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Illustrations © Claire Marchant 2019

Through my continued development of a wide range of illustrative, graphic design and animation work, I have become passionate about using different formats to artistically represent information and engage audiences or readers.

 

My print and digital work has been inspired by a range of locations and organisations including Horsham Museum and Fishers Farm Park. Using a variety of Adobe software and traditional techniques, I have created work which has been exhibited and sold.

Illustration Experience

Heritage

I have worked on multiple projects independently in response to historical artefacts and environments within Museums in Surrey, Sussex and London.

Outcomes include:

  • A fictitious archive of print elements and objects, inspired by the life of Anne Bonny, discovered at the National Maritime Museum, London. Connecting the past to contemporary issues and events to engage younger audiences.

  • An illustrative and photography catalogue book titled 'Oh Yes, That Brings Back Memories' inspired by collections of reminiscence objects loaned from Horsham Museum and Art Gallery.

  • A shot animation piece 'A Potter Around', inspired by the pottery displays at the Museum of Farnham and how each new visit to museums can bring new stories to light. Using 2D drawn animations, filmed sequences and photography combined digitally on Photoshop.

  • Remembrance Day commemorative series of illustrative and photographic outcomes. This included ink illustrations for a zine and photo montages, constructed from my Grandad's collections of photographs, objects and documents from World War II.

Children's

I aim to engage young audiences (children/young adults) in my work, which I have achieved in previous independent projects.

Outcomes include:

  • I have constructed a series of interactive poetic narratives using a Volvelle format on the subject of immigration from a child's perspective. I used the socially popular animal of an Alpaca as the titular character throughout.

  • Motion Graphics (GIFs) to be used for digital content, carefully created using charcoal, oil pastel and rubbing textures. Photoshop knowledge enabled these tactile elements to be converted to the widely-sharable medium of animation.

University Studies

First Class Degree

Illustration Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

2016-2019

Studied at: University for the Creative Arts, Farnham

Skillset

Digital Software:

Adobe Photoshop 

Adobe InDesign 

Illustrative subject matter:

 Animals

Architecture

Objects

Observation

People

Media:

Ink (including and excluding watercolour)

Animation (drawn and digital, GIFs and full sequences)

Charcoal

Lino printing

Photography  (photo montage, image correction)

Education

A Levels:

Art and Design (A)

Graphic Communication (A*)

Photography (A*)

2013-2015

Studied at: College of Richard Collyer

Exhibitions

 

UCA Graduate Show 2019

University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, Surrey

'Origins' Illustration Exhibition

University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, Surrey

May 2018

 

Collyer's in focus

Art Gallery, Capitol Theatre, Horsham, West Sussex

Nov 2015

 

Collyer's Photography Exhibition

Horsham Museum and Art Gallery, Horsham, West Sussex

24th September - 25th October 2014