Miriam Amankwa

Freelance Illustrator / Portrait and Events Photographer

London, United Kingdom
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About me

Initially, I was stuck with what to pursue in life so I thought on feedback that I received from my classmates whilst undertaking my foundation diploma and took a chance... From taking the risk to switch courses from Fashion Graphics to Illustration, I had found a course that brought out the best of the skills I already had and built my propensity as a practising illustrator. Upon completing my degree at Solent University, I built professional printing techniques that I could take forward into my professional artist practice such as screen printing and bookbinding. Also, being selected for an artist in Residency outside of Europe gave me the opportunity and confidence to not only communicate with other fellow creatives from different nations but to also immerse myself in the culture and the lifestyle of Shanghai, China. This international opportunity provided me with the chance to grow within myself - both as a young woman and as a creative professional and I would be open to partaking in more artist residences to enable me to grow as a professional illustrator and artist. Since then, I secured a Graduate internship as a designer which gave me the opportunity to create outcomes to real-life briefs such as creating a poster for Cycle September and creating a brochure cover for the prospectus for the School of Art, Design and Fashion. Currently, I am looking for freelance illustration and photography opportunities as well. Thank you for taking the time to view my work. If you would like to contact me for art/illustration or photography related enquiries, information, charges and availability - please feel free to contact me via the following emails: drawescapism@gmail.com, missvisualsphotography@gmail.com. Have an awesome day and God bless

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  • Portrait Photography
  • Illustration
  • Screen Printing
  • Drawing
  • Pencil Drawing
  • Oil Painting
  • Portrait Artist
  • Events Photography
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Video Editing

Work history


Graphic Designer - Intern

Solent University

Aug 2019 - Sep 2019
  • Southampton, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Within this internship, I was assigned to support two departments within Solent University (Estates and Facilities / External Relations) involving liaising with different colleagues from across different departments to discuss potential outcomes I could create using the latest industry digital software - Procreate. During the period of my internship with Solent University, I prioritized the workload and deadlines of the creative briefs assigned to me whilst ensuring that I was working in accordance with the internal and external quality standards and benchmarks and to ensure that my created outcomes were informed by by critical feedback and generating ideas inspired by previous work created by graduates. Skills that were affirmed and developed throughout this internship were: Ability to follow a brief and demonstrate initiative Ability to produce a high standard of work Ability to work to deadlines Ability to communicate effectively with external client



UAL Level 3 Diploma in Art and Design - Foundation Studies (QCF) Field Of Study Fashion and Textiles

Ravensbourne University London

Sep 2013
  • London, United Kingdom
  • An entry-level foundation course which covered all the different fields within fashion. From the beginning, the course was fast-paced to help us anticipate and prepare ourselves for deadlines. Skills I learnt included: • The basics of Photoshop • Life drawing • Manipulating different silhouettes on a mannequin


Sep 2015 - Jul 2018
  • Southampton, United Kingdom
  • I gained industry expertise and dexterity throughout various modules over the duration of my degree including editorial illustration, screenprinting, bookbinding and life and observation drawing.



Graduate Artist Commision

Solent University