Sue Clarke graduated from St. Martins School of Art in 1989 with a 1st class BA Hons degree in Illustration, and has been a practicing illustrator and lecturer ever since.
She has worked for a large client list across editorial, design, advertising and book publishing (including children’s pop up books), in the UK, USA, Spain, Italy, Germany, Japan and Holland.
The direction of her Illustration work was influenced by a Thames TV travel bursary to travel to Egypt, for which the culminating exhibition at Thames TV won an additional award. Key sources of inspiration include: travel and cultural identity, symbolism (from Ancient Egypt to contemporary graphics), colour and pattern, outsider art, vintage packaging, charts, and board games.
She currently teaches on the BA Illustration Course at Falmouth University and has previously taught at Kingston University, St. Martins School of Art, and Brighton University, on BA Illustration, MA Illustration and Art Foundation. Previous academic roles include Joint Course Leader, Course Coordinator and External Assessor.
Her work has been exhibited in various contemporary Illustration shows in London, including The London Transport Museum (selected by the Association of Illustration), Central St. Martins, and the Conningsby Gallery.