I graduated from Oxford Brookes University where I studied Fine Art. Once Graduated, I became chalet chef in Meribel for 5 months where I discovered my passion for food and travel which spurred me on to develop a career in lifestyle Magazines. After having work experience/internships at magazines such as BBC Good Food, Olive, Jamie magazine, Woman and Home and Delicious magazine throughout 2016, I worked as a prop stylist assistant and home economist attending many shoots and filming sessions. I have now started my own freelance business as an illustrator, working mainly on food illustration. After 8 months on my own I now have several illustrated columns and monthly features in delicious magazine, (UK and Australia) veggie and Great British Food magazine, as well as designing recipe websites, logos, cookbooks and illustrations for events. I am very determined, pro-active, love working with people, have an artistic flare, great organization skills and a real enthusiasm for illustration. I also have a enthusiasm for TV and media and would love to have an opportunity to expand my skills.Locked Pro Plan feature
I'm currently working for delicious magazine au, where I draw for their catch of the month column.
I design and create monthly illustrated features for great british food magazine.
I create monthly columns for veggie magazine, such as celebrity foodie loves and hates and 10 ingredients.
I design and create a monthly column (loose ends) for delicious magazine, whilst also doing occasional larger features such as their 12 page produce awards and Italian specials. I use watercolour pen and ink to create my drawings as well as photoshop and illustrator.
I designed a logo and buttons plus many other illustrations for a start up recipe website - all artwork.
My tasks include looking through papers for foodie stories/trends, researching products for the magazine and compiling mood boards working closely with the art and design team. Working to create a social media background such as Pintrest and Instagram and looking threw competitors magazines to keep on top of new trends and ideas. I work in the test kitchen trying and developing new recipes for the next issue and making sure the food is organized in the store cupboard correctly. I have also attended shoots and have developed skills to organize the smooth running of a busy studio and making sure all props are in order.
Updating recipe server online, using Indesign and excel. Working up coming features researching for new products and ingredients. Organizing a product testing for the team and writing up reviews. Attending shoots, helping out and assisting the food stylists.
I worked for Woman and Home Magazine assisting Jane Curran, prep and make food for a recipe testing. I worked closely with the food editor of Woman’s Weekly, Felicity Barnum-Bobb helping her with a feature, prepping, cooking and styling her dishes. I then helped re- write and edit some of the recipes after testing them ready for next months issues. I loved learning about all aspects of a food magazine as they cover and create material for 9 magazines
Creating features for the online magazine such as ‘Best Ever dishes’. Compiling images for Pintrest boards with appropriate photos for different recipes. I had to use Excel, Photoshop and compile data for restaurant reviews. I also worked in the test kitchens where I was given a list of recipes to work threw and adapt accordingly which I would then present to the team to test before taking the recipe to a shoot for the magazines next issue. Being organized and calm were essential requirements to working in this busy kitchen environment and working to strict time requirements.
The restaurant & venue guides, magazines, website & exhibition working in the marketing & events team. I had to be highly organized and extremely computer literate at all times. The role involved the co-ordination, administration and implementation of Square Meal and Imbibe’s program of events, which include wine tastings and award-winning exhibitions. I assisted on large events, and took full ownership of smaller projects, including the Info point at Imbibe Live, RSVPs for sessions at Imbibe Live and the some competitions. My daily duties included placing bookings, working with suppliers, obtaining quotes for budgets & managing databases as well as ensuring the smooth running of events. The role also involved supporting Square Meal’s marketing activity, including supporting campaigns, managing of marketing databases, market research, and other marketing-related initiatives.
I worked with Alice for one week in Bath, helping her re-organize her past work and in turn she showed me the day to day life of a professional illustrator, ie how she creates her work from strict briefs and tailoring different clients needs. I helped her create mood boards for her new briefs and next projects.
I have attended a food styling course at Leiths School of cookery in London on the 22nd of September 2015 for 6 weeks. I gained the knowledge on how to style food successfully for photo shoots, magazines, blogs and social media.
I studied at Oxford brooks university for 3 years studying fine art
fine art and design foundation receiving a distinction
I attended a Rudolf Steiner School at Michael Hall Forest Row where I gained, -Graded 3 A levels, A* in Art, B in English, C in History. -6 GCSE’s. -5 OCN’s (Open College Network equivalent to an AS level) in, Drama, Photography, Textiles and Fashion, World History, cookery and Music. LAMDA qualification, level 3.