Rikki Hewitt

Illustrator

Level
Junior
Location
Bristol, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

  • Illustrator

About me

I am an illustrator and print maker based in Bristol, UK. My paintings, drawings and prints tend to document themed within topography and psycho geography Graphic icons and motifs taken from shapes found in our natural and urbanised environments are integral to my image making. Shapes and patterns feature heavily in my work. Brick walls, waves, flowers, rock formations, industrial equipment and religious iconography amongst other themes reoccur in different contexts throughout. My visual language swings between abstraction and graphic compositions and often pattern-rich aesthetics synonymous with European Folk Art. As a keen sketchbook-keeper my work tends to manifest from travel sketches and inconsequential drawings into collages and digital manipulations of pen and brush work. My process relies on building pictures organically. Developing shapes and motifs on paper or acetate allows imagery to be overlapped, overdrawn, scratched, erased or cut out. Themes and arcing ideas present themselves through the arranging and composing of these fragments. My work has been featured in exhibitions in both London and Bristol. I have been the finalist in international illustration competitions. And some of my collaborators include contemporary Clothing Brand 'Olive'. My prints and posters are stocked in stores in Bristol and London as well as online creative platforms such as DROOL.

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Skills

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Mixed Media
  • Design
  • Editorial
  • Illustration
  • Creative Direction
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop

Companies I’ve worked with

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    Work history

    Currently

    Illustrator

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    Jun 2012
    • Bristol, United Kingdom
    • Freelance

    Education

    2012

    BA(Hons) Illustration

    University of Westminster

    Sep 2009 - Jun 2012
    • London, United Kingdom

    2008

    B-tec Foundation Art

    University of Gloucestershire

    Sep 2007 - Jun 2008
    • Cheltenham, United Kingdom

    Awards

    2018

    Secret 7" Contributor

    Secret 7"

    • Record sleeve design selected as a cover for a 7" Primal Scream re-release. The piece was exhibited in their annual exhibition in London.

    2012

    Finalist Serco / AOI Illustration Prize

    Association of Illustrators (AOI)

    • Finalist of an international Illustration competition on the topic of 'Secret London'. Finalists had their selected works exhibited at London Transport Museum.