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  • LevelSenior
  • LocationManchester, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsIllustrator - Graphic Designer

About me

Since completing my Bachelors degree in 2012, I'd been playing drums in a full-time band and practicing my design work in my free time. Rehearsing, song writing and playing shows all over the world has not only helped build my confidence and teamwork skills but has taught me how to manage myself and others. However, I felt a need to move on at the end of last year in an effort to start a career in something I had studied. I returned to education in September 2016 to complete a Masters Degree in Illustration. My main reasons for this were to broaden my ways of working as I was finding them restrictive. Once graduated, I aim to be working full-time in the design industry.

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Skills

  • Illustration
  • Comic Book
  • Graphic Design
  • Editorial Layout
  • Design Layout
  • Adobe Photoshop/indesign/illustrator
  • Scanning
  • Experimental Design
  • 2D Animation

Work history

Currently

Illustrator

Self Employed

Jan 2013
  • Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Working freelance for myself, taking commissions off various clients as well as creating my own work to develop my own practice.

2013

2D Drawn Animation Layout Artist

SkyDryer

Jan 2012 - Jan 2013
  • Freelance
  • Creating short 2D animations with an design partner to be shown at potential investor meetings. My role was as the illustrator, drawing all backgrounds for the pieces as well as drawing individual frames for character animations etc.

Education

Currently

MA - Illustration

Manchester Metropolitan University

Sep 2016
  • Manchester, United Kingdom
  • 1 Year Full-Time course ending in September 2017.

2012

BA (Honours) - Graphic Design (Illustration)

Sheffield Hallam University

Sep 2009 - Jul 2012
  • Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • 3 Year Full-Time course specialising in Illustration in the 3rd year. Result: 2:1 Won "Brightest Spark" - best work on course and chosen to exhibit our animation at D&AD in London.

Awards

2012

Brightest Spark

Sheffield Hallam University

  • Best work in the year group awarded by Ian Anderson (founder of The Design Republic) and chosen to exhibit at D&AD in London.