Rachel Lillie


I am an illustrator and educator, teaching on BA Illustration Animation. 

My practice based research explores ideas around narrative non-fiction and place, utilising and adapting field methods and archival research. My process is underpinned by drawing as research in the poetic investigation of place. I seek to explore the space between fact and fiction, image and artefact and it's effect on audience experience. This investigation heavily informs my teaching practice.

Academic responsibilities

Senior Lecturer in Illustration Animation


  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • MA Visual Communication
  • BA (Hons) Illustration & Animation

Teaching and learning

I am the Year Leader for Level 5 BA Illustration Animation and Module Leader for Studio: Practice & Purpose.

Qualifications and expertise

  • Fellow in Higher Education Academy
  • Postgraduate Certificate for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Undergraduate courses taught