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Ms Laila Bogustova M. A.

Graphic Arts Teaching Fellow

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Ms Laila Bogustova is a Graphic Arts Teaching Fellow within University of Southampton in Dalian, China.

Laila has been dedicated to Art & Design education for more than 23 years,  has an extensive expertise of Foundation in Fine Art, Visual Communication, Motion Images. Analogues and Digital media.

She has considerable teaching experience in an international context (India, Pakistan, Mongolia and China).

Since graduating in 2003 from the MA Graphic Arts department at the Art Academy of Latvia (Riga), Laila was working as - freelance artist; in house Designer at “Riga Fashion House”; director of “Drawing Studio”; and later as  a director of foundation “St. Francis Art School” (the first private art school in Latvia).

Creative practices - national and international exhibitions of graphic art, prints and drawings.

Freelance design - book art, illustration, advertising design, corporate identity and web design.

Research interests - semiology, transcultural communication.


Master’s Degree of Art from the Art Academy of   Latvia, Riga, Latvia 2003Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Art from the Art Academy of Latvia, Riga, Latvia 1989

2017 - present

Teaching Fellow Graphic Arts University of Southampton, Winchester School of Art Dalian Campus; Dalian, China

2014 – 2017

Lecturer Visual Communication

Raffles College of Design and Commerce; Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia


Professor Assistant Communication Design

Habib University, School of Arts, Humanities & Social sciences; Karachi, Pakistan

2010 – 2013

Lecturer Visual Communication Raffles Design College; Kolkata, India

2002 – 2010

Director Foundation “St. Francis Art School”; Riga, Latvia

1996 - 2002

Director “Drawing Studio” ; Riga, Latvia

1990 – 1996

Freelance Artist Riga, Latvia



Designer “Riga Fashion House”;

Ms Laila Bogustova
Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, Park Avenue, Winchester, Hampshire. SO23 8DL United Kingdom

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