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I am a recently graduated Illustration student receiving a First Class honours Degree in my field, from the University of Lincoln, I love acrylic paint, flowers and the 1970s.

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Pocko and the new year

My Internship with Bright, has come to end, and Im very grateful for everything Ive learnt about the industry while being with them. I'm also really looking forward to receiving an Art licensing calendar, and a Pubishing Calendar as I had alot of responsibilty in the design process of both. So I'll keep my eyes peeled for the postman!

In other news, after a while getting lost in central London, I managed to find the creative space of POCKO, an agency representing artists, photographers, illustrators and lovely creative types.

I had a meeting with a lovely guy there, about an Internship in Feburary. He showed me portfolios of some of thier leading Illustrators which where beautiful, neat and so well put together, I felt quite ashamed of my shabby looking Uni one!

I got some great feedback about my portfolio, and Im really really depserate to create some new work for different markets and audiences.

I just need to get stuck in, and when Feburary comes around, get inspired and fuelled by all the great work i'll be seeing Interning there.

So thats exciting, I just feel like I need to find out who I am and where I want to go with future work, and I feel i can only do this if i'm surrounded by other fresh work, and the right environment. So im harrassing everybody to let me Intern with them!

you can see the wonderfull things POCKO do here : http://www.pocko.com/

I also managed to speak to Mark Smith, a Designer based in Old Street,London. Who is the friend of my lovely new found friend Lisa.

Mark was extremely helpful, and gave great advice about who to get involved with and how to bombard people with my work, his company have worked on many successful projects which you can see on his website here : http://www.marksmithdesign.com/

So all in all, I'm excited for the new year, and what it will bring, and hope to meet many more people helpful and inspiring creatives, and I think my work can only benefit from it!