Bel Burkill

Illustrator & Surface Designer

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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About me

I am currently studying BA (Hons) Illustration at the Arts University Bournemouth. I'm a working illustrator and aspiring surface pattern designer, inspired by bold colour and form.I have a growing desire to work with abstract shape and colour, and find inspiration in my surroundings and nature, as well as from favourite working artists. I greatly enjoy the process and it inspires me further! I work in both traditional hand rendered mediums, as well as digitally, but ultimately prefer a hand printed finish. ​I regularly use social media platforms as my visual diary to document and share! insta @belburkill ​and my Etsy shop BelBurkill to showcase and sell my prints!

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  • Illustration
  • Digital Illustration
  • Print Design
  • Abobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Screen Print
  • Design Patterns
  • Colour Compositions
  • Hand Bookbinding
  • Drawing



BA (Hons) Illustration

Arts University Bournemouth

Sep 2015
  • Bournemouth, United Kingdom
  • Degree Grade Pending (on track for a 2:1), Studying BA Illustration for the last three years. Focusing on decorative illustration with interests in textile and surface design.


Foundation Diploma in Art & Design

Arts University Bournemouth

Sep 2014 - May 2015
  • Bournemouth, United Kingdom
  • Received a MERIT Level Foundation Diploma whilst studying in the Fine Art subject area, at the Arts University Bournemouth. (One year full time course)


3 A Levels ( Fine Art, Product Design, Mathematics (with Mechanics Modules))

Alcester Grammar School

Sep 2012 - Jun 2014
  • United Kingdom
  • Received three A Levels and one AS Level whilst studying at Alcester Grammar School. Fine Art Grade A* Product Design Grade A Mathematics (with Mechanics) Grade D