Kitty Turner
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Kitty Turner

IllustratorPortsmouth, United Kingdom
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Kitty Turner

IllustratorPortsmouth, United Kingdom
About me
Kitty Turner is a multidisciplinary artist with skills in illustration, design, animation and model making. She loves working across a variety of traditional and digital mediums as well as exploring new methods of creativity. Since graduating with a degree in Illustration, she has been working as a book cover designer with Bookollective as well as producing freelance work and running her online shop. Some notable projects include designing commissions for the University of Portsmouth and creating Drawn to Light, a stop motion animated short film, which has been selected for multiple film festivals.
Projects
  • Drawn to Light | Kitty Turner
    Drawn to Light | Kitty TurnerDrawn to Light is a stop motion animated short film. The story revolves around a small moth who is unhappy with the chaotic and dangerous life of being addicted to artificial light. After an intriguing discovery, the moth sets off on a journey to break away from the crowd and find happiness. This is my final graduate project for Illustration BA (hons) at the University of Portsmouth. I combined my various skills including illustration, model making, animation, printmaking and photography. I st
  • Discover Portsmouth | Kitty Turner
    Discover Portsmouth | Kitty TurnerA commissioned interactive map for the University of Portsmouth's International Office. The map has a red filter that allows the user to discover Portsmouth. This allows people who do not know Portsmouth, to explore it, and learn about the historical, natural and contemporary elements the city has to offer. The map has screen printed board covers and a belly band, with an A3 risograph map inside. It was designed to be as environmentally friendly as possible, using soy based inks and hand printed
  • Crow Model | Kitty Turner
    Crow Model | Kitty TurnerA 3D crow model based on my own character. It has a posable wire armature which allows it to be animated and moved. I have also created some short animations showing its personality.
  • Penguin Student Design Award- The Night Manager | Kitty Turner
    Penguin Student Design Award- The Night Manager | Kitty TurnerMy entry for the Adult Fiction category of the Penguin Student Design Award. The chosen book was The Night Manager by John le Carré. My design aimed to incorporate the two main themes of the book- wealth and weapons. I decided to use a refined colour theme of dark blue and gold which reflects the wealth and darkness of the story. I have created an intricate pattern consisting of objects that represent the complex world of wealth and weapons. They are also positioned in a circle surrounding 'Th
  • Graduate Show Competition Entry | Kitty Turner
    Graduate Show Competition Entry | Kitty TurnerMy submission for The University of Portsmouth's 2020 Graduate Show. This is a colourful, illustrated design, that revolves around the idea of creativity bursting from the university. The bright colours, inspired by the University branding, represents the diversity of people and disciplines within the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries. It has lots of colours and shapes to reflect the creative energy bursting from the university. The shapes are also positioned in outwards directions to
  • Wolf Model | Kitty Turner
    Wolf Model | Kitty TurnerI created my own wolf character inspired by 'Little Red Cap' by the Brothers Grimm. I began by creating lots of sketches and clay models which eventually led to the creation of my menacing, hungry wolf character. I then created a 3D model which could be used as a stop motion puppet.
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Projects credited in
  • Re:Human
    Re:HumanMy FMP animation from my graduating year from the Illustration course at the University of Portsmouth.
  • University of Portsmouth, BA(Hons) Illustration
    University of Portsmouth, BA(Hons) IllustrationThis year we celebrate not only the creative practice of our 2020 graduates but also the commitment, tenacity and professionalism that enabled them to respond with such positivity to the global pandemic and the challenges it brought. The course encourages students to consider the role and responsibility of an illustrator, with reference to authorial practice and social issues; the emphasis on research informs the content and specialism of their visual practice. The work of our graduates empl
  • Graduate Show 2020
    Graduate Show 2020This year we celebrate not only the creative practice of our 2020 graduates but also the commitment, tenacity and professionalism that enabled them to respond with such positivity to the global pandemic and the challenges it brought. The course encourages students to consider the role and responsibility of an illustrator, with reference to authorial practice and social issues; the emphasis on research informs the content and specialism of their visual practice. The work of our graduates empl
Work history
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    Book Cover DesignerBookollective
    Portsmouth, United KingdomFreelance
    I am currently working as a Freelance Book Cover Designer with Bookollective. I have created covers for books across a variety of genres including Mental Health & Wellbeing, Education and Romance.
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    Front of HouseAspex Gallery
     - Portsmouth, United KingdomInternship
    A voluntary position at Aspex Gallery with a range of responsibilities including: - Design and illustration projects for the gallery. This includes material for use on social media, within the gallery and at events such as posters, graphics, children’s activity sheets and booklets. - Front of House Position - Dealing with visitors, sales, admin and event information. - Insight into how a gallery is run - learning about the exhibits, events and working with artists.
Skills
  • Model Making
  • Illustration
  • Animation
  • Printmaking
  • Graphic Design
  • Stop Motion
  • Photography
Education
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    University of Portsmouth logo
    Illustration BA (hons) University of Portsmouth
     - Portsmouth, United Kingdom
    During my Illustration degree, I have covered a wide range of creative areas. This includes Illustration, Printmaking, Animation, Artist Books, Design and Model Making.