Denzel Kessie

Denzel Kessie

Illustrator & Graphic DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
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Denzel Kessie

Denzel Kessie

Illustrator & Graphic DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I’m a freelance Illustrator and Graphic Designer looking to secure in-house design work. The content I create are a reflection of my obsession with music, fashion & health but at the end of the day I just love drawing and design. During my time as a freelancer I’ve had the opportunity to work for Creative Nerds, Fila, The NHS and Nike London, the latter of which has been featured on Highsnobiety & ItsNiceThat. I was also a finalist for the Guardian Illustration Prize 2019 and I’m currently part of the Converse All Stars team.
  • Closing Down
    Closing DownShaming people for being employees Instead of business owners is stupid. If everyone's an entrepreneur then where are you gonna find staff? Exactly, your snobbiness will be your downfall.
  • Lockdown Highlights
    Lockdown HighlightsLockdown will possibly end on the 21st of June. It was a tough time but there were some highlights
  • Who Knew!
    Who Knew!On the 19th of February I was officially diagnosed with dyslexia and dyscalculia. It's pretty weird finding this out at the big age of 26 but better late then never I suppose.
  • BlackTech Broadcasts Logo
    BlackTech Broadcasts LogoLast December I was commissioned by Hype Collective to create the logo for BlackTech Broadcasts. BlackTech Broadcasts is a series of 4 virtual events made to help young black talent get into tech and progress. Its sponsors include PwC, JP Morgan, Microsoft and ARM. Hype has also partnered with Shanice Mears' Guestlist which brings a wealth of experience and insights to the project.
  • 22
    22The birth of 22. 22 is a confused little guy but his big ego lets him wear that confusion like a crown.
    BLLACK LINE PATTERNSBLLACK LINE PATTERNS, an great addition to my visual elements. These patterns will be very instrumental to my future endeavours. *Does Birdman hand rub*
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Projects credited in
  • Meet the Team: NHS Organ Donation campaign
    Meet the Team: NHS Organ Donation campaignIn frame: Denzel Kessie Shot & Edited by Melissa Cofie
  • Agency
    AgencyWe represent an amazing diverse artist roster that provides a variety of art-based services such as art and visuals for Music Projects, Book Covers, Marketing & Advertising, Murals, Brand Partnerships, and Editorial Illustrations.
  • organ donation: "Joined Up Thinking" x "NHS Blood and Transplant"
    organ donation: "Joined Up Thinking" x "NHS Blood and Transplant"with help of young black creatives, we're encouraging conversations about organ donation amongst black communities in "North London", and the "UK" at large. find out more here:
Work history
    Converse logo
    Converse logo
    Converse All StarConverse
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Being a member means I now have access to exclusive workshops, conversations and performances with the chance to collaborate with thousands of other All Stars across the globe. I'll also have extensive opportunities for mentorship, commissions and funding.
    Organ Donation Champion - Y-POD & NHSBTNHS Blood & Trans
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Being an Organ Donation Champion involves to raising awareness, dispelling myths and helping to improve attitudes about organ donation after death (or Deceased Organ Donation – DOD) using creative media production and social media platforms. This is focused particularly on the black community due to the low numbers of organ donors within that community. My role includes: 1. Support with hosting an awareness-raising event for local young adults and families from black ethnic backgrounds happening in April 2019. 2. Assisting in creating a social media campaign before and after the Organ Donation Awareness event. 3. Assisting in producing video content with the assistance of media technicians. 4. Assisting in developing creative media content and blogs for social media and wider media outlets that support the work of the Y-POD Steering Group. 5. Helping promote the event and media content using marketing platforms and own personal networks. 6. Creating promotional material to help spread the message about organ donation. 7. Creating the Y-POD logo
  • Digital Illustration
  • Vector Illustration
  • Illustration
  • Ink Drawing
  • Book Illustration
  • Editorial Illustration
  • Graphic Design
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Typography
  • Research
    BA (Hons) Graphic Design & IllustrationCambridge school of visual and performing arts
     - Cambridge, United Kingdom
    BTEC Level 3 Graphic DesignEaling, West London and Hammersmith College
     - London, United Kingdom
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