Belinda Tippen joined Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) in 2009 as a Teaching Fellow and has been instrumental in developing visual presentation methods within Fashion, Performance Costume and Textiles in the School of Design. The principal focus of these presentation methods has been the experimental and highly individual ‘Design Book’ format which has subsequently garnered major student awards at Graduate Fashion Week in 2011 and 2014.
Belinda studied Illustration at ECA, gaining a BA (hons) Degree and a Postgraduate Diploma in Design. She has also undertaken a Postgraduate Teaching Qualification in Further and Higher Education at Dundee University.
She has worked extensively in the Edinburgh design community for various Design and Advertising agencies, initially as a Designer/Visualiser and latterly as an Art Director.
With some 20 years experience of teaching in both Further and Higher Educational contexts, Belinda has been involved in the design and delivery of courses across a range of levels. She has been part of a steering group which was involved in the research, design and delivery of a new BA Visual Communications Course in conjunction with Abertay University, Dundee and has worked as a visiting lecturer at many institutions including Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee and Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA).
Between 2008 and 2011, Belinda was a team member of the Ukeiri Pathway Project, an international research based programme in collaboration with Pearl Academy of Fashion, New Delhi, India funded by the British Crafts Council. Her research component involved a collaborative Book Arts (Artist Book) project which explored differing cultural attitudes and customs between the two continents.
She is currently a Teaching Fellow in Fashion design and Performance Costume design, responsible for the delivery of Communication and Illustration skills.