Follow: @curious_tree Bio: I’ve mostly worked for creative design and print companies until going freelance. Thanks to my experience I have a good understanding of print and print ready artwork, I’ve helped create and design a variety of projects from the launch a national craft magazine to illustrating artwork sold on the Ideal World shopping channel. I’m largely self-taught and I believe this helped me as an illustrator to develop my own style. I work largely digitally these days, mostly staring at the Photoshop interface until my eyes start to go square however my pencils and watercolours are never too far away. I like to create cute, gentle, floating atmospheric imagery with an edge, blending stylised shapes with realistic texture and exaggerated physics. I like to tell a story. I’ve was awarded the 2010 e-Creative nomination for new talent in the field of illustration after my final University D&AD show. I’ve been a Lloyds TSB ‘The Art of Nurture’ Regional Finalist and had a Coroflot homepage feature.

Work Samples

  • Illustration - Children's

Work History

  • Illustrator / Designer

    • Self Employed
    • Darlington, United Kingdom
    • Dec 2012 - Present (1 year 8 months)

    Illustration, commissions, concept art, character design, picture books, editorial, cards and craft, gallery artwork, corporate branding and design.

  • Illustrator / Creative Designer

    • Kanban Crafts
    • Shipley, United Kingdom
    • Jul 2012 - Dec 2012 (5 months)

    Illustration and creative design for products printed and sold on Ideal World shopping channel, online and high street retailers; including Hobbycraft.

  • Designer / Artworker

    • MTPrint
    • Darlington, United Kingdom
    • Aug 2011 - Jul 2012 (11 months)

    Graphic design, illustration, banners, advertising, corporate branding, brochures, leaflets, digital printing and imposition. Working with clients on a variety of commercial, print and advertising based projects.

  • Illustrator / Creative Designer

    Card and Craft illustration for products sold on Ideal World shopping channel. Advertising, corporate branding, magazine layout and editorial. Co-created Debbi Moore Craft Magazine. Represented Debbi Moore Designs at the 2011 CHA L.A. Winter Show. Illustration featured in ‘Creative Cardmaking Magazine’.

Education

  • University of Northampton

    • BA Hons Degree - First Class Illustration
    • 2007 - 2010

    First Class Honours Graduate in the field of illustration. Specialised in watercolour and digital painting / rendering. 2010 e-Creative nomination for new talent in the field of illustration. Lloyds TSB ‘The Art of Nurture’ Regional Finalist.

  • Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College

    • BTEC National Diploma Foundation Studies Art & Design
    • 2006 - 2007

    Received BTEC National Diploma Foundation Studies in the field of Art & Design - passing with Distinction.

Specialties

Affiliations

represented by: astound www.thecurioustreehouse.com

Awards

e-Creative nomination for emerging talent in the field of illustration 2010. Llyods TSB 'The Art of Nuture' Regional Finalist 2010. First Class BA Hons Illustration Degree BTEC National Diploma Foundation Studies (Art and Design) with Distinction.

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