Vanessa Brady OBE received an honorary degree titled Doctor of Design from Southampton Solent University today, in recognition of her contribution to the industry. During its annual graduation ceremonies, Southampton Solent University awards honorary degrees to academics and industry professionals who have made an outstanding contribution in their field of expertise.

On receiving her award, Vanessa says: “I am thrilled to be honoured as an industry representative. The fulfillment that education provides is experienced throughout the lifetime of a career, especially in the realm of the arts.

"It all starts with an idea and the solution to a problem and then the measured process of how to achieve the solution before aspiring to inspire and improve well-being by aesthetics. This journey is life-long and never ending.”