About Me

I am creative to the core and happiest when using my imaginative skills to competently illustrate with flair, humour, style and intelligence. My work is as individual as I am but I can competently work to a brief, within given parameters.

 

Five years studying art at university has given me technical confidence to employ a huge range of media, both traditional and digital and use design related software.

 

I am a hard worker, able to focus on a given task and am open to new methods of working.

I am keen to continue learning and refining my skills.

Skills
Computer

I have in-depth knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design, Flash, Dreamweaver,

After Effects, Corel Painter, Z Brush and Microsoft Office software.

Design

I work with design mediums such as screen printing, photography (both analogue and digital), painting (oils, inks and watercolour) and drawing (both traditional and digital).

Personal

I am confident and well organised with excellent time management skills. I can work independently but am also a team player, taking both leadership and subordinate roles.

My hobbies include gaming, film, fitness and I have a clean driving licence.

Education

2008 to 2011

University for the Creative Arts
B.A (Hons) Illustration

First Class Honours

2006 to 2008

University for the Creative Arts
B. Tech National Diploma in Multi Media

Triple Distinction

2004 to 2006

Rochester Independent College
GCSEs

One A*, Five As, Two Bs

Experience

September 2014

Illustrator / Graphic Designer
Soho Theatre

Professional work experience with the creative department of the Soho Theatre in London. Duties involved producing physical and digital marketing material for active briefs.

2013 to 2014

Technical Assistant
Lambert and Foster

Produced a digital client database in Excel in addition to general administrative duties such as file management, updating records and website maintenance.

February 2013

Design Work Experience
Lightmaker

Work experience with a professional design agency which involved working on active briefs independently and as part of a team.

2012 to 2014

Artist in Residence
Anglo-Saxon CSI

Responsible for creating a range of publicity material. Including publications, posters, brochures and newsletters. Additionally maintained digital archives of all files and records and provided technical support to staff and volunteers.

October 2012

Designer
Maidstone Museums’ Foundation

Produced logo and information pack designs for publicity material and promotional purposes.

September 2012

Illustrator
Creative Connection

Engaged in order to visually document events throughout the day for numerous groups and organizations at a careers seminar at Kent County Showground.

September 2011

Illustrator
University for the Creative Arts

Requested by my former University to produce a series of promotional posters and flyers informing potential students of the Illustration degree course available at Farnham.

December 2010

Illustrated Tweets
Orange

Produced a series of quirky and humorous images for a promotional event sponsored by Orange. This involved illustrating short descriptive tweets submitted by the community.

Achievements

October 2012

Exhibitor
Bentlif Open Art Prize

All three of my submitted pieces were exhibited at the Bentlif Art Gallery in Maidstone.

June 2011

Finalist, Student Illustrator of the Year
V & A Museum

A set of my illustrations were shortlisted nationally for the Student Illustrator of the Year Award.

November 2008

Exhibitor
BAFTAS

This involved presenting a collection of my work to members of various creative industries in London. Included in this collection were interactive website designs, animations, idents and illustrated narrative books.