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I have approximately eight years of solid design work, predominantly print with a heavy emphasis on illustrated content, under my belt.

Working initially after college with the government body Environment and Heritage Service (now Northern Ireland Environment Agency), I created a large body of varied work, from i… Read More
I have approximately eight years of solid design work, predominantly print with a heavy emphasis on illustrated content, under my belt.

Working initially after college with the government body Environment and Heritage Service (now Northern Ireland Environment Agency), I created a large body of varied work, from in-house reports to press material and events roller banners and displays.

Moving to London, I gained employment with the publishing company Athena Press, this offered many challenges as my chief responsibility was designing book covers for a wide range of titles and subject matter.

I have recently worked as an Art Editor for a company Medikidz, which creates comic books for children to help explain specific medical conditions. This has been a very enriching experience as it made me focus on the dynamics and methods of comic book storytelling, which I love and also has given me the opportunity to liaise with very talented artists and help them create quality work.

Within these positions I was able to utilise my passion for illustration and where applicable smoothly integrate illustrated content within considered design work.

Illustration is my overriding passion and I am comfortable working from free hand pencils/inks to digitally altering, colouring and working with vector graphics. Also, I can change my drawing style to suit the project/subject matter; from a bright, simplified style to a more hard-edged realistic and comic book style rendering.

I feel that my past experience has brought me to a point where I can comfortably dovetail technical software knowledge and awareness of print considerations with old school drawing techniques and how to tweek that utilising modern creative software packages.

In my freelance and personal work I have created artwork and content for a multitude of outlets: magazine spreads, cover illustrations, CD album artwork and design layout, DVD design, t-shirt design, poster design, exhibition backdrops and online assets.

As a result of my experience I am comfortable developing design solutions for numerous outlets and scales. Through working across various mediums I have come to appreciate giving strong graphics room to breathe.

Freelance illustration clients include: Madame Tussauds, Orange, YCN, Popular Mechanics, Broadbean, SPG Media. Read Less
Member Since: Jun 16, 2011