Rosemary is Course Leader for the new BA (Hons) Comic & Concept Art degree. She is an illustrator and concept artist specialising in Creature Design. Before joining Leeds Arts University in December 2017 she was a Lecturer in Concept Art at Teesside University.
Rosemary’s area of practice and research centres around Creature Design, Speculative Biology and Art & Science Collaboration. In 2017, Rosemary was one of 8 worldwide applicants selected to complete an online, cross-disciplinary and collaborative residency with SciArt Center, New York. Working with a Volcanologist to explore science communication through narrative and world-building Rosemary created speculative creatures based upon volcanic phenomena. This culminated in a presentation at the American Geophysical Union’s Fall Meeting in December 2017.
As a freelance artist, Rosemary has produced concept art and illustrations for games, animation and publishing. Most notably, she was a concept artist for Yamination Studios' short film "At-issue", a stop-motion animation screened on Sky Arts. She also has an ongoing partnership with Ecogon by Gaiagames — a table-top, strategic game with a focus on educating players in European Ecology — creating the artwork for various species cards for multiple editions and expansions.
In 2017, she completed a PGCert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education at Teesside University and became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Rosemary graduated with Distinction from her Masters in Concept Art for Games and Animation at Teesside University in 2014 and has a BA (Hons) Visual Communication with First Class Honours from Birmingham City University.