Ashleigh Nicole

Ashleigh Nicole

IllustratorPortsmouth, United Kingdom
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Ashleigh Nicole

Ashleigh Nicole

IllustratorPortsmouth, United Kingdom
About me
I am an illustrator and LGBT activist with experience in exhibition work, conferences, event organisation and the film industry. I have worked as an administrator in the arts sector and as an illustrator, logo designer and graphics designer for a number of projects. My work is based on history, people and narrative and I create portraits, posters, and book illustrations. My exhibit for LGBT History Month 2019 was recognised by Sue Sanders.
Projects
  • The Body Shop GWQ Instagram content
    The Body Shop GWQ Instagram content
  • Portraiture illustration
    Portraiture illustrationArt and faces
  • Illustrations- selected environments
    Illustrations- selected environmentsLandscapes and environments
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Projects credited in
  • Graduate Show 2020
    Graduate Show 2020This year we celebrate not only the creative practice of our 2020 graduates but also the commitment, tenacity and professionalism that enabled them to respond with such positivity to the global pandemic and the challenges it brought. The course encourages students to consider the role and responsibility of an illustrator, with reference to authorial practice and social issues; the emphasis on research informs the content and specialism of their visual practice. The work of our graduates empl
  • University of Portsmouth, BA(Hons) Illustration
    University of Portsmouth, BA(Hons) IllustrationThis year we celebrate not only the creative practice of our 2020 graduates but also the commitment, tenacity and professionalism that enabled them to respond with such positivity to the global pandemic and the challenges it brought. The course encourages students to consider the role and responsibility of an illustrator, with reference to authorial practice and social issues; the emphasis on research informs the content and specialism of their visual practice. The work of our graduates empl
Work history
    University of Leeds logo
    University of Leeds logo
    Conference SpeakerUniversity of Leeds
    Leeds, United KingdomFreelance
    My dissertation (2020) titled "Digestible Queer Culture; LGBT+ films in mainstream media," was awarded a 1st in my Bachelors degree. This research was selected by the University of Portsmouth to be funded and submitted to the British Conference of Undergraduate Research. I was selected and presented my research- including my own coined term 'digestible queer culture' to the conference attendees via zoom.
    The Body Shop logo
    The Body Shop logo
    Customer ConsultantThe Body Shop
    Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, UKPart Time
    I have worked with the outlet team for nearly 2 years where I have worked through a range of campaign events such as the community trade plastic event, time to care and most recently the self love campaign. Through these I have attended training pods and read information packs on the events to combine with my product knowledge to share and involve customers. I have taken part in pushing charity events such as End Youth Homelessness and The Australian Bushfires and have been a part of new product launches such as the new CBD range where I tried the products and promoted them to customers using training and social media platforms until the range reached our outlets. Working through Christmas, Black Friday and many other seasonal events I have been a part of many different launches- from new ranges, to packaging redesigning. This paired with a customer facing role has given me the insight into what makes launches successful and how to improve existing products. In this I have also used my degree when designing new displays and creating illustrations, animations and banners for the instagram page. I am also social media manager for our store tiktok page, running promotion campaigns and interactive content alongside the instagram page and main role.
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Skills
  • Portrait Painting
  • Exhibition Curation
  • Illustration
  • Poster Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Administraion
  • Book Arts
  • Book Design
  • Character Art
Education
    University of Portsmouth logo
    University of Portsmouth logo
    Illustration BA (hons) University of Portsmouth
     - Portsmouth, United Kingdom
    I studied BA Illustration at the University of Portsmouth. In my time at university I have worked a part time job alongside my degree and worked on many extra curricular roles. I have been a part of exhibitions, research projects and conferences as well as the LGBT Society committee and student volunteer at Portsmouth Pride for the University stall. These roles outside my degree have also given me the opportunity to work as an illustrator on professional projects as well as given me experience within the arts sector. I also achieved a 1st for my Dissertation on Queer Film History which was selected to be a part of the British Conference of Undergraduate Research Leeds.
Awards
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    Adobe Photoshop CertificationAdobe Certified Associate
    Certified in using Adobe Photoshop.
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    Google logo
    Google Online Marketing CourseGoogle
    As an extra qualification I took part in the Google Online Marketing course to learn how to use the services productively and efficiently to promote brands.