Carol Ryder

Liverpool School of Art and Design

Carol Ryder is a Senior Lecturer in Fashion at Liverpool John Moores University. Trained as a fashion designer, illustrator and educator, Ryder has worked in and around the fashion industry for more than 20 years. She began her career running her own independent fashion label which was sold via her retail outlet in London’s Kensington High Street and exported worldwide.

Currently a PhD candidate, Ryder's practice-based research is concerned with investigating the social impact of narrowly defined and extreme female fashionable bodily ideals and proposes that a more diverse spectrum of fashionable bodies is both possible and necessary.

She seeks to promote greater diversity in fashion and the wider media by using fashion illustration and portraiture to depict a range of faces and figures that challenge the bland homogeneity and repetitious female stereotypes that permeate popular culture, where women and girls are frequently represented as erotic, sexualized, infantilized, vulnerable, submissive or unhappy, in imagery designed to satisfy the dominant male gaze.

Fashion illustration work by Carol Ryder has been published in a range of formats including advertising, books, magazines, journals and online publications. In 2022, as a finalist in the 6th FIDA International Fashion Illustration Drawing Awards she received a commendation for her portrait illustration ‘Clown’ of fashion stylist Lizzie Cardwell.

She began to exhibit watercolour portraiture in 2021. Her portrait ‘Gold Stripe’ - of performance artist Silvia Ziranek - was produced during the lockdowns imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic. ‘Gold Stripe’ was exhibited at the 209th Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours exhibition (2021) at the Mall Galleries in London, where it won the Cass Art Prize for Innovative Use of Watercolour.

Since then, Ryder’s work has featured in a number of exhibitions, including the 211th Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours exhibition (2023), the ING Discerning Eye exhibition (2022) – both at the Mall Galleries in London - and the Royal Cambrian Academy open exhibitions in 2022 and 2023.

Degrees

2009, Birmingham City University, United Kingdom, MA, Fashion, Textiles and Surface Design
2003, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom, PG Certificate, Education
1985, Northumbria University, United Kingdom, BA Hons

Academic appointments

Fashion Tutor, Fashion Awareness Direct, 2006 - 2012
Senior Lecturer, Fashion, Liverpool John Moores University, 2001 - present

Postgraduate training

PhD, UK, Liverpool John Moores University, 2018 - 2024

Highlighted publications

Ryder C. 2023. Season's Greetings 14th International Conference on the Image Author Url Public Url

Ryder C. 2013. The Fashionable Body: Illustrated Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Ryder C, Shaw J. 2011. Fashion Africa Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Ryder C. 2008. World Style File: Design Research and Education on a Global Scale The International Journal of Learning, 14 :187-192 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Ryder C. 2007. The Use of Technology in Adult Art and Design Education The International Journal of Technology Knowledge and Society, 2 :155-162 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Ryder C. 2005. Visual Communication in Fashion and Textile Design Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Ryder C. Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours 209th Exhibition 2021 Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Ryder C. The Royal Cambrian Academy Annual Open Art Exhibition 2022 Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Ryder C. ING Discerning Eye Exhibition 2022 Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Ryder C. Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours 211th Exhibition 2023 Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Ryder C. SEASON’S GREETINGS - Celebrating Diversity at Christmas: A Practice-led PhD Research Project - Pop-Up Exhibition Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Ryder C. Fashion and Culture: Global Culture and Fashion Textiles and Fashion: Materials, Design and Technology :605-634 Elsevier 9781845699314 DOI Publisher Url

Ryder C. Material Culture: Social Change, Culture, Fashion and Textiles in Europe Textiles and Fashion: Materials, Design and Technology :563-603 Elsevier 9781845699314 DOI Publisher Url

Poster

Ryder C. 2023. Season's Greetings 14th International Conference on the Image Author Url Public Url

Internet publication

Ryder C. 2020. Textilart Produkte Lehrmittelverlag Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Ryder C. 2013. The Fashionable Body: Illustrated Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Design

Ryder C, Hitchen Z. 2015. “In Conversation” (Illustrations by Carol Ryder 2015, animation by Zoë Hitchen 2015) Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Ryder C. 2015. Material Culture: Social Change, Culture, Fashion and Textiles in Europe Author Url Publisher Url

Ryder C. 2015. Fashion and Culture: Global Culture and Fashion Author Url Publisher Url

Ryder C. 2012. Amelias Magazine Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Ryder C. 2012. Krystov Strozyna: London Fashion Week Review Illustration Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Ryder C. 2012. Images 36 - Best of British Illustration 2012 Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Ryder C, Shaw J. 2011. Fashion Africa Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Ryder C, Polhemus T. 2007. World Style File Author Url Publisher Url

Ryder C. “Animating Fashion Illustration: Diversity in Fashion Film” (illustrations and animation by Carol Ryder, 2015) Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Chapters

Ryder C. 2014. Fashion and Culture: The European Impact on Design and Textiles Textiles and Fashion: Materials Processes and Technology Woodhead Publishing. Cambridge, UK 978-1845699314 Author Url Publisher Url

Ryder C. 2014. Fashion: The Growth and Impact of Global Culture Sinclair R. Textiles and Fashion: Materials, Design and Technologies Woodhead Publishing. Cambridge, UK 978-1845699314 Author Url Publisher Url

Ryder C. Fashion and Culture: Global Culture and Fashion Textiles and Fashion: Materials, Design and Technology :605-634 Elsevier 9781845699314 DOI Publisher Url

Ryder C. Material Culture: Social Change, Culture, Fashion and Textiles in Europe Textiles and Fashion: Materials, Design and Technology :563-603 Elsevier 9781845699314 DOI Publisher Url

Journal article

Ryder C. 2010. Gilding the Lily Sinclair R. Just 4 Textiles, :22-25 Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Ryder C. 2009. Just go for it! Sinclair R. Just 4 Textiles, :18-19 Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Ryder C. 2008. Garment Design: Creating an A-line skirt pattern from a basic block Sinclair R. Just 4 Textiles, :10-12 Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Ryder C. 2008. Battling with All This Fabric Just 4 Textiles, :18-21 Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Ryder C. 2008. Fashion Awareness Direct: Giving talented, disadvantaged young people a door into the fashion industry. Sinclair R. Just 4 Textiles, :14-17 Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Ryder C. 2008. Garment Design: from Research to Construction Just 4 Textiles, :21-23 Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Ryder C. 2008. A Career in Felt Design Sinclair R. Just 4 Textiles, :16-18 Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Ryder C. 2008. World Style File: Design Research and Education on a Global Scale The International Journal of Learning, 14 :187-192 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Ryder C. 2007. Fashion Illustration; Practical Applications Sinclair R, Hitchcock B. Just 4 Textiles, :18-20 Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Ryder C. 2007. Fashion Illustration Sinclair R, Hitchcock B. Just 4 Textiles, :1-23 Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Ryder C. 2007. The Use of Technology in Adult Art and Design Education The International Journal of Technology Knowledge and Society, 2 :155-162 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Ryder C. 2005. Visual Communication in Fashion and Textile Design Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Conference publication

Ryder C. 2007. Fashion Illustration. Achieving Excellence in Textiles: A National Conference for Teachers of Textiles, Achieving Excellence in Textiles: A National Conference for Teachers of Textiles. Author Url Publisher Url

Ryder C. 2007. Decorative Textile Techniques Achieving Excellence in Textiles: A National Conference for Teachers of Textiles, Achieving Excellence in Textiles: A National Conference for Teachers of Textiles Author Url Publisher Url

Ryder C. The Illustrated Fashionable Body The Conference on the Image Author Url Publisher Url

Exhibition

Ryder C. Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours 209th Exhibition 2021 Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Ryder C. The Royal Cambrian Academy Annual Open Art Exhibition 2022 Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Ryder C. Great Sheffield Art Show Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Ryder C. Brouhaha Art: My Generation Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Ryder C. Camelback Gallery Portraits Exhibition Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Ryder C. ING Discerning Eye Exhibition 2022 Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Ryder C. Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours 211th Exhibition 2023 Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Ryder C. The Royal Cambrian Academy Annual Open Art Exhibition 2023 Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Ryder C. SEASON’S GREETINGS - Celebrating Diversity at Christmas: A Practice-led PhD Research Project - Pop-Up Exhibition Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Provins M, Ryder C. Light Night 2020: 'aplaceforeverythingand' Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Provins M, Ryder C. Light Night 2021: PLAY Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Roberts E, Ryder C. Liverpool-Shanghai Modern Art Joint Exhibition, 1999-2019 Public Url

Roberts E, Ryder C. Shanghai-Liverpool Modern Art Joint Exhibition, 1999-2019 Public Url

McNeill E, Ryder C. The Body Image Labyrinth Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Ryder C. Brouhaha Art: Portrait Artist of the Year Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Conference presentation:

Season's Greetings, Fourteenth International Conference on the Image, Zaragoza, Spain, Poster presentation. 2023

Fashion on Prescription, Institute for Health Research Annual Conference, Liverpool School of Art and Design, Oral presentation. 2019

Animating Fashion Illustration: The Creation of Animated Fashion Film to Promote Fashion Diversity, Sixth International Conference on the Image, Berkeley, California, USA, Oral presentation. 2015

The Illustrated Fashionable Body, Fifth International Conference on the Image, Berlin, Germany, Oral presentation. 2014

Award:

Finalist - 4th Annual Women in Watercolor International Juried Competition, 4th Annual Women in Watercolor International Juried Competition, https://womeninwatercolor.com/. 2023

Commendation & Finalist- 6th FIDA Awards 2022, Fidaworldwide, https://www.fidamembersclub.com/6th-awards-winner. 2022

Cass Art Prize 2021, Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, http://royalinstituteofpaintersinwatercolours.org/2021/05/28/prize-winners-2021/. 2021

M.A. Post-Graduate Masters Degree, Birmingham City University, http://www.bcu.ac.uk/. 2009

Post-Graduate Certificate in Education, Manchester Metropolitan University, http://www.mmu.ac.uk/. 2003

B.A. Hons. Degree in Fashion, Northumbia University (then Newcastle-Upon-Tyne Polytechnic), http://www.northumbria.ac.uk/. 1985

Media Coverage:

Goddess Arts Magazine Issue 7 - November / December 2022 Page 9 Interview and illustrations 2022
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Glitterball Magazine. Interview with Carol Ryder and illustrations created by Carol Ryder. Glitterball Magazine, Autumn issue, September 25th 2011.

'Cass Art' blog - 12th March 2014 'Start Illustration' interview with Carol Ryder, and illustrations created by Carol Ryder.

Fajo magazine - the 'Celebrity Issue', September 2012. Interview with Carol Ryder and Illustrations created by Carol Ryder.

Remedy magazine: interview with Carol Ryder and illustrations created by Carol Ryder. Remedy Magazine, issue 8, September 2010.

1968 magazine, Issue 6, Winter 2012 / 2013, pages 74 - 77. Interview with Carol Ryder, and illustrations created by Carol Ryder.
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Online coverage on LJMU website of conference presentation: Sixth International Conference on the Image, October 29-30, Berkeley California, USA.
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External collaboration:

http://www.nwbh.nhs.uk/, NHS, Dr. Anna Pearson, Research & Development Manager, North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. 2018

http://www.nwbh.nhs.uk/, NHS, Dr. Ashish Kumar, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist; Clinical Lead for Mid Mersey and Wigan Bolton Eating Disorder Services for Young People, North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. 2018

http://www.nwbh.nhs.uk/dr-sandeep-ranote, NHS, Dr. Sandeep Ranote: Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist; Medical Director - Northwest Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. 2018

Manchester Metropolitan University, Zoe Hitchen. 2015

Northumberland University, Ann Marie Kirkbride. 2013

https://africafashionguide.wordpress.com/contributors/about/, Jacaranda Books, Jacqueline Shaw - Founding Director of Africa Fashion Guide (AFG). 2011

Industrial connections:

Sue Dray - London College of Fashion, Programme Leader, BA (Hons) Fashion Illustration and Imaging Fashion Professional Interviewee for PhD study - The Fashionable Body: Illustrated, https://www.arts.ac.uk/colleges/london-college-of-fashion/people/sue-dray. 2018

Nuno Da Costa, Fashion Illustrator. Fashion Professional Interviewee for PhD study - The Fashionable Body: Illustrated, https://www.nunodacosta.com/. 2018

David Longshaw: Longshaw-Ward, Fashion Designer and Illustrator. Fashion Professional Interviewee for PhD study - The Fashionable Body: Illustrated, http://www.longshawward.com/. 2018

Fig Taylor - Association of Illustrators, Illustration portfolio consultant, former illustration agent, lecturer, fatshionista, author of 'How to Create a Portfolio & Get Hired: A Guide for Graphic Designers and Illustrators (Portfolio Skills)' . Fashion Professional Interviewee for PhD study - The Fashionable Body: Illustrated, https://the-dots.com/users/fig-taylor-94590. 2018

Caryn Franklin - All Walks Beyond the Catwalk, Diversity in Fashion. 2013

Textile Institute, Lecturer in fashion illustration, http://www.texi.org/. 2012

Association of Illustrators, Supplied illustration for: 'Images 36: Best of British Illustration 2012'., http://www.aoiimages.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=54&Itemid=58. 2012

James Bent, La Mode Outre: Since May 2011, James Bent- photographer based in Tapei, Japan - has been working with illustrators from around the world to create illustration collaborations. Bent provides the illustrators with a selection of new street fashion photographs, which they illustrate in their own style and complete an interview. The photograph, illustration and interview are all then posted on the 'La Mode Outre' site, along with a link to their portfolio. To date Bent has worked with illustrators from: the US, the UK, Australia, France, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Japan, Taiwan, Indonesia, Singapore and Russia., http://lamodeoutre.com/illustrations. 2012

Ethical Fashion Forum, Designed flagship image for the 2010 Ethical Fashion Forum Source Expo, Westminster City Hall, London. Design used for publicity for the event, and printed onto t-shirts and goodie bags. Also designed 2010 Christmas card for the EFF., http://www.ethicalfashionforum.com/. 2010

Sinclair Consultancy, Lecturer in textiles techniques and fashion illustration, http://www.sinclairconsultancy.co.uk/. 2007

Tribal Publishing, Carol Ryder was invited by 'Just 4 Textiles' editor Rose Sinclair in 2007 to be a regular contributor to Just 4 Textiles Magazine; and between 2007 and 2010 produced several articles - both text and illustrations - for the magazine. Carol Ryder was also invited by Rose Sinclair to speak at the 'Tribal' conference 'Achieving in Textiles' in November 2007., http://www.sfe.co.uk/about-company/. 2007

Fashion Awareness Direct, Fashion Tutor, http://www.fad.org.uk/. 2006

Ted Polhemus, World Style File, http://www.tedpolhemus.com/. 2006

Other invited event:

SofA Talks 2018, John Lennon Art and Design Building, A Series of Talks by Postgraduate Researchers at the Liverpool School of Art and Design, Liverpool John Moores University.. 2018

Animating Fashion Illustration: Promoting the Diverse Fashionable Body via Fashion Film., Redmonds Building, LJMU., LJMU Research Café Presentation.. 2016

Liverpool University: Body Image and Fat in Feminism, Liverpool University, Lecture to Liverpool University Feminist Society (FEMSOC) about Body Image and Fat in Feminism.. 2013

Knitting and Stitching Show Harrogate 2013, Harrogate International Centre, Harrogate., Invited speaker (Fashion Illustration workshops) for the Textile Institute at the Knitting and Stitching Show, Harrogate International Centre. 22nd and 23rd November, 2013.. 2013

Knitting and Stitching Show London 2013, Alexandra Palace, London, Invited speaker (Textile portrait workshops) for the Textile Institute at the Knitting and Stitching Show, Alexandra Palace, London. 11th and 12th October, 2013.. 2013

Student Placements and Internships meeting, Somerset House, London, A meeting convened by the British Fashion Council to discuss new directives from the HMRC that unpaid fashion student placements are no longer an option because they contravene National Minimum Wage legislation. Representatives from numerous HE fashion programmes from around the UK attended the meeting to discuss the issues surrounding the directive.. 2012

Knitting and Stitching Show London 2012, Alexandra Palace, London, Invited speaker (Fashion Illustration workshops) for the Textile Institute at the Knitting and Stitching Show, Alexandra Palace, London. 12th and 13th October, 2012.. 2012

Fashion Africa Book Launch, Africa Centre,Covent Garden, London, Launch of 'Fashion Africa' book by Jacqueline Shaw, featuring illustrations by Carol Ryder.. 2011

Ethical Fashion Forum Source Expo, Westminster City Hall, London, Produced the flagship image for the event that was printed onto t-shirts and goodie bags as well as used for publicity for the event.. 2010

“Design across the Curriculum" - one day seminar, Nuffield Curriculum Centre, London., Facilitator, “Design across the Curriculum”, a one day seminar funded by Dept for Education and Skills, focusing on practical issues of developing and co-ordinating design education across subject areas.. 2008

Achieving Excellence in Textiles: A National Conference for Teachers of Textiles, Hilton London Metropole Hotel, London., Delivered two presentations during this one-day conference: 'Decorative Textile Techniques: how do we teach our young people to create exciting textiles?' and 'Fashion Illustration: how do we teach our young people effective fashion illustration skills?'.. 2007

Cotton Flower, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Liverpool, Exhibition of products demonstrating the influence of cotton within the design and production process. Organised by Liverpool John Moores University in conjunction with the International Cotton Association and the Northern Edge consortium.. 2007

Liverpool Biennial Exhibition, Liverpool School of Art, 68 Hope Street, Liverpool., Carol Ryder illustration work (2 large drawings) included in Liverpool Biennial exhibition, October 2003.. 2003

Fashion Design Department Exhibition, LJMU, Kymenlaakson Ammattikorkeakolu, Kouvola, Finland., Carol Ryder illustration work (2 large drawings) included in exhibition of work from the department of fashion design, Liverpool John Moores University March 2003.. 2003

Fellowships:

Associateship, The Textile Institute, http://www.texi.org/. 2015

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), Higher Education Academy (HEA), http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/home. 2013

Membership of professional bodies:

Associateship (CText ATI) from The Textile Institute, The Textile Institute, http://www.texi.org/QualificationsInfo.asp. 2015

The Textile Institute Membership, The Textile Institute, http://www.texi.org/. 2014

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), Higher Education Academy (HEA), http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/home. 2013

AOI Membership, Association of Illustrators, http://www.theaoi.com/.

Teaching qualification:

Postgraduate Certificate in Education. 2003

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