About me.

Profile

My name is Mattie, I am an Illustrator and Graphic Designer with an infatuation with how we interact with the world visually. I am fascinated by the concept of escapism and expression of the mind, which supplements my passion for art. Artistic expression, whether it's through illustration, graphic design, animation or music enables me to channel a wild and creative imagination into something that hopefully speaks to people.

Experience

Ontop of receiving A* in Art and Design at GSCE and A-Level,  I studied BA Illustration for 3 years at Arts University Bournemouth, and received First Class Hours upon graduation in 2020. From here I was lucky enough to work 4 months in the Performance Marketing Department at the Video Game development studio ‘King’. As a contracted freelancer, I worked on its four most popular series: Candy Crush Saga, Bubble Witch Saga, Pet Rescue Saga, and Farm Heroes Saga.

 Independently I have produced branding and logos for dozens of musicians and record labels, which entails varying graphic content from social media promotional material, to banners, posters and animated videos. 

Skills

Passionate: I genuinely love art, and enjoy investing all my time and energy into projects I am enthusiastic about.

IT Skills: Experience in most Adobe Suite programmes and practise in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

Open minded: Always committed to trying something new, pushing myself out the comfort zone and digesting the criticism and viewpoints of others.

Considerate: I care a lot about people and hence, always want to ensure I am delivering work that will satisfy my client whilst being friendly in the process.

Tools

I have professional ability in Adobe Photoshop, actively employing it since I was 14 years old, and am now capable of navigating through a variety of software such as Lightroom, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects,  Pixelmator and Final Cut Pro to complete cohesive hand-drawn animations and Video edits. I utilise a Wacom drawing tablet and am also competent in sound design in Ableton Live. 

Contact

Email - matthewknapman18@gmail.com

Tel - 123-456-7890