- Caerphilly, GB
- £7 /hr
- Available now
After completing my BA (Honours) in English Literature, graduating with a 2:1 degree in 2008, I studied for a year in The Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art. Here I specializedmore...After completing my BA (Honours) in English Literature, graduating with a 2:1 degree in 2008, I studied for a year in The Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art. Here I specialized in Narrative Art, Basic 2D Animation, Lettering, Human Anatomy, Humour and Caricature.
On returning to the UK in 2009 I began work for HarperCollins as a book illustrator on 'SuBo's Cat: The Imaginings of susan Boyle's Pampered Pussy', which was published in October 2010. I currently work for a number of online publications including 'The Sprout'; 'The Penny Post'; 'ClicOnline' ad 'SubtitledOnline'.
I am now working as a freelance illustrator and writer. My main interests are film, theatre and game journalism, 'geek' culture, comic books, literature, book illustration, concept art and narrative art. My art style is very flexible to tune to my clients needs and I am an advocate of regular communication with my client so as to be sure that the end result is exactly what they want.
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Area Covered: Book Illustrator and Freelance Writer
Job Title: Editorial Assistant
Company: HarperCollins Publishers
Description: Personal assistant to Carole Tonkinson, Publisher HarperNonFiction. Liaising with authors, lawyers, production regarding current titles, writing AIS copy, marketing copy, organizing meetings, taking minutes, reading book proposals and presenting/rejecting them as needed, telephone manner, Microsoft outlook, Nielsen Bookscan, researching sales figures and market trends, keeping up to date with current nonfiction competition as well as cultural trends.
Job Title: Freelance Illustrator
Company: Self Employed
Description: Time management skills, keeping to tight deadlines, communication skills. My first book "SuBo"s Cat: The Imaginings of a Pampered Pussy" was published by HarperCollins in October 2010 .
Job Title: Part Time Bar Staff
Company: Metropolitan Taverns Ltd.
Description: Bar Staff: Cash register operation, general bar duties including serving customers, measuring drinks, handling monies, ability to work well in pressured situations, cleaning and general bar discipline. Shot Girl: Serving customers on dance floor, mental mathematics and handling of monies on person. Flyering: General advertisement and promotion of club.
Job Title: Library Assistant
Company: Founders and Bedford Library Royal Holloway University of London
Description: Cash register operation. Working at the information desk for the main Arts Department library. Checking in and out books, journals and DVDs. Categorising and shelving books, DVDs and Journals. Supervising shelving assistants. Helping students with general enquiries about library services and answering phones. Inputting information in departmental databases for future reading lists. Submitting books for repair and replacing books in the library. Handling fines and late fees with students. Fixing and maintaining library printers. Shelving discipline and general tidying of the study areas.
Job Title: Voluntary Position
Company: Troutmark Used Book Shop
Description: Organisation and cataloguing of comics and graphic novels, manning shop front in absence of manager.
Job Title: Part Time Roulette Croupier
Company: Les Croupiers Casino
Description: Handling large amounts of cash both in chip and sterling form. Interacting with customers and holding position of authority on a high stakes game. Quick mathematic skills under pressure and control of own Roulette table under supervision. Communication with deaf customers due to experience with sign language. Communication and control of customers in high pressure situations, often when customers were under the influence of alcohol. Late night and early morning shifts. Good communication and interpersonal skills. Working as part of a team.
Job Title: Assistant Performing Arts Teacher
Company: St David"s Catholic Sixth Form College
Description: Co-Directing a full-length production, leading rehearsals, stand-in for teacher during absence, utilising team building and motivational skills, movement/physical theatre choreography.
Job Title: Part Time Administrative Assistant
Company: Nicholson Jones Partnership, Cardiff
Description: Inputting data into a computer, using Microsoft word/excel applications to create spreadsheets and letters, using Surveying IT Software, organizing information for storage, filing and sending letters, often required to answer phones and take messages.
Degree: BA (Honours)
Field of Study: English Literature
University / College: Royal Holloway University of London
Degree: Certificate of Completion (New Jersey)
Field of Study: Cartoon and Graphic Art
University / College: Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art
Freelance Illustrator and Writer