Patricia Sandu

Patricia Sandu

Visual IllustratorNorwich, United Kingdom
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Patricia Sandu

Patricia Sandu

Visual IllustratorNorwich, United Kingdom
About me
I am an illustrator and designer based in Norwich, UK. I specialise in research, publishing and editorial practices. I use a blend of experimental digital and physical making processes to bring into question their relevance in terms of meaning and visual literalism within modern every day. I generate collage-like design pieces with juxtaposed maximalist qualities. I have a developed understanding of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. I am also proficient in Microsoft formatting programs, social media management, website building and business skills. I am an extraverted person and I love growing my professional and personal relationships as demonstrated in the success of my collective events and publications. I am a proactive face and voice on my local art and music scenes and regularly attend events and exhibitions. I am seeking an internship to develop and gain new skills within the Visual Merchandising, Branding or Marketing sectors. Email:
  • Portfolio of creative practice
    Portfolio of creative practiceA portfolio spanning from the beginning of my first year to the last project in year three at Norwich University of the Arts. All work relates to aspects of architecture, typography and collage experimentation.
  • Mumbai fruit market
    Mumbai fruit marketThe narrative of the composition was constructed from a plastic bag holding various important fruit that is popularly traded at markets in Mumbai. They are the top grown in the Maharashtra region. My main goal, therefore, was to create the ‘sense of place’ through composing an interesting design with a graphic modern approach that raised awareness of the popularity of the particular fruit. This was further reinforced by doing a little research into the spiritual symbol found within the Indian fl
  • How can architects learn from skateboarding as a practice?
    How can architects learn from skateboarding as a practice?Research piece exploring the relationship between the body and its space experience. This particularly focuses on the aspect of skateboarding. Exploring publication layout. Folding into one small zine also containing a poster on the reverse.
  • High Rise by J.G. Ballard
    High Rise by J.G. BallardRe-designing the front cover of High Rise- J. G. Ballard novel from 75’. Found collage together with a digital edit and typographical manipulation. The story is a prime example of how the modern social and technological landscape can alter the human psyche.
  • Barcelona Publication Portfolio
    Barcelona Publication PortfolioBarcelona’s Eixample, approved around 1859, is the work of engineer Ildefons Cerda. The city’s urban extensions are one of the most accurate representations of the nature of an industrial city. It is believed that it simply holds an outstanding design project which has been brilliantly executed. The quality of the district’s extension urban development project was an exceptional and unique take on social spaces to exist in contemporary urban planning that is cohesively introducing elements of in
  • Barcelona
    BarcelonaMy research began with my report that was based upon the question of how architectural space can effectively convey a sense of community and social cohesion among the inhabitants. Primarily, I focused on the city of Barcelona and how it’s Eixample district structure was built with the community in mind. This was the most important urban transformation in Barcelona. The main idea of Ildefons Cerda was to make urban social justice. I am exploring the design of humanitarian urbanism that would give
Projects credited in
  • Norwich University of the Arts, BA (Hons) Illustration
    Norwich University of the Arts, BA (Hons) IllustrationJungmin Kim: Fashion – Hero image from my book titled ‘Fashion’
Work history
    Gallery AssistantEast Gallery NUA
    Norwich, United KingdomInternship
    In charge of installing and deinstalling exhibitions, organising private view evenings. Coordination of daily tasks and events including artist talks/workshops.
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    Sales AssistantWhistles
     - Norwich, United KingdomFull Time
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  • 35mm Film
  • Architectual Visualisation
  • Styling
  • Illustration
  • Marketing
  • Social Media
  • Content Creation
  • Merchandising
  • Art Direction
  • Customer Experience
    BA IllustrationNorwich University of Arts
    Norwich, United Kingdom
    BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art & Design DDMThe College of West Anglia
     - Dereham, United Kingdom
    Btec Level 3 Diploma in Art and Design D* D* D*
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    Norfolk County ScholarThe College of West Anglia