Rob Ramsden has worked as a Lecturer in various universities since 2009 specialising in Illustration, Animation and Graphic Design. He has worked as a freelance illustrator, designer and animator since 1999. His interest in these disciplines stems from producing and self-publishing comics throughout the 1990s, which were subsequently commissioned for an animated series by The Locomotion Channel (USA) in the first wave of web cartoons. Since then Rob has produced work in publishing, editorial and advertising design sectors for both print and screen. His clients include: Scallywag Press; BBC; Walker Books; Tate Publishing; Vodafone; Virgin Media; Sony Creative; Barclays; Greenpeace; and he has worked with agencies Bartle Bogle Hegarty, Tui Media and Synergy Art.
Rob is a graduate of the MA in Children’s Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art, and since then he has worked on children’s picture books with Tate Publishing and Walker Books, and a series of books published by Scallywag Press from spring 2019 onwards. He continues to research the history and practice of picture books as specialist area of interest. As of 2017, Rob set up Fictional Space, a screen-printing studio in Suffolk dedicated to collaboration, editions and limited-edition publications.