I am exceptionally creative, which seems the simplest way to describe myself. My areas of focus are design/ creative artworking and editorial. I’m a conceptual designer and problem solver, and I’m at my best when using a combination of my language and design skills. For example, when I design marketing campaigns and brainstorm projects I’m able to storyboard and sketch at the same time as I write copy.
I moved into the Publishing Industry in 2014, while gaining an MA in Creative Writing from Oxford Brookes University (Graduated Oct 2017).
I write fiction in my spare time and I’m especially passionate about applying my storytelling skills to design, branding, marketing and communication. I will happily talk your ear off about hooks, improving structure for maximum engagement, and making sure any story you’re telling hits the hearts of your audience!
I have over 10 years of artworking, design, branding and communications experience. I trained as a 2D animator at Northumbria University for my undergraduate degree. I spent my early career writing feature length scripts and pitch documents for an American film studio, and also working in the animation and film industry as a storyboarder and production designer. I have also worked as a Graphic Designer and in-house Illustrator in the ELT industry.
I’ve been a creative freelancer for 10 years and I’m currently based in Oxfordshire. I can be hired as an Illustrator, Story Artist and/or Creative Artworker.
I worked in Japan as an Illustrator and Learning Materials Designer for Jibun Mirai, Osaka. (textbooks, apps, TV and Skype lessons)
I also worked as an in-house Graphic Designer for 55Max, London. (Bespoke design, products, books)
+ Editorial + Product + Pattern design + Portraits + Fashion + Book Illustration + Marketing + Branding + Board games + Sign Writing (NEW)
+ 2D animation (mixed media) + Storyboards + Story development + Concept & Character Design + Games/ apps + Board games +
+ Book layout design + Marketing collateral + Digital design for websites & social media + Product Packaging design + Product Design +
My day rate for projects is £200, and my hourly rate is £30. I can give quotes for longer projects. I’m willing to consider long term projects that may block out a considerable amount of my time for a number of weeks or months. Please contact me early to avoid disappointment.
Please drop me an enquiry to hello(at)klara.co.uk and I’ll get back to you within 48 hours. Can’t wait? You can go ahead and call me on 44(0)780 432 4391 .
Are you Oxford or London based? I can offer consultations in person when possible. Contact me to arrange a meeting.