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MY STORY

My career has spanned from London back to Cornwall and I’ve now settled happily in the harbour village of Portreath. I can often be found in the local cafe nursing a hot chocolate after a windswept walk on the beach with my greyhound, Juno!

I started my career in 2003 as a children’s book illustrator after completing my BA honours at NEWI. As technology progressed I found myself more and more immersed in Adobe software editing images, playing with layout and fonts. The relationship between image and typography intrigued me and I wanted to develop my knowledge further.

So I returned to college to study graphic design and before my final year was complete I found myself taking a golden opportunity to work as a junior cover art designer in London. Here I learned how to create eye-catching book covers for the fiction market and mastered the software I had been dabbling with at university.

Since then I’ve had a varied design career and gained much experience in both print and web, working my way up to Senior Graphic designer at Cornish clothing brand, Frugi. I left this job in 2017 to start this graphic design business and pursue my art. I feel like I’m finally where I want to be!

 

 

MY CAREER

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Senior Graphic Designer, Frugi

 

 
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Catalogue Designer, Seasalt

 

 
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Junior Cover Art Designer, HarperCollins

 

 

NOMINATIONS

Shortlisted for Best New Illustrator at the 2004 London Early Years Awards for my children’s book ‘Little Green Monsters’.

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ART

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After completing a printing course in 2017 I found a real love for the technique of linocut and I never looked back.

I now create limited edition linoprints and sell them from my studio in Redruth. It’s good to step away from the computer and get dirty with inks! No two prints are ever the same and this challenges my need for perfection. A happy accident sometimes creates the most beautiful image.

I’ve recently been experimenting with the process of screenprinting so I look forward to being able to share this new artwork with you soon!

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COMMUNITY

To give back to my community I volunteer my time with my local environmental group #LovePortreath. From the beginning, I wanted to be a voice on behalf of the group by giving them a strong, visual identity.

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