Degree Show 2020


Work on display: Illustration

To be an illustrator is to be a problem solver, taking an idea from a client and turning it into something visual that can communicate in a visual world. From the outset, our students experience different aspects of an illustration practitioner’s daily life, working to tight deadlines and to industry briefs as they discover their own way of generating creative solutions to make hardworking pictures.

The projects seen within Illustration exemplify how the students have shaped their practice to work towards employment in one of the numerous branches of this exciting discipline. The subject matter is as wide ranging as it is cleverly handled and the stories they tell come in a diverse range of styles and mediums. Their personal authorship is what shines through as the students celebrate the kind of illustrator they have become.

With the incredible work being showcased in the exhibition, there is no doubt this year’s cohort will go on to emulate their predecessors successes, many of whom work with the likes of Scriberia, the New York Times, The Folio Society, The Guardian, and Time Out (to name but a few) or have gone on to land contracts with major publishers around the world.

Dr Michael Peter
Programme Director, Illustration

Andrew Bastow

I have a versatile approach to illustration, but I specialise in portraiture using traditional media and minimal...

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Leah Cameron

My main goal as an illustrator is to tell a story with my work. I often use comics as a medium for this as I feel...

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Sophie Dalgleish

I am an Illustrator based in Glasgow and Dundee and my work mainly consists of digital drawing and design. While...

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Graeme Docherty

I have a passion for character design and storytelling, which I use to help create my quirky, colourful and often...

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Louise Elder

I am a passionate, Scottish illustrator that strives to convey narrative and character performance, in both picture...

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Kerry Fleming

Being obsessed with fantasy, the female experience and bright colours whilst simultaneously harbouring a...

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Harriet Johnston

I'm a Scottish Illustrator and Comic Artist who enjoys making work driven by their hyperfixations and a healthy...

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Lola Knibb

I tell stories and dedicate them to people. They are stories about our experiences as people – about growing up,...

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Greg McIndoe

I am an illustrator and designer based in Glasgow, Scotland. My work is all about abstraction and I enjoy playing...

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Nicole Mclaughlin

I am a Glaswegian Illustrator with an unhealthy obsession with cats. The main focus of my practice is to make...

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Justine Matthew

I am a Scottish illustrator from Aberdeenshire with a passion for the bright and colourful, in my work, I like to...

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Alice Prentice

Communication Design is the presentation of information through visuals and often includes a combination of...

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Robbie Reid

The inspiration for my work comes from an eclectic mix of sources; from superhero comics and 1950's fashion...

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Cara Rooney

In my design work, I want to encourage a fascination for nature, and ensure that the little children of the future...

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Jagoda Sadowska

As an illustrator and I approach my work with a juvenile sense of humor and take inspiration from mundane everyday...

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Niamh Shaw

I’m a Scottish Illustrator who uses graphite and water colour, combined with digital techniques to make my work...

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Iain Smith

I am a Caribbean illustrator from the Cayman Islands with a focus on queer identity and expression in my work. I...

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Jess Smith

I’m a Scottish illustrator based in Dundee. Often using technology to create art, I enjoy producing work using...

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Rebecca Smith

With my illustration work, I focus on creating minimal, colourful designs. I enjoy exploring both digital and...

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Zoe Swann

My main interest as an illustrator is finding ways of communicating ideas or information through visuals that are...

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Rebecca Thomson

I am a Scottish illustrator and portrait artist with a passion for exploring different mediums to create...

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Sorcha Tolland

I‘m a Scottish Artist/Illustrator, and spent my childhood surrounded by nature, forests and farms, or lost in the...

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Emma Turbitt

I am a Northern Irish illustrator with a passion and interest in creating eye-catching imagery in a range of...

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Arianna Vettraino

I am constantly inspired and excited by the ways in which children’s books harness illustration to make a...

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Olivia Webster

I am a Scottish illustrator with a particular interest in creating books for children. Typically, I use digital...

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Course information

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design and Architecture Graduate Showcase at University of Dundee