Rachel Larkum


Faculty of Arts, Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
Cambridge School of Art
Areas of Expertise:
Illustration, drawing and book art , Graphic design and typography , Animation
Courses taught:

With over 25 years of experience working within the creative industries, Rachel's experience ranges from 2D animation, 3D computer animation, interactive work and design in a variety of disciplines from children’s TV to computer games, interactives and design.

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Rachel originally trained for a BA Hons in Graphics & Illustration at Edinburgh College of Art and then an MA in Animation at The Royal College of Art. Rachel went on to work as a 2D animator in Sydney Australia on children’s TV, then animating on inter-actives for Cartoon Network in London, working on the PowerPuff Girls and Dexters and then working in 3D animation for computer games for Sony Entertainment, London. She has also worked in children’s TV, working in 3D animation for ITV on a live action/3D animated series. Rachel has also worked within the rail industry as a graphic designer/animator, as well as within PR/Design agencies, working with brands such as Canon, producing graphics and motion work.

Channel 4 also screened Rachel’s graduation RCA film in 1995 and her animation work has been shown at various animation festivals around the UK.

Alongside her work in industry, Rachel has over 15 years lecturing in art schools around the UK, teaching animation and graphics at London College of Communication, Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts, Greenwich University, London Southbank University, Edinburgh and Glasgow School of Art.

Research interests

  • Animation
  • Motion graphics
  • Graphic design
  • Illustration


Rachel currently teaches on the following modules:

  • Animation Practice
  • Sequential Structures and Contexts- Module lead


  • Art Foundation - Buckinghamshire University
  • BA (Hons) - Edinburgh College of Art
  • MA Animation - The Royal College of Art
  • PG Cert in Art & Design Education - UAL