Argyro (Iro) Tsavala

Lecturer Illustration, UCA Farnham

Academic, School of Communication Design

As a graphic artist and image-maker, Iro Tsavala is interested in how ideas and concepts can be expressed through narrative. Iro works on editorial and book illustration briefs, as well as a number of multi-disciplined, self-initiated projects.

Iro is a senior Lecturer in Illustration BA and MA in Farnham. She is currently the Year 3 BA leader and contributes to the delivery of the MA programme. She has previously taught at Wimbledon, University of the Arts London and has completed her PGCE at the University of Greenwich. She completed her MA in Communication Art & Design at the Royal College of Art in 2008, and her BA (1st Class Hons) in Illustration at the Kent Institute of Art & Design in 2005.

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Professional Membership, Affiliation and Consultancy

Professional Membership, Affiliation and Consultancy:

  • Fellow of The Higher Education Academy

Awards, Grants and Commisions:

  • 2012: The Book Illustration Competition-Folio Society & The House of Illustration,  Finalist

Illustration Commissions:

  • The Poetry News Summer 2016 issue, The Poetry Society – article artwork
  • Popescu European Poetry Translation Prize Anthology 2015,
  • The Poetry Society- cover artwork
  • ‘Love in the Age of the Internet’ by Linda Cundy, Karnac Books, Nov. 2014, ISBN-10: 1782201467 – cover artwork
  • The Guardian Weekend magazine, 12 February 2011
  • ‘Mediocrity sucks, but who cares’ by O. Burkeman – article artwork
  • The Guardian Weekend magazine, 23 January 2010,
  • ‘Decisions’ by O. Burkeman – article artwork.

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