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ABOUT MIRIAM

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 storytelling. 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.

In September 2017 I decided to take the plunge and return to education to further my professional practice. I will complete a Masters in Children's Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art (ARU) in 2020.

EXPERIENCE

2006 - present

Illustrator  

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 

Workshop Facilitator 

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

SKILLS

  • Proficient in the use of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Final Cut ProX

  • Filming and editing skills and experience.

EDUCATION

  • 2007- 2008 PGCE (5-11yrs) PRIMARY with MASTER CREDITS

  • 2003- 2006 ILLUSTRATION BA (Hons)

INTERESTS

  • Graphic novels

  • Listening to podcasts: Radiolab, This American Life, Invisibilia

  • Independent cinema

  • Arts and crafts