Professor Alan Male

About Professor Alan Male

Title: Professor
Cultural Identity: English
Birth: Taunton, Somerset, England

Alma Mater: Royal College of Art, Somerset College of Art
Vocation: Academic, Author, Editor, Illustrator
Field of Interest: Illustration, Communication and the Graphic Arts

Academic Career: Emeritus Professor; Professor of Illustration; Head of Illustration; Senior Lecturer – Falmouth University

Industrial Experience: Illustration practice of 40+ years, working nationally and internationally across advertising, media and communication; illustrated more than 170 books by commission

Research Interests: Historical and cultural studies related to illustration practice with an emphasis on ethics, power and influence and multi-disciplinary practices; Science and knowledge bearing imagery notably about evolution and the origins of life

Known For: Leading the Illustration Programme at Falmouth University with distinction; Authorship of acclaimed books about illustration; Award winning international illustration

Early Life: Formative years in rural Somerset, England near the market town of Langport; After school, studied graphic design and illustration at the Somerset College of Art.