Amber Butler
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Amber Butler

IlustratorLuton, United Kingdom
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Amber Butler

IlustratorLuton, United Kingdom
About me
Amber is an Illustrator, Artist, Activist and recent graduate from The University of Hertfordshire. Amber enjoys using her art for good, she’s resilient, compassionate and driven by justice, her most recent projects have covered Sex Worker Rights, Human Trafficking and Black Lives Matter. Amber mainly works with ink, spray paint, acrylic and pastel. She scans everything and brings it together digitally to finish. Amber also has experience with delivering Illustration workshops, she has directed and delivered her own workshop with a local learning provision called Aspire To Inspire who support young girls from the ages of 13-16, Amber also volunteers at a local woman’s charity supporting those who are being exploited. • AOI Top10 Graduates To Watch • D&AD ‘Ones To Watch’ • Arts Award Advisor • Azalea Frontline Training amberbutler.info https://www.instagram.com/amberbutler_/?hl=en
Projects
  • #Spread Kindness
    #Spread Kindnessa positive message for a difficult time <3
  • Hand-Painted Protest Banners
    Hand-Painted Protest BannersI hand-painted protest banners to take to my local Black Lives Matter protest in Luton. I did as many as I could to hand out whilst I was there.
  • Black Lives Matter x Print Club London
    Black Lives Matter x Print Club LondonI was thinking of a way to support this movement as it's something very close to my heart, As a black creative I felt it necessary to respond in the way I know best. I reached out to Print Club and they were printing things for the protest and thankfully were able to use one of my designs. These were printed as banners and fabric patches for those protesting and people were able to collect these from the studio.
  • I am Amsterdam (2020)
    I am Amsterdam (2020)My journey through Amsterdam's Red-Light District for the first time and my journey understanding the complexities of sex work. This experience was like nothing I've ever encountered before and it left me with many unanswered questions. I wanted to understand the life and experience of those working in the Red-Light District and peel back the many layers, I wanted to tell the stories of those who live this reality and share the truths of their experience. We MUST protect our women, sex workers h
  • Human Trafficking
    Human TraffickingThis is my Batsford 2020 Entry, using statement fashion and print pieces to create awareness for Human and Sex Trafficking. Telling the painful stories of others through my work hoping to create conversation on this difficult topic and encouraging others to understand the world they live in rather than being oblivious.
  • Harrods Rebrand
    Harrods RebrandIf I had the chance to collab and rebrand Harrods this is how it would look. A celebration of London, Britain and all things luxury.
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Projects credited in
  • University of Hertfordshire, BA (Hons) Graphic Design & Illustration
    University of Hertfordshire, BA (Hons) Graphic Design & IllustrationAs a course, we champion a good idea above all else. We always have and we always will. Our graduates tend to have a broad range of skills, from conceptual to technical to interpersonal. Most of them can do a bit of everything: illustrators who can develop brand strategy, graphic designers who can animate with the best of 'em, slick digital experiences, clever copy, 360° campaigns, custom type, printmaking, beautiful editorial work and powerful statements demanding change. In this most dif
Work history
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    Visiting LecturerThe University of Hertfordshire
    Hatfield, United KingdomFreelance
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    Freelance IllustratorThe Worn Out Project
    Shoreditch High St, Hackney, London, UKFreelance
    Working in collaboration with Stylist Emily Evans and Illustrator Caroline Tomlinson for The Worn Out Project.
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Skills
  • Illustration
  • Graphic Design
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Wacom Tablet
  • Life Drawing
  • Line Drawing
  • Typography
  • Hand Lettering
  • Textiles Design
  • Fashion Textiles
  • Sketch
  • Ink Drawing
  • Ink Illustration
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Spray Painting
  • Driven
  • Resilience
  • Political Art
  • Social Innovation
  • Community
  • Community Art
  • Community Building
  • Charity
  • Art Therapy
  • Art Teaching
  • Community Workshop
  • Delivering Workshops
Education
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    Illustration BA (hons) The University of Hertfordshire
     - United Kingdom
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    Foundation Diploma in Art and DesignBarnfield College
     - United Kingdom, Luton
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Awards
    D&AD New Blood Festival 2020 logo
    D&AD New Blood Festival 2020 logo
    Ones To WatchD&AD New Blood Festival 2020
    Association of Illustrators (AOI) logo
    Association of Illustrators (AOI) logo
    AOI Top 10 Graduates To WatchAssociation of Illustrators (AOI)