Lynne Hugill

Lynne Hugill


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Academic Biography

Lynne’s area of expertise is digital skills for fashion including the use of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. She is skilled in design, fashion graphics, branding, portfolio development, digital fashion illustration, web design and from her industrial experience professional skills.

Before joining Teesside University Lynne has worked in London designing for high street fashion retailers. Her vast experience covers working with manufacturers supplying the likes of M&S, developing marketing concepts and liaising with factories and customers in China, Hong Kong, Israel, Egypt and Jordon. She has a successful freelance design consultancy role with companies such as Marks & Spencer, Disney, and Mothercare, designing fashion, textiles and homeware alongside branding, web and graphic design.

Lynne has a BA (Hons) in Fashion/Textiles is a Higher Education fellow and has a PGCE in Learning & Teaching. After moving back to the North East from London in 2008 she been teaching fashion at HE institutions including Cleveland College of Art & Design and Northumbria University.

Summary of Research Interests

Lynne has expertise in the use of eLearning and has presented research on the use of video for student feedback and evaluation at HEA and UAL conferences. Current research is centred around future fashion with a focus on sustainable materials and the circular economy.

Enterprise Interest and Activities

Lynne is developing enterprise focused activities on the BA Fashion & Textiles programmes at Teesside University, including the development of a commercial sampling unit which provides skills to the local community.



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