Nikki Salkeld
Nikki is a Senior Lecturer at Falmouth University on the BA(Hons) Graphic Design course, where she has been head of first year since 2006, as well as teaching across 2nd and 3rd year. She studied for her degree at St Martins School of Art, London and gained an MA from The Royal College of Art, (School of Communication). On graduating she formed a design agency called Bump, and then continued to teach and work predominantly with editorial, cultural institutions, galleries and arts festivals, (clients include: Fourth Estate publishing, The Sunday Times, Salter Baxter, The Cheltenham Literary Festival, The Crafts Council, The National Maritime Museum, ING bank, The Jerwood Prize, The V&A …)

Her teaching is informed by her experience as a graphic designer maintaining personal and professional interests in graphic anthropology, editorial, narrative and experience design.
Nikki previously taught at UAL and is now an External examiner for the both the BA(Hons) Illustration and the Graduate Diploma Illustration courses at UAL Camberwell. She has also taught at University of Gloucester, Augsburg University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Design, Germany, and delivered lectures at York University, Bath University (CDAS, Centre for Death and Society) and at Ontario College of Art and Design University. Toronto.
She is now one half of MOTH: Design & Death.

Ashley Rudolph
Ashley is a Senior Lecturer at Falmouth University on the BA(Hons) Graphic Design course, since taking up the post in 2008, he co-ordinated the 2nd year up until 2017, as well as teaching across 1st and 3rd year.

Ashley studied Graphic Design at Central St Martins School of Art (London, UK) in the mid 1990’s, and since graduating he has pursued a freelance career in graphic design and commercial photography.
In addition, he has held various teaching posts at a number of UK Universities, including External Examining roles. He passionately believes in creating creative opportunities for students to engage with industry professionals and collaborative partnerships with international educational institutions. He is committed to fostering a progressive and dynamic approach to teaching, and continues to maintain his own professional practice.

Ashley’s main research interest is MOTH; a collaborative project he shares with fellow colleague Nikki Salkeld. Together, they are considering the aesthetics of death, the educational implications of this and the design potential for the context it might serve.