I’ve been an artist since I can remember. The first indicator of slight creative prowess; the time I coloured in the families TV with black crayons at 3, expressing abstract postmodernism, and decorated the living rooms cream couch reminiscent of Jackson Pollock. Now at 21, two large fine art tattoos and a dramatic hair cut later, I’ve earned a BA degree in games design and art, harnessing my artistic skill to branch into more design focused work. I’ve explored various different artist avenues, adopting digital art as one of my primary mediums. From my artistic exploration, i’ve been able to pull back some of my tendencies for realism and explore avenues which focus more in illustration as opposed to fine art. Alongside my degree work, i’ve provided art for the Wessex scene magazine, students personal brands and dissertation publications, allowing me to embrace other people's briefs with enthusiasm and passion. The main takeaway from the course; an enhanced love of research and exploration, stemming from a love of psychology and natural curiosity (read: nosiness and annoying, random questioning)Locked Pro Plan feature
I’m currently working part-time as an intern for an ever-evolving new art network, running their Twitter and LinkedIn as well as getting Involved in other aspects of the company. I’m responsible for the content and copywriting, encouraging sign-ups to the company, providing interesting art-related tweets and engaging with other companies and well as organisations.
I’ve contributed to my university magazine, learning to engage fully with pre-set briefs and deliver visual content that enhances the text.
Through working in retail I’ve learnt how to positively engage with customers and fulfil their needs whilst benefiting the company. Personally, I love being able to have one to one interactions with different people, helping them find exactly what they want whilst boosting their confidence.
Throughout my degree I implored a research-heavy approach to my design, collecting and collating information to inform briefs. In my FMP I acted as creative director, illustrator, researcher and conceptual designer.
I’ve been able to apply my interests in psychology discovered during the A-level period to my BA course. I’ve explored topics such as the nature of children’s play and how character design choices can affect player psychology, all of which were incredibly interesting.