Monday, 31 December 2012

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Congratulations RJ

Hannah Banana Bakery recently got in contact with me through my illustration page - and I was asked to create a front and back cover for a collection of vegan recipes from top vegan bakers. It is called 'Southcoast Vegan Charity Zine'. 100% of the profits will go to a local charity Oakhaven Hospice.
It will be published and stocked in shops in the UK, Toronto, Vancouver, Sydney, Melbourne, Berlin and Iceland!

Monday, 10 December 2012

Winner! Jade Spranklen

Winner!!!! So happy to have won the 'Most Creative Award' at the Cygnett Design Competition!

Alumni - Leon Caddick

Since graduating (last year)  I've been working hard to get a multimedia studio up and running. I've learnt how to create a decent business plan including projections, and I've been viewing commercial properties. Also, I have been grooming investors and learning from accountants. Hardest thing I've ever done. I've been green lit by the Enterprise Allowance and the studio would function as an extension of what the Uni offers, but open 10 til 10, 7 days a week.
Aside from that, Ben Pinwill (ex illustration student) and I have a Bondgirl exhibition celebrating 50 years of James Bond in January.

I thought I'd send the Two Sisters collage that won the Flo & Stan competition as well. Everyone seems to like that.

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Congratulations Kevin Marsdon

Kevin has won the Graduate School Christmas Card Competition. Well done

 "Congratulations - your Christmas Card design is the winner of this year's competition. We are looking forward to using the design when we offer our festive greetings to GS students, tutors, PhD supervisors, alumni, Senior UoP staff etc."

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Paul Wardski

I’m an Illustrator and Bookmaker currently living in London and left the Illustration course in 2010. I have some new work, thought you guy's might want to check them out. These are some of my new prints I’ve been working on using found imagery, typically landscapes, from old encyclopaedias.
They are all 3 layers and editions of 50 at 420mm X 420mm, the ones with the text back grounds are editions of 20 and are 420mm x 590mm.

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Congratulations Sarah Garland

Sarah was a student here at Portsmouth on the illustration BA. She left in 2005 to attend a Typographic Design MA at Anglia Ruskin University. She now works at Mash Media. 

Mash Media is the leading publisher of magazines and directories for the event, exhibition, meetings and conference sectors for meetings and events industry.

"The magazines I am senior designer on was up for some awards this evening at the PPA independent publisher of the year awards. The magazine I redesigned last year won best redesign/relaunch of the year and I got highly commended designer of the year for my typography and use of imagery/photography which I am absolutely chuffed with. We worked very hard on the redesign and its nice to see it has been noticed."

Lucie Rutty

A story has been created using my illustration and used in the new Portsmouth Review.

I was invited to  Blackwell's bookshop today for the
launch of the website and the magazine is  published on the 18th of December.

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Guest Lecturer - Sam Chivers

Thanks to Sam Chivers for giving a lecture about his artwork and that of Magic Torch, the illustration collective he runs with Sam Williams and Mike Chipperfield. All three graduated from our course back in 1997. It was great to have an overview of how Magic Torch was set up and the balance between fabulous commissions and less exciting ones. Sam also discussed the balance between digital work and hands-on illustration and how keeping your own 'personal work' going was necessary and could feed back into commercial work. We were all very impressed with the quality of screenprints!

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