Ian has been in his current position as full time senior lecturer at Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University since 2015. He is currently engaged across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Illustration and animation, including supervision of MFA and more recently PhD candidates. He also has responsibility for developing postgraduate links and lead the final year of the BA programme, including coordination of the annual New Designers show in London. Previous to this he worked in industry for a range of clients as a freelance illustrator for 25 years working internationally across design, publishing and advertising. This work was recognised by a series of awards from the Association of Illustrators. From the first discussions it was clear that HOI/Pathways initiative was a programme MMU needed to be a partner with and he looks forward to contributing to and learning from this relationship.