Ellie Childs
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Ellie Childs

Illustrator | Graphic DesignerPeterborough, United Kingdom
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Ellie Childs
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Ellie Childs

Illustrator | Graphic DesignerPeterborough, United Kingdom
About me
Hi! I'm a recent graduate from the Northumbria University Graphic Design BA (Hons) Course. Specialising in Illustration and typography for editorial and branding work. D&AD "Ones To Watch" 2020 - https://www.dandad.org/en/d-ad-ones-to-watch-emerging-creative-talent-new-blood-advice/ Creative Review Gradwatch 2020- https://www.creativereview.co.uk/gradwatch-2020-illustrator-ellie-childs-northumbria-university/ Feel free to get in touch at: eloisechilds@yahoo.co.uk Or to see some of my work on Instagram: @ellie.childs_ Behance: https://www.behance.net/elliechilds16
Projects
  • Sneakerhead
    SneakerheadA personal project inspired by the recent Nike Space Hippie Sneaker release. Exploring texture and colour palettes.
  • Wear A Mask
    Wear A MaskAn illustration inspired by the Covid-19 crisis and how even now there are many people who ignore guidelines and do not wear a mask or do not wear it properly.
  • Exploring type and Image
    Exploring type and ImageA - E in a similar colour palette using chalk and grid textures. Produced for the 36 Days of Type 2020.
  • THE HOUSE OF PROCRASTINATION
    THE HOUSE OF PROCRASTINATIONThe House Of Procrastination is a project undertaken during the time of the Covid-19 lockdown, which thrust many people into the new experience of working from home everyday. Experiencing this first hand enabled me to see all the little things the people I lived with did as an excuse of getting out of doing work even if for only a few minutes. The characters in this story are not based on individual people but are based on characteristics and foibles we all share. There is no getting away from i
  • Together We Thrive - Bringing Stories Together (DandAD New Blood Brief)
    Together We Thrive - Bringing Stories Together (DandAD New Blood Brief)Exploring how HSBC have helped women around the world thrive together. through a graphic narrative approach from training to confidence and empowerment. Both stories meet at the centre (at the HSBC logo) to reinforce this approach of bringing stories together. This project would be viewed in an airport jetbridge setting.
  • Character & Print Design
    Character & Print DesignExperimenting with pattern and character design.
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Projects credited in
  • Northumbria University, BA (Hons) Graphic Design
    Northumbria University, BA (Hons) Graphic DesignBA (Hons) Graphic Design is a globally recognised course that sharpens creativity, develops our student’s problem solving abilities, enhances their graphic language, presentation and production skills. We provide a friendly and challenging studio environment, specifically designed to replicate the industry workplace, using critique and feedback techniques employed industry-wide. https://www.behance.net/northumbria_graphics https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/study-at-northumbria/courses/graphic-desi
  • Gateshead Jazz Festival 2020
    Gateshead Jazz Festival 2020Group project. We were briefed to create posters for the Jazz Festival at The Sage, Gateshead, that reflected the North East and Jazz. We took a traditional jazz typeface and places it alongside vibrant colours to put across that Jazz isn’t always black and white. We placed these alongside an illustration of a Jazz take on the Tyne Bridge.
Skills
  • Illustration
  • Photoshop
  • Pattern Design
  • Character Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Digital art
  • Colour Palette
  • Editorial Illustration
  • Photography
  • Mockups
Education
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    First Class Honours, BA (Hons) Graphic DesignNorthumbria University
    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
    Specialising In Illustration.
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    Ones to Watch 2020D and Ad New Blood
    Nominated by D&AD as a "Ones To Watch" in the Graphic Design and Illustration categories during the D&AD New Blood Festival 2020. https://www.dandad.org/en/d-ad-ones-to-watch-emerging-creative-talent-new-blood-advice/
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    Creative Review Gradwatch 2020Creative Review
    Chosen as 1 of 10 creative graduates to be featured in Creative Review's annual Gradwatch showcase. https://www.creativereview.co.uk/gradwatch-2020-illustrator-ellie-childs-northumbria-university/