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Wednesday, 13 November 2019

MA Illustration Catalogue

Hot off the press! Here's our showcase of graduating MA Illustration students.
Well done to them all - read online here...

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Alumni - Bhavisha Vadgama

We just received a wonderful update on life after Uni from Bhavisha.

Since leaving uni, I started off by doing some freelance work whilst working part time at the V&A in their Front of House dept and doing general admin work. After working there for a year, I moved to the Royal Academy of Art working in the Art Sales department as an Exhibition and Sales Manager.
I worked on about three artist group shows a year and three focusing on established Royal Academicians, alongside participating in Print fairs in London and Manchester.

Two years later, I decided I wanted to return back to the illustration industry and work closely artists, so I returned to Advocate (where I also interned between my 2nd and 3rd year at uni). I started off working as an agent and then moved up to a senior level, managing the UK territory client base.
I've worked with a number of greeting card, licensing and children's book publishers.

I have recently been appointed the company's Art Director, where I am now working with our artists to help develop their portfolios, alongside continuing to work with various clients on developing and creating different concepts and products. I also work very closely with the marketing department in putting together the content for our portfolios and marketing send-outs. I've included some pictures to show you some of the books I have worked with publishers on, as well as ranges and brands I have helped develop with a couple of my licensing clients.

Thursday, 19 September 2019

Alumni - Helen Dollie

Here is an update on MA Illustration graduate Helen Dollie, I caught up with her via Instagram.

As promised here are the photos of the book I have illustrated. It's called Own It and you can find it here (with probably a better description that I could give):

Own It!: How to boss your fears, free your voice and inspire the room

I was commissioned to do all the illustrations inside the book.

Monday, 5 August 2019

Alumni - Beth Frost

Here is an update on MA Illustration graduate Beth Frost, we caught up with her at graduation.

It was great to see you and Ros Wednesday! 
I thought I'd just send a quick update of what i'm doing now.

I'm working as a creative developer for MicroLearn https://www.microlearn.com/ where I storyboard videos and make them on Videoscribe for the new courses they're releasing. They have their own library of course but we are currently working on some bespoke work and incorporating their logos and work ethics into the videos. 
I've also learnt how to use Illustrator and Indesign really well as we make all the images for the videos in Illustrator and we are making workbooks to go with all the courses on Indesign, coming up with activities that suit each subject.The MicroLearn style is quite bright and cartoony so it's fun to make content for!
(See the screen grab below)

It started off as 6 weeks work experience through the uni and then they offered to keep me full time! I've been here for a year now and have just received my first pay rise hooray!

I've also been carrying on pet portrait commission on the side which is fun and I hope to be able to do this more in the future as I miss the traditional physical aspect of painting/drawing and i've turned my spare room into a studio at home now! I paid for a proper website to be made for this: https://bethfrost.art/ 
I have an email on there if you ever want to get in contact in the future when my uni one runs out!

Best wishes,

Friday, 14 June 2019

Bookworks on show!

A selection of the artists' books produced by second year students went on show at our degree show recently. Well done to those whose work was selected;

Katherine Duckworth, Melanie Townsend, Issac Salvage, Katherine Turner, Gavlyn Ess, Dan Leonidas, Ellis Brown, Amy Middleton and Phoebe Hoare.

To see all the books see the catalogue on Issuu

Friday, 7 June 2019

Showreel for the graduate show - sneak preview!

For a taster of the work on show at the private view this evening and all of next week see this showreel;

The Preview Evening is open to the public from 5 - 9pm this Friday, continuing into Graduate Show Week, from Monday 10 June until Friday 14 June, 10am – 4pm. Everyone is welcome and entry is free.

More information

Monday, 3 June 2019

Bookworks catalogue now live on Issuu

The Bookworks 2019 catalogue showcases artists' books produced for the Bookworks module by second year students. The catalogue can be viewed on Issuu and a selection of the books will be showing at this year's Graduate show on Friday 7th June, from 4pm.

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Meet up with MA alumni in Kenya

On May 10th I arrived in Kenya with research colleagues to do some creative work with the community around air pollution. The next day we would be doing a workshop in Mukuru. Mukuru is one of the largest informal settlements in the world and we were lugging art supplies through narrow alleys to the Wajukuu Arts Centre. Having been alerted that one of the Illustration MA alumni lives in Nairobi, I arranged to meet and Linda Kemoli spent the day with us doing a variety of creative activities with the children. It was exhausting but the enthusiasm from the kids was infectious and Linda was able to talk shop with other researchers who were active in international development. Linda makes us proud with so many important projects on the go. She is one to watch. Here is a pic of us there.

Additionally, here is a blog post that I did about the trip. I was able to do a fair bit of drawing which is included in this post. Enjoy!


Tuesday, 28 May 2019

BA Degree Show 2019

Here are the links to our 2019 graduating students' online portfolios. Either designed as blogs, websites or uploaded to shared portfolio sites! Simply click on a thumbnail to visit the site.



For graduating students from 2017 -- CLICK HERE.

For graduating students from 2017 -- CLICK HERE.

For graduating students from 2016 -- CLICK HERE.

For graduating students from 2015 -- CLICK HERE.

For graduating students from 2014 -- CLICK HERE.

For graduating students from 2013 -- CLICK HERE.

For students graduating between 2012-1998 students visit our older website here: www.illustration.port.ac.uk/IP/index.htm