Posts Tagged ‘Design’
WOW – Designer Carly Murphy-Merrydew
WOW - Designer Carly Murphy-Merrydew

Don’t burn your bridges. 99% of all work you get will be word of mouth. Be nice.  Carly Murphy-Merrydew, 2014 I’m lucky enough to keep the wolves at bay doing what I love. Design. I have been freelancing for the past five years, working both directly for clients and within design agencies.  Before that I worked for […]

WOW – Designer and Illustrator Wijtze Valkema
WOW - Designer and Illustrator Wijtze Valkema

Internships, internships, internships. They are the best way to learn a lot in a short amount of time. Although your investment is big (low or no salary and no time for a job that does pay), doing an internship is an invaluable working experience and a boost to your professional career, regardless if you’re aspiring […]

WOW – Illustrator & Designer Stephen Chan
WOW - Illustrator & Designer Stephen Chan

Build strong relationships with other like-minded people…be it other illustrators, designers, animators, developers, printers, editors, etc. Work and learn from each other. Viewing things from another persons perspective and seeing how others tackle problems can be very inspiring and informative. Help and support others, and they will repay you when you need it most. Stephen […]

WOW – Illustrator and Printmaker Polly Dunbar
WOW - Illustrator and Printmaker Polly Dunbar

KEEP PLAYING! When drawing becomes your ‘proper job’ it’s easy to forget to make work just for fun. New ideas can grow from experimenting, I find nothing is ever wasted. Polly Dunbar 2014 Illustrator and Printmaker Studied: Illustration BA at Brighton University  Polly Dunbar studied Illustration at Brighton University, since graduating she has written and […]

WOW – Freelance Illustrative Designer Steve Simpson
WOW - Freelance Illustrative Designer Steve Simpson

Albert Einstein once said “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new”. It’s from our mistakes that we find new ways of approaching problems, the real talent is recognising we are making mistakes and learning from them. I’ve always been the type of person who is constantly questioning, experimenting and tweaking […]

WOW – Illustrator Andrew Lyons
WOW - Illustrator Andrew Lyons

Fake it ’til you make it, is the best advice I’ve heard for aspiring illustrators. Act like a pro by keeping regular hours and filling your portfolio with as many subjects as possible. Draw everything! Also, learn from other illustrators by looking at their portfolios, look at how they solve problems and how they present […]

WOW – Designer & Founder of Lewie Evans Design
WOW - Designer & Founder of Lewie Evans Design

Be confident (not to be confused with arrogant or egotistical). If you truly believe in your ideas and yourself, your clients and others will too. Lewie Evans, 2013 Designer & Founder — Lewie Evans Design Studio Studied: BA Hons Graphic Design at The Surrey Institute of Art & Design, Epsom Since graduating from The Surrey […]

WOW – Graphic Designers & Printmakers hello DODO
WOW - Graphic Designers & Printmakers hello DODO

 Have BIG plans and HUGE goals but don’t try to reach them all in one step. Ambition is a must but if you try to achieve everything all at once then you’ll completely freak out and end up overwhelmed. Try to write achievable to do lists and you’ll get things done, make progress and feel […]

WOW – Charlie Hood of Beach London
WOW - Charlie Hood of Beach London

Keep everything and everyone that might come in useful ever safe. No matter how big or small. On Google Drive. Charlie Hood of Beach London, 2013 I co-run Beach London, a gallery and creative agency in Shoreditch. We’ve worked with some of the World’s most exciting illustrators and designers over the past two years. We […]

WOW – Illustrator Ping Zhu
WOW - Illustrator Ping Zhu

Honour your mistakes: learn from them instead of destroying the evidence. If you don’t have anything to compare your growth to, you’ll never know how far you’ve come. There’s no use in being selfish or cruel – the world is small and this industry is even smaller. Be sincere, care deeply and don’t work in […]

WOW – Illustrator & Musician Nick Radford
WOW - Illustrator & Musician Nick Radford

 Incorporate what you are passionate about into your work. It’s always good to approach potential clients if you like what they are doing with their business – chances are they will like what you do too. Always experiment with your medium to keep things fresh and original (don’t get stuck in a rut with what […]

WOW – Illustrator, Graphic Designer & Print Maker Anthony Peters
WOW - Illustrator, Graphic Designer & Print Maker Anthony Peters

I would rather make bad work and learn from it than make safe work over and over again because it was successful in the past. To me, experimentation and mistakes are an important part of the creative process. Anthony Peters Illustrator, Graphic Designer & Print Maker Anthony Peters is a maker of things, occasionally pretty […]

WOW – Artist & Designer Kyle Bean
WOW - Artist & Designer Kyle Bean

Stay curious! Kyle Bean, 2013 Artist and Designer Kyle Bean is an Artist and Designer from Brighton specialising in hand made models, sets and tactile illustrations. Since graduating from a degree in Illustration from the University of Brighton in 2009 he has worked for a diverse range of clients on various projects. Kyle has created […]

WOW – Art Director Sean Garrehy
WOW - Art Director Sean Garrehy

Work will be rejected; it happens, it hurts. If it didn’t, you’re in the wrong profession. Sean Garrehy Art Director Little, Brown Book Group  Sean studied Graphic Design in Southampton and worked for various agencies before falling in to cover design. He is the Art Director at Little, Brown Book Group where he’s worked for […]

WOW – Artist John Dilnot
WOW - Artist John Dilnot

If you are wondering how to do something, get on and do it and then wonder how you did it. I remembered being told this while I was at infants school. Soon after that I remember sliding down the steep playground on a patch of ice and banging my head on the flint wall at […]

WOW – Artist and Illustrator Sam Chivers
WOW - Artist and Illustrator Sam Chivers

Fight for your copyright! There are no real unions for creatives so if you’re not happy with a contract, contest it. These things are often negotiable. Sam Chivers Artist & Illustrator since 1998 Studied: BA Illustration at Portsmouth University Sam Chivers is a UK based Illustrator and print maker. Working with both digital and handmade […]

WOW – Sara Morrissey Designer at Unlimited & Owner of Unlimited Editions
WOW - Sara Morrissey Designer at Unlimited & Owner of Unlimited Editions

Keep looking. Keep listening. Keep asking. Keep learning. Keep evolving. Keep responding. Keep growing. Keep enjoying. Sara Morrissey 2012 Designer at Unlimited and owner of Unlimited Editions Sara is pictured in front of work by Imeus from his solo exhibition ‘Head to Toe’ at Unlimited Editions Studied BA Hons Illustration at Central St Martins, MA […]

WOW – Graphic Artist Paul Farrell
WOW - Graphic Artist Paul Farrell

The more you create the stronger you become – trial many products at the start, this does need an injection of capital but that way you will amass a credible portfolio, you will assess which are your strengths and which appeal to the buying public. Do not follow the herd, take and make your own […]

WOW – Advertising Art Director Tony Clements
WOW - Advertising Art Director Tony Clements

Be yourself, be original, be different, be nice. When commissioning imagery for advertising I normally have a very strong idea of the sort of image that’s needed, that’s why it’s best to develop your own style and be unique. Also get with a good agent, as time is always an issue I would always search […]

WOW – Illustrator and Graphic Artist Will Scobie
WOW - Illustrator and Graphic Artist Will Scobie

Draw something new every day, keep your craft tight and keep evolving. Will Scobie 2012 Studied: Communication Design BA Honours at Northbrook Will Scobie is an Illustrator and graphic artist. He has been featured in various publications worldwide and has exhibited in London, Barcelona and Berlin. He has worked with the likes of Channel 4, […]

WOW – Sandra Wheatley of Demographik
WOW - Sandra Wheatley of Demographik

Luck is when opportunity meets preparation Sandra Wheatley, 2012 Client Services Director, Demographik With over 20 years in the business, Sandra has seen lots of changes in the industry and has embraced them all. But what has not changed is her belief that this is a people business, and that good service and relationships are […]

WOW – Paul Crowley of Demographik
WOW - Paul Crowley of Demographik

Carry headphones. Befriend cleaners. Paul Crowley, 2012 Creative Director, Demographik  Studied: BA Graphic Design at Barnet/Middlesex University Paul is a long time ‘creative’ who started working in the design industry twenty years ago, when the Mac IIFX was still an expensive dream, Letraset was reality, and the Quantel Paintbox was the hippest kid on the […]

WOW – Stu Tolley of Transmission
WOW - Stu Tolley of Transmission

Don’t be afraid to give up an unfulfilling creative situation.  Stuart Tolley, 2012 Art Director, Transmission Creative Agency 2012 Studied: BA and MA Visual Communication at UCE Birmingham  Stuart began his career working in the editorial industry, firstly at the award winning style magazine Sleazenation then as the Art Director on the Independent on Saturday […]

WOW – Mark Swan of Kid-ethic Studio
WOW - Mark Swan of Kid-ethic Studio

Do more personal work Mark Swan of Kid-ethic Studio, 2012 Studied: BA and MA Visuals Communications at UCE Birmingham Mark initially worked as a freelance illustrator on editorial commissions before working in industry as a designer.  He worked at ‘Ghost Design’ for 5 years producing book covers for many leading publishing houses and then later […]

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