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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 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.

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
  • Strong drawing skills
  • 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