Firstly, welcome to my online portfolio - I hope you like what you see. My name is Rebecca - I have studied a National Diploma in Graphic Design, and am currently in my second year at the University Centre at Blackburn College. The course I study there is a BA(Hons) in Design, specialising in Illustration and Animation.
I am a very committed person, and I am very passionate about design despite my age and amount of experience. I avidly collect design/illustration based books (I own around 50), and I read magazines such as Creative Review, Computer Arts and Design Week regularly. I am also a big fan of the Guardian, and read it weekly. I find that these sources really help me creatively, and can be great inspiration for different assigments I may have to complete.
I find influence from many different sources; books, magazines, TV, the internet... even when I'm out and about. My favourite illustrators do change regularly, however at the moment I am really interested in 1960's illustration, such as lifestyle, and book jackets. I am particularly enjoying looking at the work of Brian Sanders and Frank Haselar.
Through studying Graphic Design I was introduced to illustration, and have been excited by it ever since. My ambitions at the moment are to become a freelance illustrator, however I am not sure what area I would like to specialise in. I also like to experiment within animation as I feel that it can really enhance my studies, but I do not like to be too heavily based on this subject. I am hoping that in the near future I will begin my career, creating exciting new outcomes and meeting interesting new people.
Please find a short insight into each piece of work I have displayed below the image.