Saturday, 23 February 2013

Alumni Andy Potts

Andy is a London based illustrator and animator, originally from Kingswinford in the West Midlands. Since graduating with a BA Hons degree in illustration from Portsmouth University in 1995 his career has comprised image making, graphic design, animation and art direction including 7 years as Lead Designer at Abbey Road Studios. Over the last ten years the illustration has taken centre stage and he has worked on numerous commissions for a wide variety of clients in advertising, publishing and design and his eye-catching images have appeared in many international newspapers and magazines. Clients include BBC, IBM, RHS, Channel 4/E4, The Guardian, New Scientist, Independent and The Economist. His versatile style is a contemporary fusion of traditional and modern techniques mixing drawing, hand-crafted elements, digital collage and vivid colour.

Friday, 22 February 2013

Level 5 - Bookbinding Workshop

As part of the Bookworks unit in the second year, Ros ran a bookbinding workshop. Students tried making various dummy books to experiment with folding, binding, gluing and sewing.

Carla Salt - Stop Frame Animation

I created this stop motion video after Marcella Puppini, of the music trio The Puppini Sisters, invited people to put together their own ideas for her newly released single, 'Stop Googling Me'. For the video, I decided to use stop motion as I felt that it is a technique that I have had little experience with, but enjoy the process of. I forwarded my video to the French producers, Bart and Baker, to which they uploaded to their Youtube account and have been using it to promote the single. I hope you like it :)

Monday, 18 February 2013

Well done Curtis

Curtis Hylton (2nd year degree student from Portsmouth University) completed a graffiti project for my son's bedroom.  His work is first class and I am sure my son will be the envy of his friends! I would also wish to inform you that it was an absolute pleasure meeting Curtis, he is highly skilled, professional, polite and a credit to his family and indeed to Portsmouth University. I would not hesitate recommending him to others for any future project.

I wish him well for the future.

Thank you


Mr Kevin C Williams MBE

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Great Idea for Organ Donation Project by Will Holdsworth

Wills app was approved on Thursday. You can search "Organ Donor" while in the Apple app store to find it. Its really great, download it and have fun. You can only access it with an iphone or ipad.

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Alumni - Chris Ede

Chris Ede is a freelance contemporary illustrator working in London.
He graduated from Portsmouth in 2006, since then he's been working non-stop.
Here's a couple of his latest commissions.

Poster campaign for David Attenborough’s ‘Natural Curiosities’ new TV series for the Eden channel.
Commissioned by Red Bee Media

Image for the Financial Times.
Book review illustration for Robert Harris’ ‘The Fear Index’. The article entitled ‘Money Stalks’ tells the story of a hedge fund trading on fear.

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Friday, 1 February 2013

Alumni - Jade Spranklen

Jade's been busy here are a few updates...

Northern Nights Film Festival -  I was a Shortlisted Finalist for this stop motion short video diary on Barcelona.

The stop motion documentation of Barcelona recorded on 35mm film as Part 1 of a travel series called DIARI35 by illustrator Jade Alexandra Spranklen.

Jade also recently had an illustration published in Peculiarbliss Magazine Issue Ten, about 'humour'.

Jade's also completed a custom window display for the Lomography Store, London

Alumni - Arran Mackintosh

Arran has been busy since graduating, so here are some of his commercial illustrations...