Esme Mackenzie

Esme Mackenzie

Freelance IllustratorTicehurst, United Kingdom
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Esme Mackenzie

Esme Mackenzie

Freelance IllustratorTicehurst, United Kingdom
About me
I’m a freelance illustrator, looking to start my career in the creative industry. My goal is to work amongst other creatives in a design studio or agency. I love creative problem solving and I am a hard worker - both in a team environment and independently. Please contact me if you know any opportunities, voluntary or job vacancies.
  • Second book cover design:
    Second book cover design:I was commissioned to illustrate the covers and inside illustrations for a series of three romantic novels set in the Caribbean
  • Map for The Bell
    Map for The BellThis was a self-initiated project I started during lockdown. In Ticehurst there is a pub and hotel called The Bell which is very close to Bewl Water. While I was working front of house at the pub, many guests would ask for recommended walking or cycling routes, but there wasn't a proper map, so I started making one and then the owner of the pub thought it was a great idea, so he commissioned me to do it. I then worked with the Creative Director, following the brand guidelines and getting the fil
  • Book cover illustration
    Book cover illustrationI have an ongoing commission for a set of three book covers, here is one, the others aren't published yet. I was so glad to be asked to continue this series with her. I have illustrated all three covers and some interior illustrations as well. For this project I had a brief to follow, so I worked together with Trudy Nixon to create the cover for her book.
  • Brighton shirt design for GFW Clothes store.
    Brighton shirt design for GFW Clothes store.I was commissioned to design multiple repeat patterns for a clothes shop in Hove. Gender Free World is a clothes shop without labels. The shirts come in different shapes and sizes, regardless of your gender. The shop is based in Hove so I designed a pattern with lots of iconic images of Brighton and Hove, including the Pavilion, the pier and seagulls.
  • A family portrait
    A family portraitI make personalised family and pet portraits, customised to the clients preference. I mostly use Procreate for my digital drawings, but I also use Affinity Designer to get the file print ready.
  • Christmas cards
    Christmas cardsI designed my own set of christmas cards, I sold some in a christmas fair and on my shop on Etsy.
Work history
    Front of HouseThe Bell inn Ticehurst
     - Ticehurst, United KingdomFull Time
  • Illustration
  • Digital Design
  • Editorial Illustration
  • Digital Illustration
  • Book Illustration
  • Print Design
  • Art
  • Drawing
  • Photography
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Travel Photography
  • Painting
  • Lino Printing
  • Detail Orientated
  • Creative Skills
    BA(Hons) IllustrationUniversity of Brighton
     - Brighton, United Kingdom
    Foundation Diploma in Art and DesignUCA Canterbury
     - Canterbury, United Kingdom