Studying with IDI has been a wonderful learning experience and I feel I have developed my knowledge and practise massively while also building a solid portfolio. The course has allowed me to explore illustration for narrative, packaging design and infographics – all areas that I am passionate about.
My Final Major Project was inspired by the word ‘Metamorphosis’. It is an illustration for a children’s educational book about cat evolution and domestication. I was able to create my own take on an educational book, weaving in narrative and adventure to create an engaging non-fiction publication.
I have also included my negotiated project in which I took inspiration from the theme of emotional contagion, creating an illustrated craft kit that can be sent on to friends to share happiness and joy.
Finally, I wrote and illustrated my own children’s book for the Pan Macmillan prize as part of a competition brief about a cat that explores the big city.