Charmaine Mcdonough


About me

I am a soon-to-be graduate, currently completing my Masters degree in illustration. I am seeking an entry level role in the publishing industry due to my long standing, and ever increasing, desire to work with children’s books. During my degree I have developed an excellent eye for detail as a result of the intensive research and practical tasks that were required. This means that I am no stranger to working under pressure, with multiple tasks being completed simultaneously. I have worked in both the retail and childcare sectors whilst studying but it is the publishing industry in which I feel my skills will be best utilised. I am looking for a challenging and fast-paced environment where I can use my creative knowledge and develop my professional career.

Locked Pro Plan feature


  • Adobe Indesign/illustrator/photoshop
  • Children Illustration
  • Sketching and Drawing
  • Microsoft Word
  • 3D Modeling
  • Illustration
  • Book Binding
  • Paper Engineering

Work history


Art Student


Jun 2015 - Jun 2015
  • Bradford, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • I was offered a two week placement in the creative studios of Hallmark Cards near Leeds. I worked on a range of projects both in a team and through independent inquiry. I researched trends, applied design and experimentation before presenting my final outcomes to the senior staff. I felt very much at home in the buzzing, creative studio.


Student Ambassador

Plymouth College of Art

Jan 2013 - Jun 2015
  • Plymouth, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • As an ambassador for the Art College, I assisted with gallery events as well as other events held by the college, developing essential social skills and improving my interpersonal skills. The role also included assisting with the Young Arts Club programme which meant I was able to offer technical expertise in many creative areas whilst maintaining excellent levels of care for children from 3-16 years.



MA illustration

Plymouth College of Art

Oct 2016
  • Plymouth, United Kingdom
  • One year, full time course exploring my authorial self in a professional capacity. This year has provided me with an excellent eye for detail as a result of the intensive research and technical tasks that i undertook. I have been able to explore my love of illustration, model making and book; merging them together to establish a creative identity for myself.


BA (hons) Illustration

Plymouth College of Art

Sep 2012 - Jul 2015
  • Plymouth, United Kingdom
  • Three years undergraduate degree undertaken to further my knowledge and skill set in illustration. During this course i discovered a love for children's books, creative research and book binding. During the course i was lucky enough to be offered a work placement at a prestigious greetings card company which was an eye opening experience into the workings of a large creative studio.