Laura Perks

Laura Perks

IllustratorAlrewas, Burton-on-Trent DE13, UK
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Laura Perks

Laura Perks

IllustratorAlrewas, Burton-on-Trent DE13, UK
About me
Sometimes in life fantasy becomes reality and reality becomes fantasy. Bright, quirky, reality with a twist. I love merging what IS with what CAN BE.
  • University of Derby Mural - Crumble Collective
    University of Derby Mural - Crumble CollectiveIn June 2017, Crumble Collective were approached by the University to design and complete a 20x10ft mural next to the new Chandos Pole Street Fashion and Textiles building. We were asked to create a design which reflected the local area and also their Derby students. Therefore, our mural features the rolling hills of the Derbyshire Dales, poppies in homage to fellow Derby Alumni Paul Cummins, and Derby students flying away equipped with seeds of knowledge from the University. Whilst the bulk of
  • Derby Book Festival Poem Illustrations 2018
    Derby Book Festival Poem Illustrations 2018Last year I teamed up with Derby Book Festival, Burnthebook and Crumble Collective to produce a series of illustrations based on poems written by a group of children from Bemrose School. They were then published alongside the poems in the book festival's 2018 publication "Small City Big Heart - Stories from Derby's inner city."
Work history
    Freelance Illustrator(Various)
    Alrewas, Burton-on-Trent DE13, UKFreelance
    Currently I work freelance on various commissions in and around the local area.
    Visual DesignerThe Beauty Boutique Barton
    Barton-under-Needwood, Burton-on-Trent, United KingdomFreelance
    For several years I have worked freelance on an ad hoc basis for a beauty salon in a local village. This entails the creation of branding, promotional materials, and designing and maintaining their website.
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  • Illustration
  • Character Art
  • Design
  • Concept art
  • Concept
  • Card Design
  • Print Design
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Commincation
    BA (Hons) Illustration First Class HonoursUniversity of Derby
     - Derby, United Kingdom
    During my time at university we were encouraged to become an innovative, unique, diverse, and professionally distinctive illustrator. Working in a dedicated visual communication studio, cross discipline networking was encouraged and able to thrive. Through various live-briefs we were also gifted with the ability to dive into the creative industry from the very beginning through to the end of the course. Over 3 years of study I developed a confidence to re-imagine and challenge the traditional interpretations of a brief and formed my own unique style that can grow and adapt through time as I do.
    A Levels, BTECs and GCSEsJohn Taylor High School
     - Barton-under-Needwood, Burton-on-Trent, United Kingdom
    Higher Education: BTEC Level 3 Diploma, Art & Design - Distinction*Distinction* A Level ICT - B Secondary Education: BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate, Art & Design - Distinction*, Business - Distinction Cambridge IGSCE ICT - A 9 GCSEs including Maths, English, Physics, Biology and Chemistry - A to C