24 Notable alumni of
University for the Creative Arts

The University for the Creative Arts is 1406th in the world, 478th in Europe, and 94th in the United Kingdom by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 24 notable alumni from the University for the Creative Arts sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Tracey Emin

    Tracey Emin
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    paintertextile artistsales representativesculptorphotographer
    Biography

    Tracey Karima Emin, CBE, RA is a British artist known for her autobiographical and confessional artwork. Emin produces work in a variety of media including drawing, painting, sculpture, film, photography, neon text and sewn appliqué. Once the "enfant terrible" of the Young British Artists in the 1980s, Tracey Emin is now a Royal Academician.

  2. Zandra Rhodes

    Zandra Rhodes
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1940-.. (age 82)
    Occupations
    fashion designerdesigner
    Biography

    Dame Zandra Lindsey Rhodes, DBE, RDI, is an English fashion and textile designer. Her early education in fashion set the foundation for a career in the industry creating textile prints. Rhodes designed garments for Diana, Princess of Wales and numerous celebrities such as rock stars Freddie Mercury and Marc Bolan. In addition to designing garments, she designed textiles for interiors, featuring her prints on furniture and homewares. In 2003 Rhodes founded the Fashion and Textile Museum in London.

  3. Edd Gould

    Edd Gould
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1988-2012 (aged 24)
    Occupations
    animatorYouTubervoice actortelevision producer
    Biography

    Edward Duncan Ernest Gould was a British animator, artist, writer, director, and voice actor. He was best known for creating Eddsworld, a media franchise consisting of flash animations and web comics featuring fictionalised versions of himself and longtime collaborators Thomas Ridgewell, Matt Hargreaves and others. After Gould's death in 2012, production of Eddsworld was passed on to Ridgewell and later Hargreaves.

  4. Roger Dean

    Roger Dean
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1944-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    artistarchitectillustratordesignerpainter
    Biography

    William Roger Dean, known as Roger Dean, is an English artist, designer, and publisher. He is best known for his work on posters and album covers for musicians, which he began painting in the late 1960s. The artists for whom he did the most art are English rock bands Yes and Asia.

  5. Billy Childish

    Billy Childish
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    musicianguitaristnovelistpoetpainter
    Biography

    Billy Childish is an English painter, author, poet, photographer, film maker, singer and guitarist. Since the late 1970s, Childish has been prolific in creating music, writing and visual art. He has led and played in bands including the Pop Rivets, Thee Milkshakes, Thee Headcoats, and the Musicians of the British Empire, primarily working in the genres of garage rock, punk and surf and releasing more than 100 albums.

  6. Michaël Dudok de Wit

    Michaël Dudok de Wit
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    film directoranimatorillustratorwriterscreenwriter
    Biography

    Michaël Dudok de Wit is a Dutch animator, director and illustrator based in London. He won an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film for Father and Daughter (2000) and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature for The Red Turtle (2016).

  7. Linda Barker

    Linda Barker
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    television presenter
    Biography

    Linda Barker is an English interior designer and television presenter.

  8. Nikita Gill

    Nikita Gill
    Occupations
    poet
    Biography

    Nikita Gill is a poet and writer. She has written and curated seven volumes of poetry. She uses social media to engage her audience and she has 642,000 followers on Instagram with just over 460 posts. She has been described as one of the most successful Instapoets, and 'one of the most exciting young writers working today'.

  9. Lasse Gjertsen

    Lasse Gjertsen
    Born in
    Norway Flag Norway
    Years
    1984-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    musiciananimatorfilm directortelevision producerYouTuber
    Biography

    Lasse Gjertsen is a Norwegian animator, musician, and videographer. He is best known for his short pieces "Hyperactive" and "Amateur", big hits in the early years of YouTube, which strung together short clips of video to create a unique form of video akin to stop-motion animation. His "Hyperactive" video has over 8.9 million views and his "Amateur" video has over 16 million views.

  10. Justina Vail Evans

    Justina Vail Evans
    Born in
    Malaysia Flag Malaysia
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    film actoractor
    Biography

    Justina Vail Evans is a British actress, life coach, author and hypnotherapist.

  11. Martin Lambie-Nairn

    Martin Lambie-Nairn
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1945-2020 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    animatortelevision directorgraphic designertelevision producer
    Biography

    Martin John Lambie-Nairn was an English designer. He was the founder of his branding agency Lambie-Nairn and was the creative director of branding agency ML-N. He is recognised for having redefined television brand identity design, being the first to embrace computer technologies to apply branding to screen-based media.

  12. Charles Thomson

    Charles Thomson
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    poetartistofficialpainterphotographer
    Biography

    Charles Thomson is an English artist, poet and photographer. In the early 1980s he was a member of The Medway Poets. In 1999 he named and co-founded the Stuckists art movement with Billy Childish. He has curated Stuckist shows, organised demonstrations against the Turner Prize, run an art gallery, stood for parliament and reported Charles Saatchi to the OFT. He is frequently quoted in the media as an opponent of conceptual art. He was briefly married to artist Stella Vine.

  13. Mary Tourtel

    Mary Tourtel
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1874-1948 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    artistillustratorwritercomics artistcartoonist
    Biography

    Mary Tourtel was a British artist and creator of the comic strip Rupert Bear. Her works have sold 50 million copies internationally.

  14. Jason Pomeroy

    Jason Pomeroy
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1974-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    architect
    Biography

    Jason Pomeroy is an architect, academic, author He is the founder of sustainable design firm Pomeroy Studio and sustainable educator Pomeroy Academy.

  15. Humphrey Ocean

    Humphrey Ocean
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    painter
    Biography

    Humphrey Ocean is a contemporary British painter.

  16. Chris Shepherd

    Chris Shepherd
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1966-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    animatorscreenwriterfilm director
    Biography

    Chris Shepherd is a double BAFTA nominated television/film writer and director. Born in Anfield, Liverpool, Lancashire, in 1967. He is mainly known for combining live action with animation. His work fuses comedy with commentary on the darker side of human nature.

  17. Philip Absolon

    Philip Absolon
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    painter
    Biography

    Philip Absolon is a British artist and a founder member of the Stuckists art group, exhibiting in the group shows, including The Stuckists Punk Victorian at the Walker Art Gallery in 2004, and taking part in Stuckist demonstrations against the Turner Prize. He has had long-term unemployment problems, depicted in his work with imagery of skeletons; his other main subject is cats, which he studies and depicts in motion.

  18. Bill Lewis

    Bill Lewis
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    painterpoet
    Biography

    William Lewis is an English artist, story-teller, poet and mythographer. He was a founder-member of The Medway Poets and of the Stuckists art group.

  19. Richard Spare

    Richard Spare
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    painteretcherprintmaker
    Biography

    Richard John Spare is a British artist known primarily for his drypoints, etchings and oil paintings. He is based in London.

  20. Charles Williams

    Charles Williams
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    painter
    Biography

    Charles Williams is a British artist. He is a founding member of the Stuckist art group and a member of the New English Art Club.

  21. Ken Grant

    Ken Grant
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    photographer
    Biography

    Ken Grant is a photographer who since the 1980s has concentrated on working class life in the Liverpool area. He is a lecturer in the MFA photography course at the University of Ulster.

  22. Tamsyn Challenger

    Tamsyn Challenger
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1974-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    conceptual artistvisual artistartist
    Biography

    Tamsyn Challenger is a British artist, curator and lecturer.

  23. Wana Udobang

    Wana Udobang
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Occupations
    poet
    Biography

    Wana Udobang, also known as Wana Wana, is a Nigerian writer, poet, journalist, filmmaker, and television personality. Her work has appeared on the BBC, Al Jazeera, Huffington Post, BellaNaija, and The Guardian, She has been described as "one of the biggest champions of our new spoken word renaissance is taking a leap into the void."

  24. Jayson Lilley

    Jayson Lilley
    Occupations
    contemporary artist
    Biography

    Jayson Lilley is a contemporary British artist recognised for producing paintings of urban scenes and iconic architecture of the United Kingdom. Lilley was born in Plymouth, Devon and grew up in the small coastal village of Wembury.