Cat Finnie

Cat Finnie

Illustration and design for animationLondon, United Kingdom
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Cat Finnie

Cat Finnie

Illustration and design for animationLondon, United Kingdom
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Freelance Illustration | Design for animation | Cat Finnie is a freelance illustrator living in London, UK. She enjoys creating colourful digital illustrations and often brings in an element of the surreal since she is drawn to things that have a dreamlike quality. Her influences include René Magritte, Leonora Carrington, Remedios Varo, Jorge Luis Borges, Hilma Af Klint, Tove Jansson, Angela Carter, Haruki Murakami, Gabriel García Márquez and Ursula Le Guin. Cat loves to work on editorial illustration, magazine covers, spot illustrations, and design for animation - amongst other things.
  • How to Stay Warm for BBC Science Focus
    How to Stay Warm for BBC Science FocusIllustration for article 'How to Stay Warm', for BBC Science Focus. Just a little cosy character in a snug space. Thank you to Joe Eden for art directing!
  • The Guardian (US) - 'Horrible Hybrids': the plastic products that give recyclers nightmares
    The Guardian (US) - 'Horrible Hybrids': the plastic products that give recyclers nightmaresEditorial header illustration and set of 3 spot illustrations for The Guardian (US) on the plastic products to steer clear of, from a recycling perspective. Thank you to Juweek Adolphe for art direction!
  • Science magazine - Sundance documentaries 2020
    Science magazine - Sundance documentaries 2020Editorial illustration for Science magazine (AAAS) on selected Sundance documentaries 2020. Thank you to Christina Aycock for art direction.
  • Kiplinger Personal Finance - Emergency Funds
    Kiplinger Personal Finance - Emergency FundsEditorial illustration for Kiplinger Personal Finance Magazine on Emergency Funds - advice on what emergency funds are for and how much to save. Thankyou to Stacie Harrison for art direction.
  • Counterpoint Magazine - Sleep Issue
    Counterpoint Magazine - Sleep IssueCover illustration on the theme of Sleep for Counterpoint Magazine. I based this on the idea that sleep is related to mortality, in the sense that it's a form of oblivion and we don't know what lies on the other side of it. But it's also necessary to our lives and brings rejuvenation when we wake.
  • Editorial illustration for Longreads
    Editorial illustration for LongreadsIllustration to accompany an article on Longreads - Muscle Memory: A Case History. The article tells the story of a woman who injures her back in a pole dancing class and follows her physical recovery while also examining her relationship to her body and how it has impacted her intimate relationships. The narrator navigates a healing process in which she learns to listen to herself, work towards greater self knowledge and, in so doing, make better choices. With thanks to Katie Kosma for her help
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Work history
    Illustrator and art directorCat Finnie Ltd
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Freelance illustration and art direction - creating artwork for editorial and advertising for print and design for animation.
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     - Portsmouth, United KingdomFull Time
    Illustrator and graphic designer - creating artwork for advertising and editorial for use in print, digital and animation.
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  • Drawing
  • Digital Illustration
  • Animation Design
  • Editorial Illustration
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Illustration
  • Art Direction
  • Book Illustration
  • Graphic Design
    (BA hons) Graphic DesignNottingham Trent University
     - Nottingham, United Kingdom
    First Class degree in a broad Graphic Design course which included tutoring in illustration and motion graphics. There was a strong focus on creative thinking and putting great ideas front and center of our work.