Kells Hayward

Statement

I am very passionate and driven when it comes to my work. My personal projects mainly surround issues such as the environmental crisis with the aim to inspire positive change to the planet. This usually renders in the form of digital artwork, animations and gifs. I have worked with a wide range of clients, ensuring each one is extremely pleased with the outcome which is tailored to their satisfaction.

Achievements & Experience

I have achieved a BA(Hons) degree in Illustration in June 2020 with an upper 2:1. During this period, I additionally challenged myself with many self-driven projects. These include operating Shake fair stalls as well as running and promoting club events. Before university, I worked as a graphic designer for Footprinz. Here I designed leaflets, business cards, flyers and other promotional media. I have work experience as an art technician which allowed me to learn the technical ongoing for varies art practices.

Featured Projects:

Afloat

This work is based on the rising, homes invented in the Netherlands. These houses rise in the sea level to prevent flooding.

Recharge

This work is based on the Gaia theory that the earth acts similarly to a living organism due to the respiratory systems of the animals that occupy it. The renewable sources are there to recharge and save our planet.

Drive

The current global crisis at hand almost feels like hurtling towards a cliff with no breaks.

Growth

Ecosystems have an amazing way of recovering after a man-made disaster. A forest can recover 80 years after a forest fire.

Ignorance

This was for a self-driven editorial project based on a guardian article about climate change denial. In a survey carried out in America with a sample group of 7,000 participants, they found that as low as 50% of Americans thought climate change was due to man-made causes.

Barrier

Scientists say that artificial barriers built under the ice caps can prevent hot air rising to slow the rate of melting.