Phill Evans Illustration

Summary

Since 2008 I have been enjoying the wide range of challenges which being a freelance illustrator has bought my way. From working in a school as artist in residence to designing and making a 16m interactive mural for Homestart, from private commissions to make dog portraits as Civil War generals to illustrating a whole book on women's history. I specialise in developing digital illustrations using Adobe Photoshop, however I was heavily influenced in my early days by illustrators of the 19th and early 20th century. I try to bring the draughtsmanship of my heroes to the digital tools available today. I am currently undertaking an MA in Design Practice at Glyndwr University, Wrexham, North Wales.

Experiences

  • Learning Support Assistant.
      After graduating in 2008 I worked part time for three years as a Learning Support Assistant at Glyndwr University, Wrexham (predominantly the North Wales School of Art & Design.) I supported adult students with a range of learning problems through their various arts based BA(Hons) courses.
      From 2009-01-06 To 2011-06-20
  • Mentorship and tutoring.
      I have worked with a young man who has been home schooled to help develop his (already considerable) drawing and design skills.
      From 2010-12-01 To 2011-10-10
  • 16m interactive mural for preschoolers.
      I designed, made and installed a 16m long interactive mural for preschoolers in a play area. Commissioned by the Home Start Organization.
      From 2009-05-15 To 2009-08-17
  • Teaching Basic Drawing Skills
      With a colleague I provided a series of ten weekly sessions on drawing for adult beginners. Covered mark making, observational drawing, life drawing, textural mark making and digital drawing.
      From 2008-10-05 To 2009-10-20
  • "Artist in Residence."
      I provided a weekly arts club for a local primary school (ages 4-10)for six months in 2009. Working with each year separately we looked at drawing (mark making and constructing drawings) as well as basic print making (monoprints and relief prints).
      From 2009-01-12 To 2009-07-15

Educations

  • BA(Hons) Illustration
      North Wales School of Art & Design (part of Glyndwr University, Wrexham, North Wales.)
      From 2005-06-15 To 2009-10-01

Skills

  • Illustration.
  • Teaching and supervision. Drawing, drawing in Photoshop.

Publications

  • Women's History For Beginners
      Creators: Dr Bonnie Morris, Phill Evans
      Publisher: For Beginners Books
      ISBN: 1934389609
  • Mario Rodríguez Losada (O Pinche, O Langullo). Guerrilla Warfare in Galicia
      Creators: Antonio Téllez Solá
      Publisher: Christie Books
      ISBN: B0085F9I3M
  • A Bee In My Bonnet: Obsessions of a Bee Keeper
      Creators: Louise Westwood
      Publisher: Northern Bee Books
      ISBN: 1904846890
  • Moonlight, Murder & Machinery
      Creators: John Paul Catton
      Publisher: Winston Saint Press
      ISBN: 4990632001
  • Romeo And Juliet
      Creators: William Shakespeare, Simon Graves & Phill Evans
      Publisher: Shakespeare Comic Books
      ISBN: 0955376149
  • A Midsummer Nights Dream
      Creators: William Shakespeare, Simon Graves & Phill Evans
      Publisher: Shakespeare Comic Books
      ISBN: 0955376130
  • The Big Book of Contemporary Illustration
      Creators: Martin Dawber
      Publisher: Batsford
      ISBN: 1906388318
  • Images 32
      Creators: Association of Illustrators
      Publisher: Association of Illustrators
      ISBN: 0955807697