Introducing the Impact Team

You might be wondering, who is working behind the scenes or answering your emails? We are putting some pictures to the names. If you want to know even more about their research or what else they are doing at the CFPR, then please do check-out the staff pages on the CFPR website

Karen Thompson

Karen is Conference and Event Manager at the Centre for Print Research and therefore has a key role in organising IMPACT 12. Karen will be involved in most aspects of the planning and logistics of the conference; from managing the conference and exhibition venues and reviewing your applications to participate to organising the product fair and managing delegate registration. Karen is also answering your queries via the IMPACT12 email address and will oversee the administration and production of the conference proceedings and other printed materials.

Carinna Parraman

Carinna Parraman is Chair of IMPACT and is project lead for this IMPACT 12 Conference.

She contributed to the 1st and 6th IMPACT in Bristol and has presented papers and exhibitions at many others. Since 2015, as Chair of IMPACT, she has worked with teams in China, Spain and Hong Kong to deliver different IMPACT events. 

Amber Jarrett

Amber is the Conference and Events Facilitator at the Centre for Print Research and works alongside Karen having a prevalent role in the IMPACT conference preparations. Amber maintains the IMPACT inbox, communicating with all delegates and assisting in any queries or administrative tasks needed. Updating the conference website is another of Amber’s key responsibilities along with collating all exhibitor’s information and work to be shown on the publication and website. 

Andy Johnson

Andy Johnson has worked in the professional imaging sector for over thirty five years, specialising in photographic, video and print. His experience includes working in account development, account management, product management, business development, marketing and service delivery, Advising companies on bespoke solutions for digital image capture, print, colour management and lighting, into the cultural heritage, education and commercial sectors throughout therUK and Europe.

As CFPR’s Senior business development manager, he is currently interested in developing opportunities for the CFPR in collaboration, KTP’s or prototype development with companies ranging from small SMEs to multinational organisations as well as academia, throughout the UK. Andy will be overseeing the live steaming of talks for our virtual audience, during the impact conference.

Laura Clarke Oaten

Laura joined the Centre for Print Research as part of Expanding Excellence in England (E3) fund in November 2019, as Research Technician in Print Technologies following a previous position at City and Guilds of London Art School where she was Tutor of Traditional Print for 8 years. During IMPACT Laura will be helping out and overseeing the workshops taking place.

Laura is also a visual artist, collaborative printmaker and curator as part of the Rented by the Hour collaborative. Laura has worked as an Artist’s Assistant with Prof Marilene Oliver and Kate MccGwire, and editioned prints for many artists including Cathie Pilkington, Grayson Perry, Mark Hampson, Guler Ates and Tamsin Relly.
Laura’s work has been shown at many national and international exhibitions and film festivals including the London Original Print Fair, Royal Academy Summer Show, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Brighton Fringe Festival, London Short Film Festival, the Young Artists Moscow Biennale, Cob Gallery, London and the Smokehouse Gallery among others.

Laura was awarded the Alf Dunn Prize and Augustus Martin Prize for her graduating work during her MA at the Royal College of Art in 2010. She also received the William Barry Scholarship in 2008/2009, the Lumb’s Educational Foundation Award in 2008/2009, the Fred and Pat Tuckman Award in 2008/2009 and the Alfred Foster Settlement in 2008/2009. From 2012 – 2015 Laura was awarded a Fellowship at the Royal Academy Schools.

Harrie Fuller

Harrie fuller is an artist and printmaker who focuses on creating bold imagery with a particular interest in alternative methods of reproducing colour and tone. Harrie’s work spans a variety of disciplines including screen-print, lithography, Woodburytype, drawing and analogue photography. Play and experimentation are at the forefront of her process-heavy practice, she enjoys pushing materials and ideas until they develop new narratives and meaning. Collaboration is important in Harrie’s work, she enjoys exchanging conversations, ideas, and skills to create enticing prints, sculptures, textiles, and photography. Harrie completed a BA in fine art at UWE Bristol and now works at the CFPR as Dr Susanne Klein’s Trainee Print Technician. She helps to facilitate practical aspects of the ESPRC funded Woodbury and Lippmann project. The work focuses on reimaging traditional print techniques, with a key interest in investigating tone and structural colour. Harrie is also studying a print technician apprenticeship with the British Printing Industries Foundation. Harrie will be helping and assisting with the workshops taking place at the IMPACT conference.

Sofie Boons

Sofie Boons is the Crafts Council Research Fellow and Research Associate at CFPR where she is currently completing a PhD investigating the design implications, possibilities, and limits of utilising man-made crystals in the development of jewellery designs. As an award winning self-proclaimed Alchemical jeweller her work has been shown globally at a range of galleries/exhibitions, and pieces have been included in permanent collections. Prior to joining UWE she worked at the British Academy of Jewellery in the role of Head of Academy carrying responsibility for the overall strategic direction, leadership and management of the educational institution. For the Impact conference, and building on her experience of co-organising the experimental ‘Touch: Reflections on Making’ online Symposium in collaboration with the Crafts Council, Sofie is responsible for the organisation of the online platforms and offering, with the aim of crafting a unique online experience for remote participants in collaboration with the illustrator Simon Tozer.

Lizzie Field

Lizzie Field is Editions Coordinator and Operations Officer at the CFPR. For IMPACT 12 Lizzie provides support to our resident artists and keynote speakers, helps to keep the IMPACT website looking good, and coordinates our communications & social media.

Ellie Rose

Ellie is one of CFPR’s summer interns and is using her experience in printmaking, illustration and hospitality to assist with IMPACT preparations. For IMPACT 12 Ellie has been supporting artists in residence – art collective State of Print and artist Rodrigo Arteaga – in their IMPACT preparations and workshops, IMPACT printing preparation and assisting with IMPACT visual designing, such as t-shirts and badge designing.

Rebecca Edery

Rebecca Edery is a Graphic Design Facilitator at the Centre for Print Research, UWE. She is a recent graduate of Fine Art and facilitates Textworks, a UWE funded art-writing research project. At CFPR, she is responsible for designing digital content for the IMPACT 12 conference and assisting with the IMPACT Printmaking Journal.

Frank Menger

Frank Menger is Research Fellow at the Centre for Print Research as well as Senior Lecturer in Foundation Studies in the School of Art, Media and Design at UWE, specialising in historical photographic processes and photomechanical printmaking. For IMPACT12, he facilitates the workshop demonstrations and provides audio-visual support during the conference. He has also been tasked to photographically record IMPACT12, so you can spot him behind a camera during the event!