Cofounder & Digital Professor

Sean Chiles

Sean Chiles, as Head of Northumbria University School of Design London, developed and delivered a unique Master Qualification Programme Framework for Fashion and the Creative Industries, along with Degree level fashion programmes for this international profit-making centre.

He is an academic strategist experienced in innovative programme conceptualisation, validation and delivery, and an experienced lecturer, visiting professor, and External Examiner for MA and BA programmes in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Italy, India and China.

As a divisional board member of Coats Viyella PLC, he set up and directed the first contemporary brand design studio in India delivering an
international design approach to ISO 9001 standards. He consults on executive and designer recruitment to deliver creative excellence and collections for studios around the world.
For the RSA Student Design Awards, he created the Fashion Promotions Section to represent changes in fashion education delivery, serving as a fashion judge for 13 years, for 7 years was a Marketing & Fashion judge for Graduate Fashion Week, and delivered a keynote speech “The Future of Fashion Education” at the Museum of London. Publication contributions include “Future in Progress” for the International Fashion Institute.

Sean is a graduate of St. Martin’s School of Art in London.