Will Hoon

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Will Hoon is senior lecturer in design history and theory at the University of Northampton and he teaches on the graphic communications and illustration programmes.  He has produced research and published around a range of subjects including design pedagogy, fashion and street styles, sports photography, the design of sports news in the British tabloid press and the material culture of football fandom.  He has also produced site-specific artworks, curated Arts Council of England-funded film events and produced screen-based works dealing with diverse themes ranging from air crashes and landscapes and memory and leisure in 1930s Nottingham.


Prior to a return to academe Will Hoon worked as an independent producer for Tidal Creative, London, for clients including the Sir Elton John Aids FoundationSwatch WatchesWallis Shops, the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, the Royal College of ArtBHSand London Fashion Week.  He was also a content manager for Empics Picture Agency(now PA) and managed photo-sites for over 80 Premier League and Football League clubs.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Royal College of Art

Award Date: 1 Jul 1993

Crewe & Alsager College (Manchester Metropolitan University)

1 Oct 198830 Jun 1991

Award Date: 1 Jul 1991

Greater Brighton Metropolitan College

1 Oct 198730 Jun 1988

Award Date: 1 Jul 1988

External positions

External Examiner

1 Apr 201325 Jun 2018


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