Michael Ferns
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Michael Ferns

IllustratorJersey
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Michael Ferns
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Michael Ferns

IllustratorJersey
About me
​I am a designer and freelance illustrator from the island of Jersey who graduated at the University of Plymouth. My artistic interests are mostly historical and landscape based but am aiming to expand my skills towards graphic design as well. I have been volunteering for Jersey Heritage including illustrating two successful books - 'Battle of Jersey' and 'Jersey Heritage and Culture Maps'. I have also had a variety of commissions from Christmas cards and Tea towels to bus posters.
Projects
  • iPad and Procreate Experiments
    iPad and Procreate ExperimentsA series of illustrations I worked on using Procreate via my newly purchased iPad. Took awhile to get used to it but I feel more confident and am happy with what I have done.
  • #MOObriefs #Wowfromhome
    #MOObriefs #WowfromhomeI have decided to part in the moo briefs competition which Moo has set. It is basically to create a business card of what you were doing at home during lockdown. I was still going out to work as it was essential but I have been really productive during my time off and whilst isolating at home. As illustration is my passion and is what I’m working on as a career - I thought it would be good to enhance my new logo. So from the theme of finding light at the end of the tunnel...I kept to the theme o
  • Light at the end of the tunnel 2020
    Light at the end of the tunnel 2020An illustration I donated to BookBlock as part of their #postivepost campaign where funding from buying and sending the postcards goes to the NHS.
  • Potting Shed Work Placement 2019
    Potting Shed Work Placement 2019A work experience placement with the Potting Shed. Learning about the different aspects of Graphic Design. Did a series of mock projects using all the Adobe softwares.
  • Tug of War Book Illustrations 2020
    Tug of War Book Illustrations 2020An illustrated book project for up and coming author Simon Archer. It is a fictional story about a heroic young boy set in Jersey during the German Occupation in the early 1940s. Aimed for older children/younger teenagers. Currently in the process of finding a publisher.
  • Vector Resources Christmas Card Commission 2019
    Vector Resources Christmas Card Commission 2019A illustrated Christmas Card I designed for Vector Resources.
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Work history
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    Sales AssistantAnderson Ltd
    JerseyFull Time
    - Serving customers, directing them to the right product whilst also giving advice - Using the till for payments and refunds also booking customers with accounts - Topping up stock and putting away deliveries - Mixing paints and cutting keys using our specialised facilities
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    Volunteer WorkJersey Heritage
    JerseyInternship
    - General assistance to Heritage Staff - Illustrations for Battle of Jersey book - Completed a Heritage and Culture Map guide book which is now is in public use for Jersey Heritage.
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Skills
  • Illustration
  • Art
  • Design
  • Photoshop
  • Indesign
  • Abobe Illustrator
  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Pen Illustration
Education
    University of Plymouth logo
    University of Plymouth logo
    BA (Hons) Design: IllustrationUniversity of Plymouth
     - Plymouth, United Kingdom
    Studied about all the different aspects of design and illustration from Adobe softwares and digital work to all the traditional techniques of printing and drawing. We learnt how to promote ourselves and how to work in the industry.
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    BTEC National Diploma Art DesignHighlands College
     - Jersey
    Learning different aspects of Art and Design ranging from drawing, painting, print, mixed media to digital work. Given a variety of briefs and projects to follow.