creating and publishing limited edition artist books in 2005. Our books have been displayed at the ICA, St. Brides Library, Rhode Island School of Design in the USA and the National Print Museum in Ireland.





John William

John  William PGCert

Pathway leader: Fashion Promotion

John teaches across the Art and Design Foundation and is responsible for the Fashion Promotion pathway.

With over 14 years industry experience, John began his career in fashion as a journalist and launched Pigeons & Peacocks magazine with London College of Fashion. John has contributed as a writer, stylist and creative director for an international roster of publications including The Sunday Times Style, Vice, i-D, Nylon, Paper and Bullett magazine.

He has had his work exhibited globally including a 2011 show curated by photographer Rankin and a 2014 collaboration with the Museum of London. John’s experience in industry is diverse and includes marketing, image consultancy, trend forecasting, curation and creative direction.

Alongside his continuing creative practice John has taught within Further and Higher Education for the past 6 years, and is currently completing an MA in Academic Practice – exploring how to make Creative Arts Education more inclusive.

Carol Wiseman

Carol Wiseman 

Sessional tutor: Foundation Diploma - Fashion and Textiles

W: www.carolwiseman.co.uk     

Carol has been teaching at Ravensbourne for two years on the Foundation Diploma Fashion & Textiles Pathway. Having gained a BA in jewellery design from Glasgow School of art, and then going on to achieve MA Fashion from Central Saint Martins, Carol specialises in both accessories and in fashion. During her time at Ravensbourne Carol has also taught on the BA Fashion Accessory Design.  Prior to teaching at Ravensbourne, Carol taught at Colchester Institute on both the fashion foundation course, and on the BA in 3D product design. 

Carol works in jewellery and accessories design within the fashion industry for over last 10 year creating accessories for catwalk collections. Designers include; Danielle Scutt, Louise Goldin, Julien Macdonald, Gharani Strok, Avshalom Gur, Miki Fukai, and most recently Hussein Chalayan for AW14. Carol has also worked with many high profile fashion stylists, creating pieces for editorials in magazines such as Purple, ID, Dazed & Confused, Arena Homme plus. Alongside this work Carol has launched her own fashion jewellery collection, which is now recently represented by HPR London. Carol has also collaborated with lingerie designer Lascivious, and also with Coco de Mer