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Laura is a design scholar, educator and activist. She specialises in sociocultural, aesthetic and political aspects of design, with a focus on meaning innovation, sustainability and social change.

After gaining a BA in Visual Communication Design and an MA in Branding and Strategic Design, Laura developed a wide range of skills and experience in brand strategy, design innovation, cultural research and trend forecasting. She worked with a diversity of clients in the corporate sector (finance, consumer goods and fashion) as well as charities and small start-ups, including Ogilvy One, Wolff Olins, AB InBev, Ernst & Young, Nike, ITV, Manchester United, Santander Group, Oxfam, Unilever, Sainsbury’s, Food Standards Agency, British Council, London Fashion Week, Transport for London.

Prior to joining RCA, Laura was Deputy Head (Research & Innovation) at Cambridge School of Art, and Program Director for the MA Design and Culture at Loughborough University London. Her teaching portfolio includes a wide range of subjects from Design, Fashion, Media, Marketing and Business, built across UK institutions including Central St Martins, London College of Communications, Winchester School of Art, and Loughborough University.