Beginning as a contemporary illustrator

Like many artists, I struggle with the expectation of a style. I try many from colour to line art, and I still find in my third year of illustration trying to do them all. But, I personally think the way artists and illustrators should develop a style Is through practice. Drawing from photographs and lifeContinue reading “Beginning as a contemporary illustrator”

Networking – Email correspondence with Andres Lozano

Hello fellow illustrators and graphic designers and welcome to another blog. Throughout the connections course, I have interviewed quite a few illustrators and graphic designers. Andres Lozano, a Spanish illustrator living in the UK. Lozano is known for his playful and humorous illustrations, with personal style surrounding colour. Thank you Andres Lozano for this emailContinue reading “Networking – Email correspondence with Andres Lozano”

The Careers development centre

As part of the illustration connections module, our last blog focused on connecting with the careers development centre at the University of Derby. This particular blog was optional, but I decided to write my responses after the appointment. I got some very positive feedback regarding my cv and portfolio. Though there are elements that IContinue reading “The Careers development centre”

Final Pitch

So far the illustration connections course has been a very positive experience, especially working with other graphic designers and illustrators. But after weeks it has finally come to a close, where we did our group presentations. After presenting our final presentation, our group received feedback on what we could improve on and what was deemedContinue reading “Final Pitch”

Networking – Online interview with Nick Hayes

Hello, fellow illustrators and designers and welcome to another blog page. In this particular blog I will discuss and give the online interview correspondence between me and Nick Hayes. Firstly I want to thank Nick Hayes for the delightful conversation concerning his work and also for letting me interview him during a busy schedule. TheContinue reading “Networking – Online interview with Nick Hayes”

Future discussions

Hello illustrators and graphic designers and welcome to another blog. Here is an update, we have recently discussed the different ideas concerning the Joseph Wright exhibition, and how we can apply different things including colour, design and layout. We have decided to go with the Orrery idea as the main feature. Where we will includeContinue reading “Future discussions”

Email correspondence with Heather Horsley

Hello, fellow illustrators and designers and welcome to another blog. Throughout the illustration course, we are encouraged to speak to illustrators and others who work within the creative industry. Throughout the course, I have enjoyed asking illustrators different questions, about there work in practice. Which in turn, will hopefully influence my own. East Midlands illustrator,Continue reading “Email correspondence with Heather Horsley”

Design Sprint – Team Strategy

Hello illustrators and graphic designers and welcome to another blog. This morning we discussed the different elements within a creative CV. What is a creative CV? A creative cv is designed to support and showcase your creative skills, and implement areas including work experience, volunteering, commissioning and live briefs. The objective of a creative CVContinue reading “Design Sprint – Team Strategy”

Design Connections event

Throughout the connections module, we were encouraged to go to a design connections event organised by Debbie Longridge. The design connections event invited a variety of different illustrators, graphic designers and other creative design industries to the talk. Keith Cox from Block digital, Helen Day is the curator of the ‘ wonderful world of ladyContinue reading “Design Connections event”

Email correspondence with Alexandra Francis

Throughout the illustration: connections course, we were encouraged to reach out to illustrators that I have admired to connection with. As you may know I have struggled with digital illustration; asking a digital illustrator has been helpful, with understanding the importance of embracing different features within illustration and hopefully encourage me to start practicing digitalContinue reading “Email correspondence with Alexandra Francis”