Nicola Hamlin

Statement

My illustrations use bright, striking colours that immediately capture the viewers’ attention and draw them into the subtleties of the image. At times, my work can be abstract and subtly alludes to a secondary meaning or narrative through my consistent use of shape. As my portfolio is predominantly made up of singular images, my illustrations work well as book covers, campaign posters, editorial images as well as packaging. I love to incorporate hand-drawn typography into my work and use text as a physical space for a narrative to exist within. Through my use of both analogue and digital methodology, I can create stimulating and powerful images while also keeping to a strict deadline. My portfolio is a reflection of my personal interests which include gender equality, staying fit and active, environmentalism and mental health.

Achievements & Experience

University of the West of England (2020):
- BA Hons Illustration

Carmel College (2017):
- UAL Level 4 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design
- UAL Drawing Award

Contact

Personal Professional Website Personal professional email

Featured Projects:

SOON

Poster design for ‘Creatives against COVID19’ to raise money for Women’s Aid and ISPCC Childline, turned into a poster campaign to raise awareness for the charities.

NEAR

Poster design for ‘Creatives against COVID19’ to raise money for Women’s Aid and ISPCC Childline, turned into a poster campaign to raise awareness for the charities.

BSSP Cover Design

Book cover design for the 'Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology'.

Le Mans

Poster design for Le 24 Heures du Mans.

Goodnight Mister Tom

Book cover design for Michelle Magorian's 'Goodnight Mister Tom'.

Rebuild the World

D&AD entry for the Lego Group's 'Rebuild the World' brief.