Simon Walmesley

Freelance Illustrator Leamington Spa, uk

8 years as the In-house Illustrator for educational publishers LCP

Very familiar with the requirements for educational artwork, having worked on Primary, Secondary and Language products, and produced artwork for a variety of uses including sequential stories, photocopiable sheets, and single images for flashcards.

Over 17 years using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

Well versed in both the Mac and PC versions of both Photoshop and Illustrator, having used both programmes to colour scanned-in artwork for both print and interactive software.
Adept at working with bezier curves, and I have also used Flash to create animations for interactive products.

Excellent freehand drawing skills

Having produced artwork freehand for many years, drawing and inking by hand, before colouring it in on a computer, I can also hand render drawings using inks. My style is very adaptable, from a ‘cartoon’ approach, to a more realistic one. I have frequently produced work to match another artist’s style convincingly.

Education

Southampton Solent University

BA (Hons) 2:1 Graphic Design

Clients

Macmillan Education Oxford University Press Scholastic Education Springboard Stories Cambridge University Press

Specialties

Illustration Vector Art & Bezier Curves Photoshop Illustrator Freehand Drawing Comic Art Educational Publishing Artwork

Skills

Photoshop Illustrator Vector Art Freehand Drawing Storyboarding Cartooning Caricatures Pen & Ink Comic Art Bezier Curves