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Abigail Daker

Abigail Daker is a freelance illustrator and artist who works from a studio in Paphos, Cyprus. Her fascination with complex and intricate subjects is complemented by an imaginative approach to briefs and the technical skills accumulated from years of drawing experience.

Abi's work is popular with clients who require panoramic cityscapes, perspective drawings, illustrated maps, book cover designs and interior illustrations, but if you have a project in mind not mentioned, then please do get in touch at art@abigaildaker.com.

Work Experience

Beach News

Illustrated Map

Various illustrations of the Paphos district were commissioned by the newspaper as part of their long term marketing campaign.
November 2010 - February 2011 Paphos, Cyprus

Digital Artist

Illustrations & Tutorials

I have written a number of illustration and art tutorials for Digital Artist Magazine, specialising in perspective tutorials and map illustrations.
October 2010 UK

Midsea Books

Illustrator

I worked freelance for Midsea and illustrated four children's books for them during this period.
October 2009 - November 2010 Malta, Cyprus

Ayii Anargyri Spa

Illustrated Map

I created an illustrated map of the Spa and the village surrounding it, showing walkways and places of interest for visitors.
June 2011 - July 2011 Miliou, Paphos,

Tsangarides Winery

Illustrations, Design, Illustrated Map

Illustrations for wine labels, website illustrations and layout, illustrated map for website.
February 2009 Lemona, Paphos,

Blujah Books

Illustration, Design, Layout

Design and Illustration for two of Rebecca J. Cunningham's books, one print and one Kindle.
October 2010 UK

Cyprus Open Studios

Graphic Design

For three years I have designed and produced all printed material for the annual Open Studios event and recently redesigned their guide book, changing it from a booklet into a large, fold out poster.
June 2009 Paphos, Cyprus

Warwick Council

Illustrations

After graduation, I decided I wanted to focus on illustration as a career; work experience at Warwick council introduced me to the rules and conventions of illustrating archaeological finds and improved my technical drawing skills.
January 2005 - September 2005 Warwickshire,

University Of Sussex

Illustrated Map

Illustrated Map of the University Campus for 50th Anniversary celebration programme.
July 2011 - July 2011 Sussex,

Skills

Cartoons, Children's Books, Drawing, InDesign, Observation, Painting, Research, Photoshop,

Published Work:

Books:

Boy on the Hill (2008, Ten to Two Children's Books)
Don't Cross the Road Holly! (Enchanted Grove Publications)
Il Kalzetta Milfuda/The Lost Sock (Midsea Books)
Nemnem & the Giant (Midsea Books)
Book of Children's Poems (Midsea Books)
Is Saltna tal Hamsin (Midsea Books)
Amelia's Anthology of Illustration (2009)
Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration (2010)
The Cause of Marlene Rose (2011, Blujah Books) Jacket design and Cover Illustration
The Mighty Pencil Vol. I (2011) Featured Illustrator.


Editorial:

Paphos News Venue/Cafe illustrations accompanying restaurant reviews. (Feb 2009 - Sept 2010)
Scoop Magazine - illustrated recipe pages (Feb 2009-September 2010)
Sketchbook Magazine - five illustrations for forthcoming 'Editors' issue.
Wolf Magazine - Illustration depicting 'birth' for debut issue.
Proxart Magazine - Illustration of the 'tweet of the week'. (2011)
Digital Artist Magazine - Tutorial on Advanced Perspective Skills (issue 14)
Digital Artist Magazine - Tutorial/Reader's Question demonstrating how to construct a curved horizon. (issue 16)
Digital Arts Magazine - Tutorial on Fashion Illustration

Design:

Cyprus Open Studios Graphic Designer (2009 - ongoing)
The Gallery Restaurant (illustrations & designs for menus, advertising, editorial pieces and branding)
The Bubble & Squeak (illustrations & designs for menus, advertising, editorial pieces and branding)
Tsangarides Winery (illustrations for Wine Label designs; website illustrations and designs.)