1.3.2 Creative design toolkit

This page is an ongoing reflection on my creative process. It reflects on my working practice so far and looks at how it can be made more effective in terms of creative and meaningful outcomes, and enable me to become more productive and avoid getting stuck. Design Council Design Diamond from DCD website : https://www.designcouncil.org.uk/news-opinion/design-process-what-double-diamond […]

Assignment 1: Zemni 2019

!!Links and images to be updated March 2021 Assignment 1 looks in more detail at my practice and personal voice underpinning my work in this module. 1.1 Personal Statement   This first exercise reviews my currently very diverse work and media experimentation from earlier OCA Visual Communications courses in Illustration, Printmaking and Book Design and how […]


I am interested in a range of different illustration, printmaking and photographic styles including: surrealist minimalism of Alessandro Gottardo, David Shrigley and Rose Wylie cartoons of Gerald Scarfe, Ronald Searle and Yoshimoto Nara political collages and prints from US Civil Rights movement angry images of Basquiat, Tracey Emin and Louise Bourgeois graphic narrative styles of […]

E1.4 What’s Next?

Blog text with anticipated schedule working full time on this module, together with the Visual Research Module – aiming to finish that end of May 2020. Plan January 2019 My work for this module focuses on different approaches to documentary illustration. This continues a concern with the multi-layered nature of experience of places and interplay of […]

E1.3 Creatively exploring my process: Street corner in Addis

TASK This project aimed to short-circuit my existing creative process by suggesting a range of new non-linear prompts to respond to and learn from, each taking 5-10 minutes of creative activity. Aiming to fail and learn through the process rather than trying to create something I knew I could achieve. Useful quotes from Course Text […]

E1.2 Skills and Media

I work in a range of media. The basis is generally photography or sketching and painting in natural media or on my iPad. These images may then be combined and further developed in different printmaking media, digital software, collage or animation. Some of my work is more experimental and abstract, exploring the range of intentional […]

E1.1 Developing my Personal Statement