Tash Willcocks – Head of School (Hyper Island)

Tash has over 20 years of experience shaping future changemakers in the creative industry. She was previously programme leader of the BA and MA Graphic Design course at Salford University, and now facilitates the learning of worldwide postgraduate students that join the MA Digital Management and MA Digital Experience Design programmes at Hyper Island as Head of Masters in Europe.

Parallel to disrupting design education, she has acted as an album creative for the band Elbow, working on videos for the likes of Mika, and carried out Skateboard design collaborations with Linder Sterling. Her popular daily typographic project, ‘Mundaneaday’ is now it its fifth year, and its demand has expanded her portfolio to include the commission of large scale hand-lettered murals in studios around UK. She recently built up MapMyMCR, a growing map of illustrated buildings and their narratives which is being developed to incorporate additional cities.

Alongside this she has a growing interest built through her learnings with the students at Hyper Island around habits, innovation and how your brain can be a help or a hinderance.

She has spoken about this at recent events such as TedX MCR, Creative Mornings Gothenburg, Innovation hub Enterprise City & Crft.

Collaborations are a core feature in her working, and being part of Generic Greeting and BLAB helps enable this to grow. Having Cornish roots she’s a friendly little creature and is usually happy to be seen talking at events/the bar so say hello.

Tash is part of a panel discussion, alongside Malcolm Garrett and Ian Swift (AKA Swifty) hosted by Dave Kirkwood. This Conversations in Creativity session will take place after our special preview screening of Graphic Means on Wed 16 May 2018 in the evening. Booking essential, tickets available via Eventbrite.

Find her on Twitter and Instagram too.

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