Benjamin Cardwell

Benjamin Cardwell

IllustratorSheffield, United Kingdom
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Benjamin Cardwell

Benjamin Cardwell

IllustratorSheffield, United Kingdom
About me
I am recent Graduate from Sheffield Hallam University, I am an aspiring illustrator and concept designer, ready to learn and expand my craft into as many interesting projects that may come my way. I work mainly physically with prints and paints and refine my work using digital medias to then publish or sell.
  • DERP
    DERPa zine I made to help people come to terms with stress, both a informative piece and a fun one, I was trying to educate people about how minor stress builds up and can cause great mental harm, but you an cure it with empathetic laughter, sharing emotions of situations you relate to come to the realisation that life isn't that bad.
  • A trolls Tale
    A trolls TaleI was asked to illustrate a small children's book for English literature students, I worked of a script provided and developed these pages
  • PENGIUN BOOK DESIGN 'Bill Bryson a short history of nearly everything'
    PENGIUN BOOK DESIGN 'Bill Bryson a short history of nearly everything'I was asked to design some concept covers for Bill Bryson book a short history of nearly everything, the concept was to make the book look more fun than a normal non fiction book cover.
  • Techno Textiles
    Techno TextilesI was developing a repeated print pattern design to be printed on fabric. The aim to visual communicate the connection between people and technological advancements and our new need for survival on technology.
  • NHS Covid posters
    NHS Covid postersDuring the covid 19 PANDEMIC people started to not follow rules and regulations the government were placing down for peoples own protection, so after investigating into propaganda posters I developed my own series on how to behave during this change, and to promote positive behaviour and ridicule those who're risking lives for their own pleasure.
  • Holy Soaps
    Holy SoapsI was developing propaganda posters to help with moral during Covid 19 and came up with a variety of posters
Projects credited in
  • Sheffield Hallam University, BA (Hons) Illustration
    Sheffield Hallam University, BA (Hons) IllustrationThis course blends traditional skills of illustration with new developments in the field, ranging from printmaking and children’s publishing through to virtual reality and animated illustration. Students are encouraged to: Experiment with a variety of techniques and materials. Master the essential traditional, new and technological skills for a successful career. Work with tutors who are practicing illustrators who bring to the course their experience and networks. Engage with a variety of illu
  • Bill  Bryson, A Short History of Nearly Everything - Cover Redesign
    Bill Bryson, A Short History of Nearly Everything - Cover RedesignPenguin Student Design Awards 2020 cover redesign of Bill Bryson A Short History of Nearly Everything.
Work history
    bar supervisorMaida vale Sheffield
    Sheffield, United KingdomPart Time
    I was a supervisor in a bar were along with regular supervisor job roles, I was also in charge of marketing and designs for posters and menus etc, I became well versed at different ways of advetising events and bands around the city and on social media.
  • Print
  • Lino Printing
  • Calligraphy
  • Drawing
  • Painting Illustration
  • Concept art
  • Poster Design
  • Creative Thinking
  • Concept Design
  • Illustration
  • Animation
  • Life Drawing
  • Digital Advertisement
  • Screen Print
    BA (hons) IllustrationSheffield Hallam
    Sheffield, United Kingdom
    I studied illustration and graphic design for 3 years, I worked under many established designers and creators , who taught me a lot more than just the syllabus. I learned about the design world and how prepare for the future, how to approach projects and work with people who do not have design backgrounds. It was great time of exploration and personal growth.
    Art FoundationChesterfield College
     - Chesterfield, United Kingdom
    I was educated in many forms of arts and crafts studying at college, It was were I learnt that I wanted to be a illustrator and designer, I was guided from here to university to train as a illustrator
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