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A bit of background

I never quite decided on what I wanted to do when I grew up and have had a few different and very varied roles.  I took a break from my last job (auditing and process improvement) to have two beautiful daughters.

I have spent years creating; gifts for friends, drawing & doodling, knitting, jewellery making, arts & crafts with the kids, as well as shaping the look and style of our home and my wardrobe. 


A friend was in need of a logo for her new business, I volunteered my creative skills and found I loved the entire process, from generating a concept to producing the finished artwork.  I decided that I wanted to develop my design skills and enrolled on an Open University degree course in Design and Innovation.  A couple of months later I heard that a charity was looking for applications for a voluntary designer / illustrator for a virtual team, I made a submission and they loved it.  This was a great opportunity to not only gain experience but to help and promote a brilliant cause.  I was suddenly part of a team, creating artwork for their social media and designing posters and I found that I was completely hooked. 

I am about to start my third year of studying and am on the lookout for interesting opportunities and projects to work on to gain practical experience and add to my portfolio.

My current pursuits

trial submission for the Red Box Project

My to do list...
  • Studying!  Working through my design module and practical project work.

  • More studying! & practising for my creative writing subject.

  • Develop Adobe Illustrator skills, start to make images with more depth and detail.

  • Read my mountain of design books

Sketching
I have just finished working on an exciting new project, more details coming soon.
wearing
my gorgeous new winter boots, waterproof and comfy with a bit of cute fluff
reading
Finally I have finished my last book and can make a start on this much anticipated new installment from Philip Pullman
appreciating
As part of my design module that I am studying I'm currently looking at all different types of chairs and seating. This is my favourite so far, it is the 'Ghost Chair' by designer Philippe Starck
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listening to