Illustration, reading and publications are three passions of mine. From commissioning freelance illustrators as an agent at Folio, to feeding back my thoughts to creatives through The Association of Illustration and to even volunteering at Cancer Research. Work keeps me busy, striving to achieve new goals each day.
- Soapbox PressWelcome to Soapbox Press, an independent publishing company. I should really introduce Soapbox Press shouldn't I? Whilst working through our final year we creation a platform for the creative voice, enjoying the thought processes behind art rather than the finished product. Explore our blog, look at our publications, and see what services offered to creative practitioners, universities and creative institutes. https://soapboxpress.org.uk
- 30miles for BrainstrustThroughout November the brain cancer charity, Brainstrust, set a challenge to complete 3miles either running, rowing or riding - I chose riding! Thank you to all that donated towards this challenge!! I’m now slightly obsessed with cycling now... If you want to donate go to JustGiving.co.uk and put in 'Nicola Manuel' #charity #miles #runrowride #brainstrust #cancer #motivational #donating
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VolunteerChanging Perceptions, Meath Home
Godalming, United KingdomFreelance
Having cancer held to my heart (and brain...) I decided to help out a local charity, who specialise in Epliepsy. Changing Perceptions we like to do the stripping, sanding, painting and often re-purposing each piece to create truly inspirational one-off items that other people can take away and treasure, all over again.
Portfolio ConsultantThe Association of Illustrators
London, United KingdomFreelance
Consulting the AOI freelance illustrators members with their portfolio. Consulting their pros and cons of their portfolio, website and social media channels (in particular their Instagram accounts) and what they can do to stride and achieve more within their illustration platform. Crossing an array of styles, there’s no one style that has been seen more than once: from oil and watercolour to digital and painterly.
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- Social Media
- Artist Interviews
- Fantastic Organisation
- Computer Typing
- Creative Arts
- Abobe Indesign/photoshop/illustrator
- Portfolio Advice
- Portfolio Management
- Artist Promotion
- Artist Agent
BA(Hons) Graphic Art DesignWinchester School of Art, University of Southampton
- Winchester, United Kingdom
Studied for three years within 'Illustration and Animation', which was a pathway through 'Graphic Arts'. I spent three years of full time studying, with inspiring tutors such as Amanda Sue-Rope, Andrew Foster and Holly Wales. Graduated with a 2:1 overall.