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Student success story: catching up with graphic design graduate Helen Bamborough

Helen graduated with a first class BA (Hons) Graphic Design degree from IDI in 2013. Until recently, she was working in the fast-paced world of fashion as a digital graphic designer for edgy clothing brand Whistles. She has now gone freelance, mainly working for fashion e-commerce sites. Helen has taken a breather from her busy schedule to catch us up on her progress and to share what she has learned so far with the next generation of graphic designers.

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Bikini in the snow

Bikini in the Snow: An Interview with Sorelle Amore

Sorelle Amore talks Bikinis, Glaciers and more to IDI

Meet Iceland-based, Australian photographer Sorelle Amore, who has recently become ‘internet famous’ via her Instagram account thanks to her Bikini in the Snow photo series. Taken in the sub-zero temperatures of Iceland, Sorelle bravely bares her bikini to take these playful self-portraits. She is a one woman team and does everything  herself on her shoots including; setup, styling, props, testing, photography, modelling and editing. Recently we had the chance to interview Sorelle and find out more about her fascinating project.

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Graduate Exhibition: Re-imagining Darwin’s World

Darwin Exhibition at Espacio gallery london

In this blog we introduce you to Sara Wickenden who, in 2015, graduated from IDI with a BA (Hons) in Interior Design. Recently, we caught up with Sara as she is getting ready for her next exhibition in May at the Espacio Gallery in London. Sara’s exhibition, Discovery: Re-imagining Darwin’s World, reveals the artist’s distinctive interpretations of Darwin’s investigations into the natural world. In this interview, Sara shares the details of her upcoming show and insights into her work as an artist.

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‘Catspiration’ and Illustration Advice from Kaori Mitsushima

Catching up with Japanese illustration artist Kaori Mitsushima

We first introduced you to illustration artist Kaori Mitsushima back in October of 2013. Her work is heavily influenced by her cultural heritage and her travels since leaving her home country of Japan. Her work is a quirky and cool fusion of East meets West with elements of traditional Japanese illustration. Since 2013 her illustration work has continued to flourish and expand. With her upcoming illustration exhibition this year in Prague, we decided to check in with her and find out more about her recent projects. Keep reading to get practical  illustration tips and to find out how Kaori keeps her creativity flowing.

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James Mylne on Being a Pioneer in the Art World

Modern Art is getting inked

James Mylne is a young artist who is considered to be a pioneer of ballpoint pen art. Over five years ago, Mylne was approached by BIC’s PR agency to create a photorealistic drawing of Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring. Over a period of 90 hours, using a single black pen, Mylne created a remarkable replica that astounded many. This project gained Mylne and pen art serious credibility within the art world. At the time, ballpoint drawing wasn’t really considered a legitimate form of art. Galleries and critics alike were hesitant about it, but Mylne’s extraordinary work raised the whole profile of the genre.

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