In response to my final project at Bath Spa University, I created whimsical characters of myself to illustrate a professional context dossier, where I summarise my 'perfect future' and complete written assignments.
These images illustrate the expectations vs. reality of your well being. It's essential to keep a balanced lifestyle between ambitions and personal needs.
All digitally drawn and coloured on Photoshop using a Wacom Intuos pen tablet.
Neena has a secret ability which awakens each night.
Fly alongside her and Fruits into a moonlit rainforest where you'll meet all her amazing, mystical friends.
Be immersed in this charming adaptation of Filipino mythology.
Neena's Nights is an illustrated, original children's book inspired by the mythical creatures of the Philippines.
Format: 210mm x 210mm paperback.
Inside end covers and title page
A bold tropical pattern and dreamy night sky to reflect the narrative's content.
The illustrations were created using Photoshop then placed with text using InDesign. The visuals are a dreamy, mystical blend of textures and vibrant colours.
Neena’s Character Design
As the main character of a Filipino inspired narrative, I gave the female protagonist Filipino features: big eyes, buttoned nose and long straight hair.
Spot The Signs
Aaron has a good life, he's safe and provided for by his loving family.
But even he can't be sheltered from the injustice of modern slavery apparent in every corner of the world.
Help Aaron spot the signs of human trafficking and reflect on how this may already occur in your life.
As he crosses paths with different forms of abuse or mistreatment towards others, he can't help sense something is wrong, even at his young age.
If you feel or know something or someone that makes you uncomfortable or sad, tell an adult, an authority figure or dial 999.
People should not be exploited, bought or sold.
In line with the National Curriculum criteria in UK schools, this educational, A5 booklet would be used as class material for Key stage 3, Yr. 7 children (ages 11-12). The content is of illustrated cases of human trafficking in a child friendly design. It's easy to absorb whilst able to bring awareness to the issues and solutions.
Illustrated using Photoshop then placed with text in InDesign. The aesthetic is friendly and eye catching but ensures readability for children aged 11-12.
Aaron’s Character Design
In light of the serious topic this character is presented in, I created a colourful, child protagonist which the target audience could relate to.
A collaborative project with Bath Spa University's MA Writing for Young People Anthology. Four B&W Illustrations to accompany four extracts briefed by the respective authors. Published in the 2017 Bath Spa Anthology, Torchlight.
‘A life-changing friendship develops between a Stone Age boy and a child of our time as they venture together through the ancient forest, in search of a missing baby.' -Sophie Kirtley
The Dream Eater
‘Amaya’s small brother gets taken by the Dream Eater into the bamboo forest. She sets off to find him, along with her pet goat, before her brothers dreams are all eaten up and the memory of him disappears’. -Damaris Young
The Thief OF Serendib
'Being a secret Robin Hood-style thief is hard enough, but when Chaya steals the Queen’s jewels things go very wrong indeed. Now she’s on the run through the jungle with her best friend slash escaped convict, an annoying new frenemy, and the King’s elephant in tow.’ -Nizrana Farook
Under The Velvet Seats
‘14 year old Bobbie dreams of the big stage and roaring applause, but now the war is here and Mum wants her to fit in with society's expectations. When Bobbie finally snaps and refuses to conform, she runs away to an audition. On her journey, life tips upside down and she begins to question if she can really make it.’ -Emma Elson
Not Enough Time
Audio by Tiffany Dufu
A 60 second visual representation to accompany the assigned audio about time management. Assets illustrated on Photoshop, composition via After Effects.
Not Enough Time
Audio by Tiffany Dufu
'Death' by Sean Hughes
A square GIF influenced by the late Sean Hughes' Poem 'Death'. In this he writes about his unconventional funeral, 'I didn't know him, but cheers' as trendy people gather at the bar to enjoy the free drinks on his behalf.
Assets produced via Photoshop, motion via Premiere Pro
I want to be cremated
I know how boring funerals can be
I want people to gather
meet new people
have a laugh, a dance, meet a loved one.
I want people to have free drink all night.
I want people to patch together, half truths.
I want people to contradict each other
I want them to say ‘I didn’t know him but cheers’
I want my parents there,
adding more pain to their life.
I want the Guardian to mis-sprint three lines about me
or to be mentioned on the news
Just before the ‘parrot who loves Brookside’ story.
I want to have my ashes scattered in a bar,
on the floor, mingle with sawdust,
a bar where beautiful trendy people
Will trample over me… again
I didn't know him, but cheers
Aesthetically appealing compositions of sweets and magnets. Intended as simple but effective website backgrounds.
All individually photographed. Compiled and colour corrected using Photoshop.
Vegan Recipe Illustrations
Vegan In London Illustrated
Conceptualised as a collectable, monthly series of illustrated vegan specialties found in London based, vegan restaurants. This edition starts with January in spirit of Veganuary showcasing dishes from ‘NAMA’.
As a dedicated follower of Korean pop music and trending artists, I like to illustrate some of my favourite bands and social media influencers. It's a fantastic way to relieve stress, experiment new styles and stay productive.
Illustrated using Photoshop, incorporating textures, brushes and colours. These images combined have over 480 likes on my Instagram page.