Courtney Myers
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Courtney Myers

Illustrator, Concept Artist & Graphic DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
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Courtney Myers
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Courtney Myers

Illustrator, Concept Artist & Graphic DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I'm an illustrator, concept artist, and graphic designer based in London. In 2018 I graduated with a BA (Hons) degree in Illustration from the University of Plymouth. After this, I was a Brand Designer at Hamleys, and am currently an Illustrator at WildBrain Spark. I've been drawing and painting since I was old enough to hold a crayon, always inspired by the stories, characters and environments presented to me in the form of VHS tapes and theme park visits. When I'm not working, you'll find me exploring all corners of the world, be they near or far.
Projects
  • Hop Into Hamleys
    Hop Into HamleysHamleys Easter 2019 campaign
  • Have a Hamleys Christmas
    Have a Hamleys ChristmasHamleys Christmas 2019 campaign, illustrated and partially artworked by me!
  • Bright Fairy Friends Backgrounds
    Bright Fairy Friends BackgroundsBackgrounds for a toy-play series for Funrise's BFF doll line
  • April & Dinah Logo
    April & Dinah Logo
  • London Map
    London Map
  • Cable Car Bake Shop
    Cable Car Bake Shop
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Work history
    WildBrain Spark logo
    WildBrain Spark logo
    IllustratorWildBrain Spark
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    As part of WildBrain Spark's Art and Design team, my daily activities include storyboarding, background painting, character/prop/environment design, visual development and various ad hoc design tasks for YouTube based animated content - both 2D and stop-motion. This role has given me the opportunity on some great IP such as Teletubbies, Fireman Sam and Woody Woodpecker - and therefore huge clients (Mattel, Universal).
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    Brand DesignerHamleys
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    As part of Hamleys design team, I was responsible for the creation of visuals for both own-brand and branded suppliers. This applied to a wide range of platforms, including web, social, mobile, digital display, email, PR, visual merchandising and print. In collaboration with the Buying, Marketing and Franchise teams, I also regularly researched and developed fresh ideas and design directions for campaigns, including bespoke illustrations, typography, logos and applications for ATL/BTL communications targeting both B2C and B2B customers in the UK and international regions. After illustrating the 2019 Easter campaign, I was solely responsible for creating, standardising and implementing a consistent ‘Hamleys’ illustration style. On a day-to-day basis I was also: coordinating the production of promotional signage with the design team and liaising with the display team, managing internal and external print runs and approving print proofs to ensure effective and efficient delivery to stores, supporting the development of third party branded assets for key properties, licensors and licensees, producing technical print-ready packaging artwork, and ad hoc store development support.
Skills
  • Illustration
  • Digital Illustration
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Hand Lettering
  • Drawing
  • Digital Painting
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Abobe Illustrator
  • Background Design
Education
    University of Plymouth logo
    University of Plymouth logo
    BA (hons) IllustrationUniversity of Plymouth
     - Plymouth, United Kingdom
    During the course of my degree, I explored a wide variety of areas within the creative industries, such as product and packaging design, editorial, graphic design and typography. My main focus, however, was been visual development/concept art for both animation and themed entertainment design. I received the Sustainable Earth Institute Fine Art award for my work as well as the University's Dissertation Award for my extended dissertation titled "How has Walt Disney Imagineering approached the responsible representation of real world cultures within their designs?"
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    Art and Design FoundationBarton Peveril College
     - Southampton, United Kingdom
    During my foundation year on the UAL Art and Design course, I was able to experiment within the areas of textiles, three-dimensional installation, printmaking, photography, and graphic design, before focusing on my chosen specialism in illustration. My work in this year allowed me to develop an effective, intellectual-based enquiry in my studies, take part in group discussions and investigate historical and contemporary artists and designers relevant to my own work.
Awards
    University of Plymouth logo
    University of Plymouth logo
    Illustration Dissertation AwardUniversity of Plymouth
    I received this award for my extended dissertation: "How has Walt Disney Imagineering approached the responsible representation of real world cultures within their designs?" about responsible cultural representation within themed entertainment design, in which I achieved a first.
    University of Plymouth logo
    University of Plymouth logo
    Sustainable Earth Institute Fine Art AwardUniversity of Plymouth