Joseph Sparkes

Visual Communicator

  • LevelJunior
  • LocationColchester, United Kingdom
  • AvailabilityLocked Pro Plan feature
  • ProfessionsIllustrator - Artist - Photographer


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About me

Joseph a freelance Creative, having a dabble in traditional crafts and mediums. An admirer of process, fascinated by hand-developed animation and analogue photography, and permanently intrigued by the possibilities created through collaborative investigations. Pursuing the desire to work within or develop a studio surrounded by like-minded Creatives welcoming of impromptu collaborations. Really happy to offer critique and to talk about current projects, send me a message. Current wip's; Retinette Dog Days; Untitled Animation; Sketchbook III; TALES.


  • Visual Communication
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Exhibition Curation
  • Organisational Leadership
  • Interdisciplinary Collaboration
  • Adaptability
  • Practice-led Research
  • Creative Thinking

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  • D&AD


    • Design & Creative
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    Firstsite Gallery

    • H

      Honywood School


      Work history


      Gallery Assistant

      Firstsite Gallery

      Sep 2018
      • Colchester, United Kingdom
      • Full Time


      New Blood Awards Production Assistant


      Mar 2018 - May 2018
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • A role assisting in all aspects of production; helping entrants submit their work, quality checking digital content, confidently dealing with incoming and outgoing enquiries, using Salesforse database to log and monitor entries, processing physical entry material, supporting judging events, proofing copy and collecting credits for winning work. Working within a small team to manage workloads and meet regular deadlines in the lead up to the NBA Festival.


      Workshop Coordinator

      Honywood School

      Jun 2015 - Jun 2015
      • Coggeshall, Colchester, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Coordinating a graphic-based workshop with pupils 11-14 years old. Pupils were encouraged to create, re-design and re-imagine themed words through imaginative typographic experimenting. This position required leadership skills, clear communication of instruction and ideas, understanding of individual's requirements, teaching capabilities, patience and positivity.


      Workshop Supervisor

      Honywood School

      Jun 2014 - Jun 2014
      • Coggeshall, Colchester, United Kingdom
      • Internship
      • Supervising an art-based workshop in a school for pupils 11-13 years old. The workshop looked to encourage the hands-on production of collaged artworks using images and photography captured on student's iPads; a position requiring great communication, teaching qualities, understanding of individual's requirements, patience and positivity.



      BA (hons) Illustration

      Norwich University of the arts

      Sep 2014 - Jul 2017
      • Norwich, United Kingdom
      • First Class Degree


      Art and Design Foundation Diploma

      Colchester Institute

      Aug 2013 - Jun 2014
      • Colchester, United Kingdom
      • Distinction


      Sep 2011 - Jul 2013
      • Colchester, United Kingdom
      • Fine Art (A*), Biology (B), Mathematics (C), Environmental Science (C)