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The main focus of my freelance career has been editorial illustration. I have worked for most of the major UK daily newspapers while also working for other major editorial clients in the UK & the US such as New Scientist, The Lancet, International Herald Tribune etc. For me, editorial work is one of the great chal… Read More
The main focus of my freelance career has been editorial illustration. I have worked for most of the major UK daily newspapers while also working for other major editorial clients in the UK & the US such as New Scientist, The Lancet, International Herald Tribune etc. For me, editorial work is one of the great challenges for an illustrator. The fast turnaround and often conceptual nature of the brief can often push the illustrator to their limits but the experience can be hugely satisfying. Book cover design can be equally rewarding. Seeing my first bookcover published and on the shelf will always be one of the highlights of my career.Having graduated in 1989 from Central Saint Martins I am one of a generation of illustrators who have witnessed at first hand the seismic shift in the industry that occurred when Apple introduced computers that freelance illustrators could actually afford. With the addition of Photoshop and Illustrator the circle was complete. For me working with layers in Photoshop has allowed me to pursue ideas further than I had been able to previously. Understanding that colour, texture and composition are truly under my control has freed up more time to focus on visual problem solving. For me as an illustrator, the ‘end justifies the means’. However, always at the heart of my work has been the desire to replicate something of the craft of traditional processes such as reduction relief printmaking (both lino and wood cut). It’s really important that the digital process is not allowed to suck the life out of these beautiful processes.I now combine my freelance work with performing the role of Head of Illustration at Falmouth University......www.cargocollective.com/nigelowen www.falmouthillustration2013.wordpress.com Read Less
  • Programme Leader / Head of Illustration
    Falmouth University — Falmouth, United Kingdom
  • Head of Level One BA (Hons) Illustration
    University College Falmouth — Falmouth, United Kingdom
  • Part time Lecturer on Foundation Course
    The London College of Printing — London, United Kingdom
  • Part Time Lecturer
    Humberside University — Hull, United Kingdom
  • Lecturer
    The City Literary Institute — London, United Kingdom
  • Assistant Designer
    The National Portrait Gallery — London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance Illustrator
    Freelance — London, United Kingdom
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Member Since: Nov 6, 2012