About Cath

Cath Caldwell is Senior Lecturer on the Academic Enhancement Model at Central Saint Martins (CSM) and is Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. In 2020 each member of the AEM team were nominated by UAL and received  the Collaborative Teaching Excellence Award from the Higher Education Academy

Brief biog:
Currently working as Senior Lecturer: Academic Enhancement Model Lead since 2017 . Cath completed a three year role at the University of the Arts, as Academic Coordinator for Careers and Employability 2013-2016 on the Creative Attributes Framework (See UAL research into the pedagogy of employability) for the Higher Education Academy.
She has just finished an MA research project into perceptions of change in HE and is also doing research into social enterprise in art and design and is working with CSM Fashion Public on a women’s refuge project.

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Portrait by Gary Wallis

Cath is author of three books, including the second edition of Editorial Design for Lawrence King, which was exhibited at CSM and  Winning Portfolios for Quarto. She is a former editorial art director, (Conde Nast in NYC and at Hearst as Design Director for ELLE UK) and still supports editorial design through her educational practice. See an interview on MagCulture website and recent shoot for ELLE. Known as a disabled staff member: here is an interview about that.

Cath co-founded the UK’s Editorial Designers Organisation (a non-profit design network) and has been invited to judge the UK’s BSME Rising Star awards twice and was recently nominated for a CSM teaching award. For more details see Academic.eduLinkedIn profile or Twitter account.

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Exhibition at CSM Windows Gallery

You can contact her at CSM through c dot caldwell (at) arts.ac.uk