It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of our colleague and friend Jo Hodges. 

Jo began her 15 years at UAL as lecturer in advertising on BA (Hons) Graphic Design from 2002–2007, arriving to teach first years in partnership with Yann Jones. In Yann’s words Jo was “a force of nature – kinetically smart, outrageous, hilarious”. Together, as former Course Leader Alan Baines recalls, Yann and Jo represented “a fantastic breath of fresh air”.

In 2007, she joined London College of Communication, subsequently becoming Course Leader of BA Advertising and more recently Creative Practice Director for Communications and Media. A tribute was paid to Jo by colleagues at the LCC graduation as well as publishing a series of remembrances.

Catherine Dixon, Stage 3 Leader on BA Graphic Design pays tribute to Jo: “Such a big character and a truly lovely person. Her CSM colleagues and alumni share fond memories of her inspiring teaching and joyous approach to learning. For those who had the privilege of knowing her she was an unforgettable star.”

The invite below is open to staff, students and anyone who knew Jo and wants to pay their respects.