Nicole McLaughlin

Editorial Illustrator

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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About me

I am a Glaswegian illustrator who has just graduated Illustration at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design. The main inspiration in my work is to make people smile. As an illustrator, I feel it is my mission to convey a message. I work with bold line, loose shapes and strict palettes. During my final year at university, I had the opportunity to work as the Illustration Manager for the university magazine - The Magdalen. I was awarded Designer of The Year 2020 from DUSA Media. This sparked my passion for Editorial work. I also adore working in various areas - packaging, children's book, book illustration, stationery and merchandise.

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  • Digital Artwork
  • Editorial Design
  • Children Illustration
  • Quick Learner
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Comic Art
  • Risograph Printing
  • Animal Illustration
  • Character Art
  • Illustration

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • University of Dundee

    University of Dundee

    • Design
  • D&AD New Blood Festival 2020

    D&AD New Blood Festival 2020

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    Magdalen Magazine

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      Work history


      Illustration Manager

      The Magdalen Magazine

      Jul 2019 - Apr 2020
      • Dundee, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • As illustration manager, my main role was creative director. I would create illustration descriptions based on articles submitted to the magazine. I managed the comic section, seeking out artists who I knew could work with the magazine's quick turn around. For my year placement, I also illustrated every front cover for that year and multiple articles. This job was a great way to understand working with strict deadlines and design restrictions. If anyone these were wrong it could uphold production which I never wanted to happen. Having design freedom meant I was allowed to design the article in its entirety giving me confidence with Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop. At the end of my placement I was awarded Designer of the Year 2020 by DUSA Media.



      Sep 2017 - Jun 2020
      • Dundee, United Kingdom



      DUSA MEDIA: Designer Of The Year

      Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design