Julia Fryer

Julia Fryer

IllustratorSwindon, United Kingdom
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Julia Fryer

Julia Fryer

IllustratorSwindon, United Kingdom
About me
I've been working as a freelance Illustrator and Designer for many years. Though most of my work has been focused on the Illustration side, I have lately been working on more designed based jobs. Any questions, please ask.
  • HMS Pinafore Poster Design
    HMS Pinafore Poster DesignI was very pleased to hear that local theater group Swindon Gilbert and Sullivan Society had come back after Covid with a new production in mind - and that they once again asked me to work on their posters and banners. This time they chose a short and simple show, a story of a lass who loves a sailor - but is tempted by the powerful and stupid Sir Joseph Porter (KCB). The director asked for something that reflected this story - and no boats! After a bit of fiddling, I came up with this design.
  • Art Nouveau - Shop Poster
    Art Nouveau - Shop PosterThis is a design for a Christmas Poster for a new boutique which was opening up. There were a lot of details which the client wanted me to include, and it was challenging fitting them all in. Great fun!
  • The Black Cat Sleeps
    The Black Cat SleepsI've been looking into Art Nouveau lately for another project, and one of my favorites was the 'Le Chat Noir' (or 'The Black Cat' ) Poster by Theophile Steinlen. When I found a photo of my own black cat sleeping on a curtain, I thought it might be fun to try out his style. Verdict: Fun to do, but Steinlen did it better. Look him up if you have time
  • Gabriel
    GabrielHaving completed a similar project based on cats and dogs, I decided to develop my skills on my sister's cat Gabriel. He is shown on his favorite blanket. Pen and ink, finished off in Corel Painter
  • Emily and the Lost Puppy
    Emily and the Lost PuppyThis project, completed in 2019, was especially interesting for me as I designed the layout as well as working on the illustrations. It was great fun to move into a slightly different area to my normal illustration work, and the first time I used Affinity Publisher for design work. Jan 2021 Update: I have been asked to make a few changes to the artwork. I added a brand new character, painting her in waterolour and then photoshoped her into the original artwork. I've attached one of the new pa
  • Emily and the Pet Potato Illustrations
    Emily and the Pet Potato IllustrationsThis was another collaboration with a self publishing client. the story centres around Emily and the kind, but roudy potato she is given as a birthday present. From my point of view, it was a great opportunity to get some real character in something as solidly inanimate as a potato!
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Work history
    Illustrator and DesignerJulia Fryer Illustration and Design
    Swindon, United KingdomFreelance
    I work on a variety of freelance projects , from Illustrating children's books to designing logos
  • Affinity Suite
  • Corelpainter
  • Illustration
  • Design
  • Drawing
  • Paint Shop
  • Painting
  • Painting Illustration
  • Watercolour Illustration
    2:2 BA Hons illustration Swansea Institute
     - Singleton Park, Sketty, Swansea SA2 8PP, UK
    I studied Illustration and Design in a three year BA course.