Alumni

HSAD graduates have established themselves as leaders in creative practice around the world during our illustrious 156 year history.

Many former staff and students have accepted our invitation to take part in a series of shows during Autumn/Winter 2017. Exhibitions will span through the decades, from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.

As a graduate of HSAD you can join our Alumni Association by completing the registration form here. Alumni merchandise, clothing, scarves, badges and books are available onsite from the HSAD shop.

Martin Storey


Born in Hull and raised in the East Yorkshire village of Beeford, Martin Storey is the designer who spearheads the Rowan Classic brand, a role he has been responsible for since 2005.

Martin learnt how to knit as a young child by an inspirational primary school teacher, but his subsequent education at Grammar School proved a stark contrast as he struggled to find an outlet for his creative talents.

He then went on to study a Foundation Diploma at HSAD in 1981, before becoming chief designer for the Jaeger brand which was taken under Rowan’s wing in 1995. He continues to pull together several brochures a year under the Rowan Classic banner, which has become the hallmark for classic style with a modern twist.

Pat Albeck


Born in Hull, Pat Albeck (1930-2017), was a talented textiles designer whose incredible patterns fashioned bestselling products for John Lewis and the National Trust. Informed by an extensive education in art, that included 4 years studying at the Hull College of Arts, her ‘Daisychain’ design for John Lewis was a bestseller for 15 years, regularly being produced in different colourways, and reissued in 2014 for the store’s 150th anniversary.

In her later life, Pat spent her time mentoring younger designers who went on to be at the top of their professions, also serving on numerous design committees and as an external examiner to many schools of art. Her work can be found in the Victoria and Albert Museum’s archive of art and design.

Sally O’Reilly


Sally O’Reilly is a writer, publishing and distributing texts in many formats, from art magazines and performance lectures to video and opera. She is a part-time Tutor on the Painting programme in the School of Arts & Humanities at the Royal College of Art, where she has taught since 2010.

Through an interdisciplinary writing practice, O’Reilly investigates the potential of intertwining academic research and fantastical narrative. This merging of information and fiction genres and methodologies is intended to force a more marked overlap between cultural and knowledge production and distribution. Her writing draws on vernacular from specialist, technological quarters as well as commonplace language to explore mechanisms of expression from within techno-economic networks.

www.sallyoreilly.org.uk

Brian Griffiths


Based in London Brian produces three-dimensional collages using a range of sources, including old textbooks, fifties and sixties furniture, remnants of cut linoleum and polystyrene. His most well known works are his full-size cardboard reconstructions of computer work stations.

Griffiths has shown work internationally in many exhibitions including ‘New Blood’ at the Saatchi Gallery in London, the 2001 Tirana Biennale, ‘Haemorrhaging States’ at Tent in Rotterdam and ‘Hey, You Never Know’ at Kenny Schachter in New York. He is represented by Vilma Gold in London and The Breeder Projects in Athens. He participated in the 2001 Beck’s Futures prize and was a selector for the 2006 Bloomberg New Contemporaries.

Brian Griffiths is also a tutor at the Royal Academy of Arts and a part-time tutor at Camberwell College of Arts for BA sculpture.

Trevor Key


Born in Hull, Trevor Key (1947-1995), was a hugely influential and respected photographer who worked primarily in the music industry. His most iconic sleeve is perhaps Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells, though he would go on to work with art directors such as Jamie Reid and Peter Saville.

Trevor also worked with bands such as Sex Pistols, Can, Joy Division and New Order – including the iconic Technique cover and many others. A selection of Key’s best work will be displayed in Trevor Key’s Top 40 in the HSAD Brodrick Gallery.

Neville Gabie


Internationally renowned and respected sculpture, Neville’s practice is focused on responding to locations which are in the process of change. In practical terms his work has been manifested as a series of temporary interventions, books and films made in response to specific locations or situations.

Previous projects include POSTS published by Penguin Books [photographs from this publication have been exhibited in Japan Korea, Germany, Portugal, South Africa and the UK] Artist in Residence at Tate Liverpool; a four month residency at Halley Research Station, Antarctica with the British Antarctic survey; three years as artist in residence on a building site in Bristol – Cabot Circus ‘bs1’ and a five year project in a North Liverpool Tower block ‘up in the air’.

Ted Lewis


Famous for the film, Get Carter, Ted Lewis initially trained as a Graphic Designer, ultimately supervising on The Beatles Yellow Submarine. Ted also played piano in Hull’s popular Unity Jazz Band, the city providing vivid background in three of his nine gripping novels.

Ted Lewis’s first novel was All the Way Home and All the Night Through, love and angst during his Hull student life. His second novel, Jack’s Return Home became Get Carter, recognised as one of the best ever UK crime films.

Scott King


A graphic designer who worked as Art Director of i-D magazine and creative director of Sleazenation magazine, he has produced work for many influential figures including the Pet Shop Boys, Michael Clark, Malcolm McLaren and Suicide.

King’s work has been exhibited worldwide in both commercial galleries and institutions; he’s also produced several books. Scott is currently Professor of Visual Communication at University of the Arts, London.