Bette-Belle Blanchard

Freelance Illustrator

Level
Junior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

About me

I am a multidisciplinary artist and educator living, working, and making books in London. My work explores themes of folklore, flora and fauna, and the human body and experience. I have a keen interest in creative social engagement, and my creative practice also includes working with people from a variety of different backgrounds encouraging them to make and draw, primarily in the form of zines. I co-manage a creative platform known as Loose Knees, where we facilitate and document events such as parties and workshops. I have several independently produced and published zines for sale amongst the DIY scene in South East London.

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Skills

  • Illustration
  • Animation
  • Customer Service
  • Digital Print
  • Book Arts
  • Printmaking
  • Social Media Management
  • Adobe Software
  • Workshop Facilitation
  • Workshop Design

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Frieze

    Frieze

    • Publishing
  • Moniker Art Fair

    Moniker Art Fair

    • Arts and Culture
  • Camberwell College of Arts (UAL)

    Camberwell College of Arts (UAL)

    • Education & Research
  • Another Studio

    Another Studio

    • Design

Work history

Currently

Studio Manager

Another Studio

Aug 2019
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Managing the day-to-day of a small South-East London based design studio: - Liaising with clients and and customers, with a commitment to top quality customer service at all times. - Daily reviewing and management of our resources to ensure a steady workflow. - Management of incoming and outgoing stock, including product assembly and quality control. - Assisting with design processes, conducting research, proof-reading, copywriting, photoshoot set-up and prop-making. - Working alongside our Founding Creative Director and Marketing Manager to deliver successful online marketing campaigns and materials, including creative input such as development of moving image (GIF and video) for social media and other online platforms. - Working closely with our Administration Controller to ensure our systems are efficient and up-to-date. - Overall exercising dedication to our team to ensure the business runs smoothly and successfully.

Currently

Freelance Arts Workshop Facilitator

(Various)

Nov 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Notable Clients include: Tate Britain, Camberwell College of Arts, Goldsmiths University, Grrrl Zine Fair, Art Clubbers Co-ordinating and facilitating drop-in style and group taught workshops as designed by myself and other employers. Confidently encouraging and assisting children, young people and adults through the process of zine-making, and other creative skills. Assisting with preparations before the event e.g. arrangement of materials access and preparing documents for print. Completing preparations, including social media promotion, to tight deadlines before events.

Currently

Freelance Illustrator

(Various)

Jul 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Creating brand identity, logo development, graphics for events, for social media and in print.

Currently

Feb 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Part Time
  • A project in which myself and several collaborators make and source zines to publish ourselves within the DIY scene of south east London. Maintaining a social media page with a growing following. Hosting regular events and maintaining successful business relationships with event spaces and the artists we book. Facilitating teaching workshops. Sourcing writers and artists to collaborate and publish with. Paying attention to an ever-shifting and developing scene.

2018

Event Operative Assistant

Frieze

Oct 2017 - Oct 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Joining the ops team yearly, covering Frieze Masters and London as part of a small, hard working team to ensure production runs smoothly. Guiding visitors and important guests, proving to be responsible of their valuable possessions. Distribution of publications, manual handling. Following health and safety procedures.

2019

Bar Staff, Waitress

(Various)

Oct 2017 - Aug 2019
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • The Bell (Aldgate), The White Hart (New Cross), The Tiger (Camberwell) Part of a small team running a busy bar and kitchen, specialising in craft beer and gourmet food. Providing excellent customer/table service with comprehensive product and menu knowledge, and cash handling. Handling bookings via email and telephone, maintaining a regularly updated menu. Contributing to a welcoming pub/restaurant environment. Following health and food safety regulations.

2017

Retail Operative

Smiggle

Feb 2016 - Sep 2017
  • Watford, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Began as Retail Operative, then promoted to Key Holder with cash handling responsibilities. Admin tasks such as emailing budget and line count info to head office daily, handling customer service and business with third parties (i.e deliveries) over the phone. Writing summary reports on the performance of colleagues, relaying this to HO. Merchandising and keeping company guidelines, operating tills, processing deliveries and stock management. Providing excellent customer service, which was highlighted as key priority due to Smiggle’s excellent reputation with their customer base.

2015

Events Assistant

Moniker Art Fair

Oct 2015 - Oct 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Artist liaison, de-installing and packing valuable artwork. Part of a hard working team to ensure production runs smoothly. Distributing of promotional materials and representing Moniker as a brand. Welcoming visitors and collecting their details, assisting them when needed.

Education

2018

Sep 2014 - Jul 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Awarded with First Class Honours.