Mr Russell Weekes


My work has led me to cross creative disciplines - publishing, art-direction, design, video, photography, illustration, animation and education. Through working in this way, I have been fortunate to gather experience within a range of situations from art-direction for The Guardian, through to music video direction under the representation of Warp Films and various activities in independent publishing. 

Prior to this position at Kingston School of Art, I have been a visiting lecturer on the Illustration Animation course and at London Metropolitan University on the Visual Communication course.

The reading and misreading of images, and the uses of visual language as a tool for communication are ongoing areas of investigation, both in my own work and my teaching. 

Academic responsibilities

Senior Lecturer BA Illustration Animation


  • FHEA (Fellow of the Higher Education Academy)
  • MA Communication Art & Design – Royal College of Art
  • BA (Hons) Illustration & Animation – Kingston University

Teaching and learning

My teaching is focussed within the second year of the BA course.

I am the module leader for the Presentation module, which explores the relationship between the audience and the maker, considering how our presentation choices, and the placement of our work effect the response and interaction we receive from an audience.

Qualifications and expertise

  • FHEA (Fellow of the Higher Education Academy)

Undergraduate courses taught