CATHERINE PLAYER

ILLUSTRATOR  /  PRINTMAKER

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WELCOME

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SKILLS

 

  • Good knowledge of strategic and user-centric design

 

  • Good timekeeping skills and ability to work to tight deadlines

 

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

 

  • Excellent traditional illustration skills: drawing, print and letterpress

 

  • Good standard of I.T. and good digital skills - Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign,  Muse, After Effects. Good knowledge of web design in Muse as well as e-book and interactive pdf creation using InDesign

 

  • Eagerness to try using new programmes and learn new skills

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Manchester Metropolitan University, Illustration with Animation ba (Sept 2013 – to date)

 

  • Macclesfield College , Diploma in Art and Design Foundation Studies (Sept 2012 – July 2013)

 

  • Tytherington High School and Sixth Form College (2004 – 2011)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

  • Illustration work for 'Let in The Stars, New Poetry for Children' (July 2014)

 

  • Graphic Novel and Illustration work - Claire Hamshire and Christopher Wibberley. The creation of a graphic novel student study guide.  (Sept 2014 - Continuing)

 

  • Flyer, leaflet and poster design for 'Bridging the Digital Divide' Workshop, MMU (Nov 2015)

 

  • Design Academy Workshop focusing on user experience and user-centric design. Earned highly commended award for presentation and research - Design Council (10th - 27th November 2015)

 

  • Flyer, leaflet design and workshop activity design for 'Devolution Manchester' Workshop (March 2016)

EXHIBITIONS

 

  • Macclesfield Silk Museum (Nov 2014 - Jan 2015) and (Nov 2015 - Jan 2016)

 

  • Amuse, Macclesfield (Nov 2015 - Jan 2016)

 

  • Stockport Art Gallery (Nov 2015 - Jan 2016)

 

  • The Tea Kitchens, Macclesfield (Oct 2015 - Nov 2015)

HI!

 

My name is Catherine Player. I'm a Macclesfield Artist and a recent Illustration with animation graduate from Manchester Metropolitan University.

 

I use a varied range of mediums from traditional to digital but I in particular love to use Lino Print and I really enjoy simply drawing. A lot of my work is based on drawings from life, of people, wildlife, still life and landscapes.

 

My work is fairly diverse. I've created work for a range of clients ranging from event artwork design to graphic novel work. What's more many of my lino prints have  been displayed in a variety of spaces and I have also hosted my own market stalls and workshops at local events.

 

In my spare time I enjoy rambling through the beautiful countryside surrounding my hometown of Macclesfield which has been a source of inspiration for many of my wildlife and landscape pieces. In contrast I'm also quite politically engaged. The issue of gender inequality in particular has played an important role within my projects. I based my last project on the issue of the lack of female statues and the representation of important women who's legacies had been ignored by history.  My next project is focusing on what girls are taught through picture books and fairy tales. I'm aiming to create my own children's picture book to contribute to changing stereotypical gender roles.

 

I hope you've enjoyed viewing my work, I designed this website myself don't you know! Please get in touch if you'd like to commission or work with me or even just to learn more about my work.

 

Thank you for dropping by!

 

 

 

 

 

GALLERY

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

ABOUT ME

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