Stephen Larcombe

Programme Leader - Interior Design & Architecture

MEd (Master of Education), PG Diploma (Education), PG Cert (Research Practice), PG Cert (Teaching and Learning), BA Hons (3D Interior Design).

Stephen Larcombe is an experienced educator at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, teaching Interior Architecture and Design, Design Luxury Brand Management, Product Design and Design Management. He also has extensive experience in creating and delivering new courses, as well as contributing to intuitional academic management at higher education level.

Prior to entering the professional higher education sector Stephen had a successful 30 year career practicing Interior architecture and design within the hotel, leisure and hospitality sectors. This career included directorship of one of the largest leisure based Interior design practice in the UK, head of design at a major nation retail Plc. and owner operator of a successful design and property development company.

His current academic research work includes investigations into drawing practice within three-dimensional design and associated attitudes towards drawing for ideation within design education systems.


Mark Bellingham

Programme Leader – Graphic Design L3 & L4

Mark has been a Pathway Leader for Graphic Design at University for the Creative Arts since 2000. He has worked with BA, MA and PHD students, and is an external moderator for University of the Arts, London.

He is passionate about teaching and learning and is always looking for new ways to engage students with ideas, practice and research. He has developed curriculums to enable a creative and experimental approaches to visual communication which has developed from his interests in fine art, photography, time based media and typography. He is currently researching the idea of the ‘image as object’ in the post internet era, from analogue and digital books, billboards and installation. Likes: food music travel.


Ana Luisa Menezes

Graphic Design Lecturer

Ana has an MA degree from the University of the Arts London. She also has a BA Visual Communication degree from Brazil. She has been working as a graphic designer since 2006 in a range of projects that includes events, theater plays, exhibition, motion graphics, packaging, branding and advertising. She has worked for clients such as L’Oreal, Nokia, and Coca-Cola.

Since 2016 Ana share her time working as a freelance graphic designer with clients from Brazil and UK as well as teaching graphic design as a sessional lecturer for the University for the Creative Arts. Alongside design, Ana is interested in fine art, time based media, illustration, book making, maps, and music.


May Cortazzi

Head of Fashion Design

May has graduated from the University of Northumbria and obtained a Master degree in Fashion Design from the Nottingham Trent University. She’s been working in fashion industry since the year 2000 both for high-end labels as well as develop her own label in all areas including design, sales and marketing and production.

She has achieved many awards from fashion industry such as Green Business Award by Derbyshire Chamber of Commerce, Nottingham Creative Business Award by Nottingham City Council and shortlisted for UK Fashion Entrepreneur Award organized by the British Council.

May has taught students on fashion programs since 2004 in the UK and Indonesia and Thailand. She’s also been experience in International exhibition and international catwalk shows.


Vivienne Austin

Senior Design Lecturer

Vivienne Austin graduated from Central St. Martins and recently obtained a Masters of Arts degree in Fashion & the Environment at the London College of Fashion. She has taught fashion courses in various colleges and universities in the UK, including the Royal College of Art, Winchester School of Art (BA Course) where she mentored students developing their final collections for graduate fashion week (GFW).

Vivienne has been head designer at several ready-to-wear and sportswear companies in the UK and in the USA. Creating swimwear/active wear collections for an array of established companies ranging from large distribution groups, such as Sara Lee and Liz Claiborne in the USA, to exclusive high-end labels including the British heritage brand Liberty. She’s also worked as a design consultant for Courtaulds, a major supplier to Marks and Spencer and developed the first swimwear collection for the iconic brand ‘Biba’ for House Of Fraser.


Donna Bramhall

Design Lecturer

Donna Bramhall is the founder of vintage textiles business Spinsters Emporium and currently works as a freelance fashion textile designer HaberdasherMe.

Donna has studied all aspects of fashion design for over 10 years and has worked as a fashion designer in New York, Shanghai, Hong Kong and London. Donna now specialises on lecturing in research and development, portfolio presentation, fashion marketing and cultural studies.

Donna’s other areas of interest include ethical and sustainable practice in fashion education, and textile designs from around the world.


Sam Murdoch

Drawing & Illustration Lecturer

Sam Murdorch graduated from London University of the Arts in Illustration. He is freelance illust director from Brighton, UK. Through his experience collaborating with UK agencies over the past had the pleasure of working with some well known brands and organisations. Sam started teaching at the London College for Design & Fashion (Hanoi) as Drawing and Illustra Sam has particular experience and interest in; Creative direction, commercial illustration, animat traditional), storyboarding, book cover design, logo design, graffiti, character design, mural painting, watching cartoons, drinking dark beer & napping in the sun.


Julie Vola

Photography Lecturer

Julie Vola graduated from the Marseille Fine Art School and obtained a Master degree in Photography from the National School of Photography in France in 2008. Julie exhibited her personal work on several occasions in France before moving to Vietnam.

She has been working in various areas of photography such as state commissioned art work for local government in France, architecture, editorial, portraits, lifestyle, food, fashion. Julie has several years of experience teaching photography to a wide range of students to improve their technical skills as well as develop their own photography language.


Loreto Streeter

Drawing & Illustration Lecturer

Loreto Binvignat Streeter is an illustrator and designer whose works has mainly centered in fashion. Having worked in many different areas of fashion as design, illustration, styling, and events organisation for very important companies she has been able to acquire great knowledge in the field.

Loreto graduated from Istituto Europeo di Design Barcelona, Spain in Fashion & Textile. She also hold postgraduate degree in Creative Illustration and Graphic Design. She is currently teaching drawing and fashion illustration at IED Barcelona, Spain. She is also developing her illustrations and working on the development of her personal line of 100% silk digitally printed scarves, Binvignat Streeter silk scarves.


Laura Hardingham

Programme Leader - Fashion Design

Laura has over 8 years teaching experience in the Higher Education sector working Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen. Her specialist areas are fashion design, design process, primary and secondary research, idea generation, design development methods, garment realization, visualization and presentation. She has research interests in pedagogical approaches in creative pattern cutting and has had her research paper “How can a box become a garment” internationally published in this field.

She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and obtained PG Cert in . (Academic Practice) in 2016.

Laura previously worked in industry as a designer with over 9 years experience. She is familiar with Lectra’s apparel solutions for CAD pattern construction, grading and lay planning.


Gary Wilson

Design Lecturer

Gary Wilson graduated from Northumbria University where he also taught on the Fashion BA (HONS) course for several years mentoring students from level 4 to level 6 aiding in the development of their final collections for graduate fashion week (GFW). Furthermore he has been responsible for many fashion show productions for the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Arts, the BBC and more recently in Vietnam.

Gary has been a designer and pattern cutter for several industry leaders such as Alexander McQueen, Gareth Pugh and KTZ as well as undertaking the role of studio manager for the U.K. brand Isolated Heroes. Alongside this Gary has been running his own label back in the U.K. developing his own collections and working for celebrity clients such as Nicki Minaj, Azealia Banks, Shystie and multiple cast members of the Emmy award winning television series RuPaul’s Drag Race. His work has been featured worldwide both online and in print for publications such as WeAr Global Magazine, Style Noir, IN Magazine and Dazed & Confused.