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I am a freelance illustrator based in North Lincolnshire, UK. I love being creative at all times and I specialise in paper-cutting and paper-engineering.
During university, I specialised in bookbinding and book publishing. After graduating with a First Class honours degree in Graphic Design from DeMontfort University in 2012, I have since had books published internationally by Carlton Publishing and Thames and Hudson. I have also been commissioned for publishing, advertising and promotional projects in both the UK and the US. Some of my work has also been exhibited in a London art gallery.
Recently, I have been teaching my skills to others in multiple art institutions and local schools by providing paper-cutting and bookbinding workshops.
When not at my desk, I can be found reading books - I am highly influenced by literature and I am motivated by classics written by Dickens, Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Anderson and poetry which captures exceptional imagery.
Paper-engineering on the other hand is a method of creating sculpture-like forms with paper. The end result of paper-engineering is a smart, 3D paper object, which can also be cleverly engineered to create movement, open and close, become longer and shorter or convert into another shape.
With both papercuts and paper-engineered pop-ups/sculptures, the creative process involves initial sketches/ideas, an experimental stage of creating, testing and editing prototypes, before a final finished piece is produced.
After my A-Levels, I studied BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art and Design. During this course, my passion for art and design flourished, and as I started pushing my creative abilities, I realised how important a career in the creative industry was to me.