Alison Branagan

Visual Arts and Creative Industry Consultant

London, United Kingdom
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About me

Alison Branagan is an author, visual arts and creative industries consultant. She is also an associate lecturer at Central Saint Martins. She has recently worked at the University for the Creative Arts as the Creative Enterprise Coordinator for UCA Epsom, UCA Farnham and The Royal School of Needlework. Over the last decade she has written several business start-up and enterprise books and has studied different approaches to teaching business theory and enterprise skills. Her key text is The Essential Guide to Business for Artists & Designers published by Bloomsbury. She has also devised and facilitated upon many enterprise projects for universities and business support organisations. Entrepreneurship for Creatives Business Start-up for Creatives and Presentation Skills for Creatives are current courses at Central Saint Martins. Alison is has recently developed an exciting new professional development module for first year BA students called Creatives Vocations at the Art Academy. She is also piloting a mentoring programme with The Goldsmiths’ Centre and The Institute of Professional Goldsmiths. She is currently a consultant to The Association of Illustrators (The AOI) and has created a new business plan guide, materials and canvases especially for illustrations and is a regular mentor to their members. She has a Masters degree in Applied Art and Visual Culture, is an Associate of the National Centre for Entrepreneurship in Education, an associate of Institute of Consulting, a Member of the Society of Authors and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. She is also an associate of The Design Trust and is a Talent Development Associate for the Crafts Council.

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  • Visual Arts
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Social Media
  • Workshops
  • Lecturing
  • Intellectual Property
  • Author Teacher Professional Speaker Concept Developer
  • Consultancy
  • Lecturer University
  • Promotion/marketing
  • Money Finances
  • Presentation Communication Skills
  • Business Advice
  • Enterprise
  • Author
  • Writing
  • Imagination
  • Idea Generation
  • Ideas Development
  • Business
  • Business Consultancy
  • Business Development
  • Research
  • Mentoring
  • Advisory Services
  • Creative Marketing

Companies I’ve worked with

  • University of The Arts London (UAL)

    University of The Arts London (UAL)

    • Design

Work history


Sep 2003
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Specialist lecturer in creative entrepreneurship, business and promotion.