Creative CV // Rough Template & Considered Unique Design

KARINA SAWYER

Artist, Illustrator, Designer, Printmaker

I am a multi-media image-maker with a curious mind looking to apply myself. An avid enthusiast of all things PRINT and INK related, whether it be sleek and graphic or gritty and ephemeral. I enjoy creating compositions through a process of conceptualisation and re-interpetation. The results, a considered interplay of simplicity and texture.

Curious? Contact me

cargocollective.com/karina-sawyer-illustration

Instagram/Twitter: @bokuseki_k // @kari6skipper

Email: karina.h.sawyer@gmail.com

Mobile: 07411202183

  • Education

Currently working in Norwich, with recent completion of a BA(Hons) in Illustration from Norwich University of the Arts (2014-2017) – Collaborative experience, further experience with Adobe & Wacom Tablet and Printmaking preparation and engagement in a variety of techniques.

Foundation Diploma in Art & Design with Visual Communication from Cambridge Regional College (2013-2014) – Experience gained in Adobe Photoshop and basic Illustrator for digital manipulation, re-touching and collage.

A-Levels including Art & Design and Photography from Comberton Sixth Form College (2011-2013) & GCSEs from Comberton Village College achieving A*-B (2006-2011)

  • Relevant Experience

Volunteering at ON PAPER festival (October 2016) – Hands-on involvement with negotiation of event, its set up/take down, corresponding promotional work with public and social media space, curation and invigilation of pop-up exhibition & direct responsibility of trading artwork with public.

Curation and Visual Identity Team Member for Group Exhibition ‘Ampersand’ (March 2017) – negotiation and strict consideration of assigning exhibition space for a large group of diverse practitioners to show work. Visual identity included input into the promotional and print production work for accompanying poster/flyer. Responsible for quick, considered decisions and direction under pressures of deadlines, devising solutions to creative problems.

Visual Identity and Design for Illustration Graduate Show Publication 2017 (Norwich University of the Arts) – Working within a small team alongside the Graduate Show Curation Team to generate a cohesive design to represent our degree course. Considering design and print production, logistics of budget and implementation of logical, clear and honest communication of our BA Illustration collective within a pressures of deadlines and multiple task responsibility.

My part-time work (in the service industry) implemented my passion for independent businesses and delivering a quality service to reflect well upon a cooperative team. I am someone who motivates and is motivated by others. Collaboration and studio ethos are well-suited but due to a determination to succeed and to deliver impressive results under pressure, I also feel competent in solo work.

  • Traits/Interests /Attitude

I have a keen eye for detail and approach all my work with an intensity and organised precision that does nothing to restrict my easy-going personality. I love to find the beauty in the imperfect and am constantly inspired by the past and nature. I relish being active and travelling with a sketchbook and camera in-hand, but also enjoy spending time with my collection of books, comics & zines.

  • Expertise, Skills and Knowledge. My choice of medium often allows spontaneous action and excitement to my approach, whether that be bleeds within my ink drawings or digital manipulation effects (Software & Technical Specialism – visually rate knowledge – basic, average, expert)

Digital/Adobe Software: Particular Strengths in Design, Manipulation and Layer Effects

Photoshop – Average/Expert

InDesign (particularly booklets) – Average

Illustrator – Basic

Literate on various social media platforms

Practical Skills: Mixed media with a particular Strength in drawing, collage and printmaking

Screenprint – Average

Risograph – Average

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