MICHAEL CHIBUEZE
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MICHAEL CHIBUEZE

Illustrator/ Male modelLondon, United Kingdom
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MICHAEL CHIBUEZE
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MICHAEL CHIBUEZE

Illustrator/ Male modelLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Motivated Illustrator with 22 years of progressive experience in the illustration industry. Offering expertise in Photoshop and ProCreate, with aptitude in character design. An energetic self-starter and team builder able to navigate high-stress situations and achieve goals on time and under budget. Confident Fashion and Runway Model bringing 2 years of experience in advertising, promotional modeling, and high fashion work. Able to take direction from designers and maintain composure in high-pressure environments.
Projects credited in
  • Pleasure People
    Pleasure People30 Minute BBC Radio Comedy. Meet the workers and shirkers at Scanty Bay Pleasure Park, as we join new recruit Maddie on the first day of her summer job. It’s a big day for the park, as they prepare for a visit from Scanty’s newly elected MP and the grand reopening of the log flume. Starring Gwyneth Keyworth, Owen Teale, Mali Ann Rees and Tomos Vaughan-Williams, with a special guest appearance from John Owen-Jones. Pleasure People is written by Martin Cannon & Cam Davies. The Script Editor is
  • BBC Newsbeat Documentary - My Tumour Made Me Trendy
    BBC Newsbeat Documentary - My Tumour Made Me TrendyFashion influencer Arooj Aftab's style is baggy fashion. She's thriving in an industry where looks are key - but she's hiding something under her clothes. The 23-year-old fashion blogger was nominated for a prestigious Cosmo award – she’s known for her menswear look – what her followers don’t know though is her baggy look isn't just about fashion. As she reveals on camera for the first time – it’s to hide her neurofibromatosis tumours. Around 26, 000 people in the UK have the genetic condition
  • BBC Mix
    BBC MixA solution to today's entertainment overload Created for the D&AD New Blood Competition and received a Wood pencil
  • BBC: Black to Life
    BBC: Black to LifeScript writer for BBC Alternative history online short film
  • Overcoming Sexual Harassment in the Barbershop (BBC)
    Overcoming Sexual Harassment in the Barbershop (BBC)The decision for a woman to shave her hair isn’t an easy one to make. As well as having to overcome societies’ stereotypes and ideals around femininity, masculinity and sexuality, many women also have to navigate being sexually harassed in barbershops.
  • 'Hair' - Clean up animator
    'Hair' - Clean up animator'Hair' is a short film directed by Ed Smith, for which I worked as a clean up animator. Shown on BBC4 in December 2018.
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Work history
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    IllustratorWhenshespeaks
     - London, United KingdomFreelance
    • Determined which designs would look best on different social platforms. • Applied learned colour theory and lighting techniques into designs to add dimension and depth. • Produced computer-generated artwork for use Logo Re-Design. • Devised illustrations, taking into account customer specifications, company standards, and preferable colours. • Used [Software] to create custom images for use in client's marketing campaigns.
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    Fashion illustratorPcldn
     - London, United KingdomFreelance
    Worked closely with suppliers to source new, in-demand reads for a popular, ever-growing library catalogue. • Utilized [ line art] and [ blending] skills, to enhance effective, and well-defined illustrations. • Demonstrated excellent levels of photoshop knowledge to carry out illustration tasks quickly and efficiently. • Modeled the product for the company which is being used, on all social media platforms. • Upheld high standards of professionalism in high-stress environments. • Arrived early for shoots to give extra time for hair, makeup, and styling.
Skills
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Character Concept
  • Character Art
  • Character Design
  • Character Development
  • Modelling
  • Dance
Education
    The University of East London logo
    The University of East London logo
    Illustration BA (hons) The University of East London
    London, United Kingdom
Awards
    GUAP Magazine logo
    GUAP Magazine logo
    The first winner of the GUAP X DOCMARTIENS Funding competition, publish on their Instagram page.GUAP Magazine
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    Recognized by management for WhenSheSpeaks projects delivering outstanding Illustrations.Whenshespeaks
    Recognized by management for WhenSheSpeaks projects delivering outstanding Illustrations.