Bring out your 'latent talent' or hone those talents in fun and relaxed sessions, while helping and guiding your development with working with acrylic paints.
Acrylics are suitable for a choice of 'substrates' - from heavy grade papers, board, canvas...
You might want to bring you own painting reference, or we can choose a subject together
I am a professional artist and illustrator with many years experience. I have a degree in fine art and have worked as a freelance artist / illustrator in a number of countries and for many different international clients. I provide classes, advice and workshops to all ages and skill levels.
View some of my sample work: (concealed information)
Although I usually supply some of the initial materials within my costs, I would recommend providing your own materials (paints, brushes, canvas etc) - I can certainly advise on this and/or buy for you.
I am open to offers if you cannot afford my rates - just get in touch
SENIOR MULTIMEDIA CREATIVE
From concept & client-facing, to final output - Skills include: 2D/3D Modelling & Animation, 2D/3D Illustration, Vector Graphics, Motion Graphics, Video (filming & editing), Graphic Design (print & digital), Online / CMS / Streaming / Moodle; HTML5/CSS, (Mobile), Presentation, Product Visualizing ++
Contract with Cranfield University –
March 2019 – September 2019
‘Educational Designer’ / 3D Content Producer / Video Producer
VLE / LMS Advisor/Analyst/Content Creator, Course Developer
(& mentor to one less experienced creative)
Sample montage - (concealed information)
Contract: with Imperial College London -
April 2018 – August 2018
Senior Multimedia Content Creator / Graphic Designer /
end-to-end Photographer & Video Producer
Remote contract/project – HMRC video series –
Video Compositing, Editing and Final Output
February 2018 – April 2018
Contract: Project Lead and Team Mentor - Deloitte ‘Internal Client Services’ -
October 2017 – February 2018
a) To lead and mentor the team of video and content creators (internationally)
b) To project lead on graphics, animated ‘how-to’ videos and interactive online modules, for training and new user guidance and help.
Software knowledge included: Adobe CC Suite (2019) - (InDesign; Illustrator; After Effects, Premiere, Audition; Photoshop); PowerPoint, (Microsoft Office suite); Articulate (Storyline); Captivate; Cinema 4D; HTML5 ++
Sample - (concealed information)
Senior Multimedia Producer | King’s College, London
Sept 2014 to May 2017
The Multimedia Officer | King’s College, London
Sept 2008 to Sept 2014
a) To conceive, design and prepare all stages of the multimedia content – including storyboards, video production (pre and post-production), vector/raster graphics, illustration and interactive 'rich media' / 2D & 3D content, for inclusion in videos, ‘explainer videos’ (e.g. ‘whiteboard style’ animations) plus authored interactive modules/courses – for advanced and higher education courses and Distance / Blended / E-learning. (My remit included, mentoring, training and leading the content team)
[Hardware / software included: HD/4k Filming; DLSR cameras; Adobe (CC) Premiere, After Effects, Illustrator, Audition, Muse, Dreamweaver, Animate CC, Cinema 4D; PowerPoint, Word; Keynote; Articulate (Storyline); Captivate; Camtasia; Adapt; H5P; HTML5 ++]
b) To work with academics and SMEs in preparing concepts, scripts and storyboards / wireframes. (+ direct throughout the process)
c) Establish and maintain brand management and guidelines across the print, video and multimedia output – Both internal and external.
d) To lead, direct, mentor and workshop with my team in the design and multimedia process, plus workshop colleagues and academics on preparing storyboards and advanced presentation, 'best practice', brand importance, copyright, software choice, etc.
e) To interview, employ and train new staff I team members for the multimedia / filming unit (and advise on equipment.)
A number of successful online and interactive learning projects - including:
a) The 'Internet of Things' – MOOC (Massive Open Online Course): (concealed information)
b) Medicine Adherence - (MOOC) course: https:ll(concealed information)
c) I conceived and produced two successful ‘student Induction’ videos..
Senior Print & Multimedia Producer | Kalypso Learning, Oxford |
October 2006 to July 2008
a) To initiate concepts, storyboards, create Interface Design (UI) and function (UX). Conceive, model and animate 2D & 3D interactive content for E-learning (VLE) modules – on Mac and PC systems, (working with the developer teams in the UK and USA).
b) To design and prepare all print, promotional/marketing material - including branding, print proofing and print buying.
c) To employ and mentor junior creatives and freelancers.
d) To propose and advise on new projects, client-face, prepare brief, timeline and budget on all new projects.
Sample - (concealed information)
Additional work experience: includes Art & Creative Direction
+ several contract roles –
i) A one-year multimedia contract for the company EDS, for their HM Prisons – ‘Reoffenders’ account – sample work available
ii) A three- month contract producing various print and multimedia content for ‘NATS’ – (The National Air Traffic Control) – sample work available
iii) Four years with News International – As a senior Graphic Designer/Illustrator – sample work available
[I was previously an Art and Creative Director in South Africa, in addition to establishing and owning multimedia and print design ventures]
Fine Art (M.F.A.) | Natal University (South Africa)
Painting, drawing and photography – qualified with distinctions
HND | Portsmouth College of Art & Design
Continued multimedia and graphic design studies.
I previously lectured in drawing and photography
while completing additional studies..
(and currently facilitate ‘traditional ‘and digital art workshops)
I will be based in Devon from September 2019
I know he is my brother but I also know that this man really knows his stuff. I would highly recommend his tutoring in any form of art or IT. A huge thumbs up!
Oh my word - Ian is the very best !!
I have known Ian for the past 25 years. He is a hugely, multi-talented artist. Not only painting with oils, but also water colours and pencil sketches to name but a few. However, his knowledge and talent is not only limited to traditional paintings, but also covers digital art and in fact his talent pertaining to art as a whole is vast. One of his greatest qualities is his willingness and love to share his knowledge with others by way of teaching. I have personally learned so much from Ian and I know I will still learn much more. He is such a patient tutor and I cannot recommend him highly enough! I know without a doubt, that anyone learning from Ian will be hugely blessed and learn so much!
I’ve known Ian for many years. He is an amazing artist, great friend and a great choice for your personal tutor! I know you’ll learn from him and enjoy the experience.
Ian has such a gentle and reassuring way of teaching. You know you are safe to ask endless questions and he has such patience, listening and sharing his wealth of knowledge. It doesn't matter whether someone is a beginner or has been an artist for many years, Ian has a way of teaching everyone and you come away feeling like you cannot wait for the next lesson.
Ian has given lessons throughout his career as an Artist and I have watched him encourage and support beginners and accomplished artists, alike. He is confident, with many years of experience in all mediums.
Ian has been an artist for many years (40+) and has worked in every medium of art. He is a very passionate and talented artist. His experience and knowledge will be an asset to Superprof to give lessons to any age of person interested in learning. I highly recommend Ian for this position!
I have known Ian for well over 15 years, having worked with him on both 2D and 3D projects in the media industry. As a traditional Graphic Artist and Illustrator who had transitioned from creating artwork 'by hand' to computer generated graphics, I hadn't yet used any 3D software. Ian helped me to learn Cinema 4D and Poser, and his teaching style was both inspiring and nurturing.
Ian has a superior knowledge of design and illustration. He constantly keeps up-to-date with software programme updates and learning new ones. His technical ability is second to none, and I would highly recommend Ian as a tutor to anyone wanting to improve their technical skills, learning from a master. I wouldn't be where I am today without Ian's expert advice and encouragement.
Besides his wealth of knowledge, his exceptional talent and a vast range of experience and skills Ian is also committed to humanitarian activities and is actively engaged in community and charitable work. This says much for his character and personality.
As a retired Design School head and having employed and worked with many lecturers, tutors, researchers etc over the last 32 years I would certainly recognize the rare combination of skills and knowledge that Ian would be able to contribute at any level.
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