Dr Stephanie Black


I am an illustrator and researcher, with a particular interest in time as a quality of illustration and research methods for illustration research. I have exhibited work and spoken at conferences internationally, and had research published in peer reviewed journals and books. 

Academic responsibilities

Lecturer in Illustration


  • PhD: University of the West of England, Bristol
  • Postgraduate Certificate of Academic Practice: Plymouth University
  • MA Research by Project (Design): University of the West of England, Bristol
  • BA Hons Design: Visual Communication (Illustration): Glasgow School of Art

Teaching and learning

Postgraduate courses taught


Currently working on a collaborative research project with Luise Vormittag (UAL) examining how illustration intervenes within issues of global importance. The first issue of our interim findings can be found at www.colouring-in.com 

I welcome applications from prospective PhD or MA by Research students looking to work in the area of Illustration.

Areas of specialism

  • Illustration
  • Practice research


Number of items: 13.


Black, Stephanie (2022) Exploring the contemporary 'Moon Under Water' through illustration : nostalgia and the power of the image. Visual Communication, ISSN (print) 1470-3572 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Black, Stephanie (2019) Fibs and fripperies : references to the real in digital illustration. Journal of Illustration, 6(2), pp. 289-304. ISSN (print) 2052-0204

Book Section

Black, Stephanie (2019) Design for life : research methods, design thinking, and authorial illustration practice. In: Male, Alan, (ed.) A companion to illustration. Noboken, U.S.A. : Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 229-249. ISBN 9781119185574

Conference or Workshop Item

Black, Stephanie (2021) Capitalising (on) research. In: Illustration Research Symposium; 11 - 12 Feb 2021, Kingston upon Thames, U.K. (Held online). (Unpublished)

Black, Stephanie (2020) Illustration and the other : reflective nostalgia and critical practice. In: Transposition as artistic practice; 19 - 20 Oct 2020, Bergen, Norway (Held online). (Unpublished)

Black, Stephanie (2019) Known unknowns : design thinking in the entrepreneurial wilderness. In: 5th International Motion Festival; 6-9 May 2019, Nicosia, Cyprus.

Black, Stephanie (2017) Plume of feathers : still moving images. In: 4th International Motion Festival; 11 - 14 May 2017, Nicosia, Cyprus. (Unpublished)

Black, Stephanie (2016) Plume of feathers : exploration the contemporary Moon Under Water through illustration. In: Shaping the view : understanding landscape through illustration; 10 - 11 Nov 2016, Edinburgh, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Black, Stephanie (2016) Plume of feathers : performativity and performance. In: Markings : Illustration and performance festival; 08 Jul 2016, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Black, Stephanie (2016) Show and tell : writing the academic argument within the field of visual communication. In: International conference on artistic research. WRITING: motto, program, registration, venues & directions, accommodation, organisation, archive, FAQ; 28-29 Apr 2016, The Hague, The Netherlands. (Unpublished)

Black, Stephanie (2015) The artist's book as vehicle for knowledge. In: Livres d'artistes : the artist's book in theory and practice; 4-6 Dec 2015, Cardiff, Wales. (Unpublished)

Black, Stephanie (2012) Rear view mirror. In: Plymouth University/VaroomLab Boundaries Illustration Symposium; 14-15 Sep 2012, Plymouth, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Black, SM and Imperatore, L (2012) Drawing into knowing : a natural history. In: Drawing Research Network Conference 2012 : Drawing Knowledge; 10 - 11 Sep 2012, Loughborough, U.K.. (Unpublished)

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