Chioma Ince
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Chioma Ince

IllustratorLondon, United Kingdom
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Chioma Ince

IllustratorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Chioma Ince is an Illustrator and Workshop facilitator based in London who is interested in exploring themes of politics, identity and most importantly creating and bringing to life vibrant and playful narratives. Since graduating from The Glasgow School of Art in 2019 she worked with a number of acclaimed publishing houses such as: Bloomsbury, Andersen Press, Scholastic, Nosy Crow and Walker Books. Her passion for using art as an advocate for change has lead her to work with Fairtrade, Action for Children, NHS and Shelter. Whilst facilitating workshops with Royal Brompton Hospital, Chain of Hope, Kings College London and City Lions. She is passionate about representation, racial and social injustice, championing young people to feel empowered and celebrating black history and culture. "I want to amplify stories and experiences that resonate with me emotionally, socially and politically. I believe art is a powerful tool for change, agency, empowerment and resistance."
Projects
  • Fairtrade Fortnight
    Fairtrade FortnightThis commission was a sponsored partnership between Climate In Colour and Fairtrade for the annual Fairtrade Fortnight Event. The infographic designs explore the reality of the climate crisis for farmers."Farmers' and workers' in agricultural communities in low-income countries have contributed the least to the climate crisis – yet they are among the world’s most vulnerable."
  • Self-care without a care
    Self-care without a careSelf-care without a care is a piece commissioned by Bad Form, a print and digital literary review magazine by Black, Asian, and racialised community writers. The illustration aims to highlight the amazing literature written by black authors whilst depicting reading as an act of self-care.
  • New Start New School
    New Start New SchoolNew Start New School is a resource commission by A Space for new Year 7s starting secondary school. The illustrations provide an accurate and inclusive representation of London’s children and communities, bearing in mind representations of multiple ethnicities, faith groups and abilities. Their aim is to name key experiences and normalise some of the difficulties which should help students feel less out of their depth. The illustration were made by Chioma Ince and the resource layout designed by
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Projects credited in
  • "Now we good"
    "Now we good"This collection of poems and illustrations is a collaborative project between two sisters, Ines and Racha Bouhouche, whose respective turmoil have left a few pages crumpled. Through an intimate introspection of the self, the two sisters mirrors each other's perception of their own racialized and gendered bodies. Using creative practises as a catharsis space, imagery and words collides to make sense of the world.
Work history
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    Arts Team VolunteerRoyal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    My role at Royal Brompton Hospital includes: - Supporting the hospital in constantly thinking of ways to improve clinical environments through innovative patient, staff and visitor participatory arts activities. - Designing posters for the Staff and Patient exhibition. - Aiding in the preparation of arts and crafts workshop and the facilitation of workshops for charities such as Chain of Hope. - Dealing with important archival documents.
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    IllustratorShado Magazine
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    - Visually contributed on two magazine editorial projects. - Worked on the online content for World Book Day. - Displayed knowledge in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Typography when designing the flyer invitation for the Issue 1 ‘Changing Perspectives: Migration To Europe’ launch party. - Lead a workshop at Kings College London at a conference on dehumanisation and othering. Looking at art as an advocate for addressing issues on race and identity I presented my project The Fetishism of Black Hair, leading an interactive workshop to a group of university students from around the world. Demonstrating my leadership abilities but also my passion for finding ways to share artistic modes of expression and joy with the community. 
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Skills
  • Illustration
  • Photography
  • Design
  • Screen Printing
  • Communication Skills
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Poetry
  • Creative Writing
Education
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    BA (hon) communication designThe Glasgow School of Art
     - Glasgow, United Kingdom
    2:1 Bachelor of Arts in Communication Design (Hons)
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    University of The Arts London (UAL) logo
    University of the Arts London Art and Design Foundation DiplomaUniversity of The Arts London (UAL)
     - London, United Kingdom
    Distinction Foundation Diploma in Art & Design