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About Darren Diss

As an educator I teach undergraduate students on the BA(Hons) Illustration programme at the University of Lincoln. I have worked across a wide range of illustration projects in industry as a freelance illustrator. I have scholarly/research interests which focus primarily on curatorial projects with two main themes: narrative illustration and artistic responses to sites of historic interest.

Department Responsibilities

Year Leader, Module Leader

Subject Specialism



  • MA Narrative Illustration University of Brighton
  • PGCert 3D Computer Animation London Guildhall University
  • PGCert Research Art Architecture Design University of Lincoln


  • Associate Fellow of The Higher Education Academy — The HEA


External panel member, University for the Creative Arts

Research Interests

  • Curatorship and Production - Site Specific Work (Around Sites with a Compelling Social History)

  • Curatorship - Silent Graphic Novels

  • Editorial Illustration

Research Projects

  • A Ballad for Southwell — in 2016

Research in the Lincoln Repository

Professional Affiliations

  • Membership of Association of Illustrators (course)