Yadzia Williams

Job Role
Senior Lecturer


Yadzia says that her Polish cultural background has helped define who she is today, as an Illustrator and Image Maker, who mainly works through the medium of Printmaking.

She studied Visual Communication at Canterbury College of Art, specialising in Illustration and Illustration for Children’s Publishing.

Yadzia has taught Illustration for over 40 years and is passionate about Bookbinding and creating Handmade Artists Books.

Over the last 15 years she has established a close collaborative relationship with Polish Art Academies, culminating in a diverse range of multidisciplinary workshops, International conferences and collaborative research projects.


BA (Hons) Visual Communication


Exploring Bookbinding and Books in relation to imagination, text and image, as not just a container for the contents but creating books, which push the boundaries and questions “What is a Book”.

Exploring Illustration as practice-led research.


ART 713 Engagement, Immersion and Practice

ART 714 Transitional Skills

BA (Hons) Illustration and Graphic Design

ARD 434 Print and Production

ARD 542 Print and Publishing


Encyclopedia of Writing and Illustrating Children’s Books