Tiyahna Drake

Statement

My name is Tiyahna, I am a 22 year old graphic designer originally from Hertfordshire and have recently graduated from UWE. I am creative and an artistic designer with preference in the process of making, drawing and printing physically but also enjoy working editorially.

Achievements & Experience

Duke of Edinburgh Award
March 2013 – Present
The scheme was very enlightening and involved expeditions, team building exercises, physical tasks, mental endurance and perseverance. These are invaluable key assets and attributes that will aid me moving
forward. As part of Duke of Edinburgh you have to volunteer and learn a new skill, for my volunteering section I helped out in a Year 7 art class once a week for an hour. For my skills section I took part in young
enterprise.

The Slade School of Fine Art
Summer 2015
I enrolled at The Slade for a six-week observational drawing course, one evening a week. The course helped me develop my skills and become more confident when drawing.

University of the West of England - UWE
Bristol
Course: Graphic Design - BA (Hons)
2:1

Featured Projects:

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STAY HOME AND GARDEN

I created a publication about how gardening and household plants have become increasingly popular due to the global pandemic, Covid-19. Inside the publication includes how plants and gardening can reduce stress, make you happy and what you can do during this time of uncertainty.

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GET COMFORTABLE

I created some posters to go with a magazine, the posters are for opening your mind and to change negative opinions of drag queens if you have any. Stickers and posters are included in the magazine as a way of being able to show support and celebrate drag queens.

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WEAR A MASK

Wearing a face covering in shops and supermarkets in England is to become mandatory from 24 July. I have created posters to remind people to wear a mask when out in public.

EVERYTHING ABOUT ONE THING

I created a book about cheese. I interviewed my local cheese monger and other people about cheese, some people love it and others hate it. I included some art directed imagery in the book. For the front cover I laser cut into cheese and melted it on toast.