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April 27th, 2022

Central Saint Martins: The importance of Drawing in Design

In conversation with Chris Brown, professor at Central Saint Martins. Some of the themes that will be explored are:

  • Drawing to express ideas.
  • Drawing to record and communicate.
  • The universal importance of images over words.
  • The difference between illustration and drawing.
  • How drawing helped in your research and how it can be used as a tool.
  • Where does drawing fit into a design portfolio?


Christopher Brown was born and educated in London. He describes himself as an illustrator, educator, and writer. Until recently, he was a Senior Lecturer in the BA in Illustration at the LJMU Liverpool School of Art. He currently teaches on the BA and MA Fashion programs at CSM and MA Illustration at Camberwell. He has worked for numerous prestigious clients such as The Folio Society, The New Yorker, Habitat, Bloomingdales, Penguin Books, Faber and Faber, the Guardian, Barclays Bank, Gails Bakery, The Sunday Times…

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