I am currently a freelance Illustrator and Designer, with a BA in Model making for Design and Media. My recent work has included producing illustrations, business branding, vinyl sign design and production, animal portraits, and specialist restoration of classic car clock faces. This has involved liaising with customers to understand their requirements, production of draft designs and agreement of a final piece. Examples of my work are available on www.georginatheartist.com
I am always honest and considered in my approach with clients and able to listen to their individual needs and styles which ensures that I develop their piece of artwork and design to a very high standard. This has led to me winning several awards for both model making and Art.
Being Freelance I have be self motivated – I have further developed my own skill set by teaching myself how to use a Wacom tablet using Photoshop and Illustrator and attended evening courses in 3D Studio Max.
Although self employed, I enjoy working with others. Specifically I have worked with companies to produce a final product where I have not had the equipment to do so.
Having been self-employed for several years, I feel that to develop further I need to seek employment in a company where I can be involved in larger projects within a team so broadening my skills and understanding of the industry.
Experience and Employment History
2015 – current :Self Employed Designer, Illustrator and Artist (Georgina the Artist)
Offering a variety of products including branding development; Information display boards; Bespoke Designs; Fine art animal portraits; and specialist classic car clock face restoration using tools and programmes including the Wacom tablet and Illustrator and Photoshop.
Concept visuals of client’s work before producing the final piece of work.
Developed marketing for my own business.
2008– 2013- Self Employed Artist (Jo Bill Spirit)
High quality bespoke airbrushing illustration, production of personal designs, including murals on vehicles and clothing.
Alongside this, successful and award winning commissioned pieces.
Production of products to retail, including illustrated slate table mats, leather jewellery, cards, keyrings, canvas prints.
Attendance at shows to demonstrate my work in progress, allowing me to sell work direct to the public.
Unfortunately I had to move away from airbrush illustration due to ill health.
2005 – 2007 - Freelance Model Maker - JSM Models & Effects
Worked on advertising props and display items with the owner for a large marketing company
2005 - Work Experience - Amalgam - Bristol
Livery design for formula one racing car models and museum interactive projects.
2004 - Work Experience - Dyson - Malmesbury Wilts
Two week placement reproducing development models to enable the display of new Dyson products at international events.
1995 – 2000 - Self Employed Artist – Portraiture
Specialist in pastel commissions of pets and animal portraits, in this time I also found my passion for airbrushing and started training in that area.
1989 - Clover Leaf Graphic Design Workshop, Swindon
Work experience in the Graphic Design Field
Education and Qualifications
2014 – 2015
City of Bristol College - 3D Studio Max (Level 4)
Part time evening course - 3D modelling, rendering, animation and photorealistic rendering.
2002 – 2005
Arts University Bournemouth - BA (Hons 1:2) Modelmaking for Design and Media
Developing numerous digital, technical, creative, visual and intellectual skills, with a hands on approach. We were taught creative making, finishing techniques, digital modelling, design, manufacturing and problem solving.
My final project which I was in charge of from start to finish included undertaking measuring and producing the technical drawings of a motor bike, then building the model entirely from scratch. This was a Triumph Tiger 100 model 1-7scale, which won the 2005 New Blades Graduate Show.
- Adobe Photoshop - Adobe Illustrator - 3D Studio Max
- Rhinoceros CAD - Microsoft Office Word - Microsoft Office Power Point
- Digital Photography - Laser Cutting - Lathe Machine
- Milling Machine - Mould Making - Concept Design
- Sketching - Sculpting
2000 – 2001
Trowbridge College - Part time Fine Art Course
Developing Life Drawing techniques and working with different mediums.
Swindon Art College - BTEC National Diploma in Graphic Design
1989 – 1990
New College Swindon
Video/Film Studies, Computer/Graphic Design & Signwriting
Bradon Forest School
GCSE - English, Maths, Art and Metalwork/Design Technology, RE
- Driving licences for Car, Motorcycle and HGV
- First Aid Trained
- Lantra Qualified in Chain Saw clearance and Brush Cutting
Technical experience in:
- Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator
- 3D Studio Max
- Rhino CAD
- MS Office
- Wacom Tablet Computer
- Technical Drawing
- Mould Making and Sculpting
- Digital Photography
- Laser Cutting
- Milling and Lathe turning
Hobbies and Interests
I am a very keen motorcyclist, keeping fit regularly attending circuit training, Pilates and Zumba. I am a Volunteer with our local Wiltshire Wildlife Trust – Blakehill Farm Reserve.
I enjoy Photography, particularly wildlife, landscape and motorsport.
I take part in charity fundraising, for example using my art skills to produce work which has been sold for the charities involved.
From clients upon request