Violet is a Freelance Designer who uses a mixed media approach to her designs - combining traditional illustration, textiles and collage with digital image manipulation and digital illustration. She has worked on a variety of commissions including developing brand identity for conferences, creating booklets and workbooks for educational purposes and producing high quality materials to support research such as visual reports and workshop assets.
Violet is a Senior Research Associate for the Fixing the Future project. ‘Fixing the Future: The Right to Repair and Equal-IoT’ is a 2-year, £1.25 million research project funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) investigating how the lack of repairability in the consumer Internet of Things (IoT) will adversely impact equity, inclusion, and sustainability in the digital economy. The project is a collaboration between Lancaster University, Nottingham University and Edinburgh University and works with a diversity of partners.
Violet is also a PhD Researcher at Lancaster University. Her research focuses on how Creative Evaluation can help to establish the impacts of Social Innovations.
From 2019-2023 Violet worked with St Giles Trust as a Peer Evaluator. St Giles is a charity using expertise and real-life experiences to empower people who are not getting the help they need, people who are hard to engage because they have been failed time and time again – held back by poverty, exploited, abused, dealing with addiction or mental health problems, caught up in crime or a combination of these issues and others.
Violet has worked in Education for the past decade. She started her career as a Learning Support Assistant in secondary education, supporting student with Special Educational Needs. In 2014 she qualified as a secondary teacher and worked as a Design and Technology Teacher at Fallibroome Academy, Macclesfield. In 2017 she was appointed Community Manager in addition to her teaching role. In 2018 Violet moved to Mount Carmel School, Accrington and took up the position of Assistant Curriculum Leader of Design & Technology and Art. She was also awarded a TLR for Research and Development. Since starting her PhD studies in 2020 Violet has worked as an Associate Lecturer for Lancaster University and as a part-time Lecturer of Art and Design at Burnley Sixth Form College.
Violet is currently a PhD student at Lancaster University. She holds an undergraduate degree BA(Hons)in Graphics Information Design from Westminster University, a QTS in Secondary Education from Reading University and a Master's in Education from Manchester Metropolitan University.
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