Jacob Courtney

Jacob Courtney

IllustratorHarlow, United Kingdom
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Jacob Courtney

Jacob Courtney

IllustratorHarlow, United Kingdom
About me
Hi there! I'm Jacob and I am a UK based illustrator, artist and animator. I graduated from the Royal College of Art with an MA in Visual Communication: Illustration in 2021. Before this I studied for a BA at Cardiff School of Art and Design, graduating in 2017. My practice incorporates traditional and digital media, and is often informed by the everyday environments I encounter. I have created work for Breathe Magazine, London Transport Museum, The Foundling Museum, Firewords, Shelf Heroes and AWW Magazine, and my work has been featured in online magazines such as Porridge Magazine and Creative Boom.
  • Trepidation
    Trepidation'Trepidation', 04:30 mins, 2022. A short, animated film made up from pencil drawings, pen drawings and photographs, which were then edited and coloured digitally. Commissioned by London Transport Museum for the 'Contemporary Collecting: The Elizabeth Line' project. The film can be seen in its entirety at: https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/collections/projects/contemporary-collecting-elizabeth-line Featured here are a series of selected stills from the short film. The work is a creative response to
  • The Foundling Museum Illustration
    The Foundling Museum IllustrationAn illustration commissioned by The Foundling Museum, depicting a view of the building itself for the museum's shop. The illustration references some of the imagery from 'The Charterhouse', a 1748 painting by Thomas Gainsborough, which is included as part of the museum's collections.
  • Black Hole
    Black HoleA short animated film about the London Underground. This was the final outcome for my project during my final year at the Royal College of Art. The work was featured as part of the RCA 2021 online degree show. 2021.rca.ac.uk The film deals with themes of isolation, routine, and transience, and considers these themes in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic and the restrictions caused by it. The film questions and reflects on the accepted and established way we navigate and behave in these environme
Work history
    IllustratorSelf Employed
    Harlow, United KingdomFreelance
    I am currently available for freelance work and commissions.
  • Illustration
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Digital Painting
  • Animation
  • Hand Drawing
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    Royal College of Art logo
    Master of ArtsRoyal College of Art
     - London, United Kingdom
    I studied for a Master of Arts in Visual Communication: Illustration at the Royal College of Art, graduating in 2021.
    Bachelor of Arts (BA) Cardiff School of Art & Design
     - Cardiff, United Kingdom
    I studied my undergraduate degree in Illustration at Cardiff School of Art and Design, one of the schools which make up Cardiff Metropolitan University. I graduated with a First Class degree in 2017.