Jay Taylor

Course Director and Assistant Professor in Fine Art and Illustration

Main Duties: Specialist subject lecturer


Jay Taylor graduated in 2005 with a BA (hons) Illustration degree from the University of Central Lancashire. He has since gone on to work as a freelance illustrator internationally for clients in editorial, design and advertising, publishing, music and new media. In 2009, Jay joined the Illustration degree programme at Coventry University on a part time basis whilst continuing with his freelance career.


  • Pg.Cert., Higher Education, Coventry University
  • B.A (Hons), Illustration, University of Central Lancashire
  • BTEC National Diploma, Graphic Design, Walsall College

Selected outputs:

  • Taylor, J. (2011) Illustration Group Show. Held 2011 in the Soho Gallery, London
  • Taylor, J. (2011) Group Show. Held 2011 in the Shirehall Gallery, Stafford
  • Taylor, J. (2007) Muk - We're Still Alive art collective. Held 2007 in London, UK
  • Taylor, J. (2006) New Arrivals, New Voices - Association of Illustrators. Held 2006 in the Coningsby Gallery, London
Coventry University No.1 Modern University No.1 Modern University in the Midlands
Coventry University awarded TEF GOLD Teaching Excellence Framework
University of the year shortlisted
QS Five Star Rating 2020
Coventry City of Culture 2021