With teaching, I like to work on something that the student is passionate about. We all make our best work when we care about it, so ensuring that the student is working with a medium and/or subject matter that they enjoy and care about is paramount to both their learning and progression.
I am a freelance illustrator and designer working in beautiful Constable country in a variety of fields, from observational drawing to comic books, Graphic design to printmaking. A graduate of the University of Westminster's Illustration and Visual Communication course, I have a broad depth of knowledge across multiple artistic mediums, both hand-rendered and digital. Personal specialties are pencil and ink illustrations as well as digital illustration and design.
Freelance Illustrator and Designer
I work as a freelance illustrator and designer, working on work for clients both personal and business orientated. Working on illustrative pieces that are often given as personal gifts, with a focus on portraying those close to the client, be it family, friends, or pets. With regards to, my design work, I work for more corporate clients, focusing on branding and visual communication.
Junior Editor at n3rdabl3
I currently hold a position as a junior editor for the website n3rdabl3. As a junior editor, my role covers not only current events but leasing with the team regarding their work and taking part in the final editing process before they go live. The position has been a great experience for developing my time management, to bring the most current news to the public in a timely, professional manner.
Designer at ESCAR UK
Before my departure I worked with the company owners to design new statues, helping to bring the clients vision to life. This was my first taste of working in a design environment, and I was given full creative control to work with the client's desires.
BA.Hons in Illustration and Visual Communication
University of Westminster London, UK 2017
Level 4 Diploma in Art and Design, Suffolk One Suffolk, UK 2014
A Level Graphic Design, Modern History, and English Literature & Language
Suffolk One Suffolk, UK 2013
11 GCSE's Grade A-C, East Bergholt High School Suffolk, UK 2011
Perfect! Really clear and easy to understand explanations on improving drawing techniques, even over Skype. Great lesson structures and pace too.
Alan is a friend I met on Twitter, he’s such a wonderful artist. I’ve had 2 commission drawings of him to give as gifts to my parents and boyfriends parents - they were both over the moon and they show the drawings off all the time (they’re of their dogs!) He sends regular updates of the drawings and shows each stage he’s at. I honestly couldn’t recommend someone better than Alan, he gets the job done in plenty of time and the handmade frames add such a lovely touch.
You can really see the time, effort and though going into each piece or art he does!
Thank you Alan :)
Known Alan for a few years now and during my time at university I was required to use Adobe software and was completely new to it , however after a week or so with Alan , he not only showed me how to use this software which most teachers do , but he taught me so I could use this software in the future
This man has taught man has taught me more about art and illustration than Bob Ross himself.
I began self taught but whenever I needed help or advice I'd send Alan a work in progress and he'd immediately spot where I was struggling and suggest improvements and ways to fix issues with light source, form, shading and clarity of my drawing.
If you're wanting to seriously up your illustration game look no further, the man is patient and descriptive, he really knows his craft, that's a rare thing, he also knows how to effectively pass on that knowledge which is even rarer
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