Catherine Booth
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Catherine Booth

Freelance Illustrator & StorytellerManchester, United Kingdom
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Catherine Booth

Freelance Illustrator & StorytellerManchester, United Kingdom
About me
Illustrator and storyteller from Manchester, UK passionate about Children’s Publishing. I love working with creative people and community groups, conjuring up my own imaginative worlds, and being involved with the many amazing opportunities that come with being a freelance illustrator! I create my work using traditional materials such as coloured pencil, gouache and watercolour and am often influenced by history and costume, as well as my love for conservation and the natural world. Whilst my illustrations are bright and playful, the celebration of friendships and imagination is an important part of my practice, and my favourite projects are those that allow me to infuse the richness of history with a meaningful and heart-warming story. I also sell cards, prints and tote bags on my online shop and at Manchester Print Fair, and have facilitated enriching and inspiring workshops with Man Met Rise and primary school groups. When I’m not creating art I’m also a dance teacher and I share monthly inspirations and behind the scenes content on my blog. Graduated in 2020 with a First in BA (Hons) Illustration with Animation from The Manchester Metropolitan University Check out my portfolio, blog and shop here: https://catherineboothillustration.co.uk/ Let's work together! Drop me a line at hicatherinebooth@outlook.com
Projects
  • Year of The Tiger Surface Design
    Year of The Tiger Surface DesignIllustration to welcome in the new Lunar year. I was born during the Year of the Tiger so this illustration holds a special place in my heart. Throughout Asian culture the tiger zodiac is thought to bring protection, good fortune and strength. I've always been interested in designing and illustrating for homewares, and thought how perfect this little beastie would look as a repeat pattern! I love to create art that is not only to be enjoyed but for people to interact with on a daily basis. Desi
  • Woodland Wallpaper
    Woodland WallpaperA sweet woodland wallpaper design inspired by prickles and pumpkins
  • Marmaduke
    MarmadukeWritten and illustrated by Catherine Booth. A heart-warming children’s story inspired by the joy of dance, celebration of friendship, and the possibility of dreams coming true. Marmaduke is not like any other bird. Every morning after a cooling dip in the lake, he flies to the rooftop of the Royal Ballet School in Covent Garden and spends his days watching the dancers rehearse. His dream of performing on the stage himself is seemingly impossible, until one day when he meets a little girl who sh
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Work history
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    Freelance IllustratorCatherine Booth Illustration
    Manchester, United KingdomFreelance
    Since graduating in 2020 with a First Class Degree in Illustration from Manchester School of Art, I have been working as a freelance illustrator, specialising in children's publishing. My growing portfolio includes illustrations inspired by literature and nature, plus my own stories written for children, designs for cards, prints, and book covers. I also have experience working in a collective, curating the 2020 online degree show for Manchester School of Art, and teach drawing workshops for students and primary school groups. I also own an online shop of cards, personalised prints and tote bags, which I shall be selling at Manchester Print Fair (May 2022) and have confident knowledge in social media marketing plus Adobe packages including Photoshop and InDesign. For more information please contact me at hicatherinebooth@outlook.com Online Portfolio: https://catherineboothillustration.co.uk/ Updates and news: https://www.instagram.com/cathers_lou/ Exhibitions & Fairs : 2022 | Design: Quartet Manchester School of Art Graduate Show 2022 | Manchester Print Fair Collaborative Projects & Workshops : 2022 | Illustration workshop at Higher Lane Primary School 2021 | Online workshop for RISE at Manchester Metropolitan University 2020 | Postcard design for Post Snail Press August Collection 2020 | Sketchbook Collective interview with Cass Art 2019 | Window illustration at Market Place Studios
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    Dance TeacherA Touch of Class Dance Studio
    Bolton, United KingdomPart Time
    Since 2018 I have taught Ballroom, Latin and Freestyle dance classes to 2-17 year olds at A Touch of Class Dance Studio. My main responsibilities include teaching and choreographing routines, collaborating with staff, communicating effectively with parents and pupils, and the overall safe running of the studio. I am a consistently punctual and responsible leader, striving to be authoritative and empathetic, to help pupils feel at ease, and encourage their creative expression through dance. Duties include: - Creating routines both independently and collaboratively - Opening and closing of the building when required - Disinfecting surfaces between classes - Taking registers - Offering friendly and supportive assistance to parents/carers - Leading and training pupils in preparation for IDTA exams - Willingness to work evenings when extra rehearsals are required - Teaching lessons in-person and on Zoom, including groups and 1-1 - Involved in community events such as Bolton Hospice’s Strictly Learn to Dance
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Skills
  • Project Management
  • Digital Marketing
  • Workshop Delivery
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Workshop Facilitation
  • Creative Process
  • Teamworking
  • Communication
  • Community Art
  • Illustration
Education
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    Bachelor of Arts (BA) Manchester School of Art
     - Manchester, United Kingdom
    First in Illustration with Animation BA (Hons)
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    Foundation Diploma in Art and DesignManchester School of Art
     - Manchester, United Kingdom
    Distinction in Foundation Art and Design
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