I have always loved drawing since I was a child. My mother was a scientist with a passion for art and children's literature, she was always bringing me new and exciting books. Illustrated books dominated most of our bookshelves. Today I retain my love for illustration and visual story telling. Since studying Illustration at Brighton University I have worked in a variety of related areas from libraries to teaching art in primary schools. I have continued to develop my own work as well as designing pieces of publicity for events and taking on a range of unique commissions.
This year I decided to take the plunge and return to education to further my professional practice. I will be starting a Masters in children's illustration at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge in September 2017. I aim to explore my passion for narrative illustration through creating stories that communicate scientific ideas in intriguing and relatable ways.
2006 - present
Blog design, CD covers, editorial, posters, murals. Clients include: Future Shorts, The Day of the Rabblement folk band, Brighton and Hove City Council, Cambridge City Council and The University of Sussex
2003 - present
Experience working on a variety of creative projects with children and young people in community settings such as libraries, community centres and schools.
2009 - 2012
Freelance Art Teacher
Providing topic based art lessons at schools for primary age children 5-11 years
- Proficient in the use of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Final Cut ProX
- Strong drawing skills
- Filming and editing skills and experience.
- 2007- 2008 PGCE (5-11yrs) PRIMARY with MASTER CREDITS
- 2003- 2006 ILLUSTRATION BA (Hons)
- Graphic novels
- Listening to podcasts: Radiolab, This American Life, Invisibilia
- Independent cinema
- Arts and crafts