Lynne’s area of expertise is digital skills for fashion including the use of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. She is skilled in design, fashion graphics, branding, portfolio development, digital fashion illustration, web design and professional skills gained from her industrial experience.

Before joining Teesside University Lynne worked in London designing for high street fashion retailers. Her vast experience covers working with manufacturers supplying the likes of M&S, developing marketing concepts and liaising with factories and customers in China, Hong Kong, Israel, Egypt and Jordan. She has a successful freelance design consultancy role with companies such as M&S, Disney, and Mothercare, designing fashion, textiles and homeware alongside branding, web and graphic design. 

Lynne has a BA (Hons) in Fashion/Textiles, is a Higher Education fellow and has a PGCE in Learning and Teaching. After moving back to the North East from London in 2008 she has been teaching fashion at higher education institutions including Cleveland College of Art & Design and Northumbria University.