From a very young age I have always enjoyed illustration and designing,
from drawing my favorite cartoon characters to designing and making a
Over the many years of mindless art classes, from fine art, art history
to life portraits, it was hard to define which aspect of design or illustration
I wanted to fall into. I asked myself many questions before making a choice
for University, but my final decision was made up as soon as I laid my
hands on an Applemac with Adobe Photoshop, and from then on I knew Graphic
Design was what I desired in my life.
Graphic Design was not an easy subject to fall into, it was an uphill
struggle because I had never practiced Graphic design previously not until
my first day on my HND Graphics course on September 21st 1999.
During my HND course, the first year was interesting and filled with many
surprises, and as I progressed further into the course I began to think
more like a Graphic Designer then an artist. This feeling was very important
me as I began to look at advertisements, company identities and all other
graphic Design related aspects differently to when I did many years previously.
During my HND course I learnt how to use Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator,
Quark Express, and Flash5, but with all this computer aided work I began
to forget my drawing techniques which needed revisiting.I completed my
HND course and moved onto a Top-up degree course in Applied Graphic Design.
This was my final year and I knew I needed 100% effort to obtain a good
grade, so I maintained to mix my Graphic Design skills as well as my illustration
skills to obtain pieces of work which had my personal
I am a very happy person and I try to portray this as much as I can in
my work including my illustrations techniques, but sometimes I contemplate
whether to use my original pen drawings or my computer aided illustrations.I
can fully use Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator, Quark Express and Flash5,
I enjoy drawing and using my illustration techniques in my design work.
I have done many pieces of Direct Mail, Corporate Identity, Interactive
Internet sites, Photography, Package Design, and Typography. The most
interesting Graphics work I enjoy is using my favorite program Flash5,
because I am able to use Animation, Illustration and Graphic techniques
produce very intresting pieces of work.
If you would
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This was a very interesting project because I had to make people aware
a disorder which was quite underrated. I decided to go a bit crazy and
insomniacs dressed up as sheep, killing sheep, because they were fed up
people telling them to count sheep. My campaign consisted of a Billboard
poster, Magazine insert and a set of 4 collectable postcards. The rest
Buckinghamshire Chilterns University: BA (Hons) Graphic Design HND Graphic
HND Graphic Design
sales, commissions and to send comments to the artist.