Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Robbie Porter

Robbie Porter 
A visiting professional illustration came and visited our University. He was taught my Amber (our first year tutor) at Veron Street studying on the Foundation Degree.

. Iinspiration... Calvin & Hobbes by Bill Watterson, Brendon Monroe, TNMT, Antony Gormley, Matt Swan, Magritte (trained in GD), Eleni Kalorkoti, Lizzi Stewart, Craig Frazier, Jason Munn (Small Sticks).
. At college he was unsure about the directed he wanted to go in, so he focused his ideas . . . multidisciplinary, practices include: photography, print, type, sewing, graphic design, sculpture, animation & illustration.
. FMP "Bed Bugs" surface pattern design
. 6 months drawing, 6 months internship at a Edinburgh Printmkers.
. IRA glass. huge inspiration... podcast. 'This American Life'
. Sketchbooks are RESTRICTING
. Having a style makes you memorable.
. Go back to your old work and redesign it . . . gives you confidence.
. Your best resource is YOURSELF
. Getty Image ... idea generation.
. Computer arts magazine . . . interviews for it.
. Adobe Kuler.
. Practice Topical illustration ... great viewing platform or MONEY.
. USE a website / blog / newspapers / agencies / client lists on professional websites / competitions / printed portfolio / cargo collective / craft fairs / entrepreneurs.
. Freelance ... ART QUEST (great resource)

With Associates

The List
The Skinny
Computer Arts Projects
UCLA Magazine
The Other Side Magazine
Has Bean Coffee
Hammars Hill Energy
MCG PR Leeds
Edinburgh Printmakers
Northwind Associates

Don't look back

Tsunami Poster
After the terrible earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan, I created this poster which was used at various auctions and exhibitions to help raise money. 


Running away from home

A poster designed for his friends, who regularly meet up for film and movie nights.

Take a leaf out of his book

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