First off, a little history
Welcome to my new monthly rolling blog!
As the title suggests and to start with, I have written a little piece below about where and how I started dumayne design, and if this first piece seems a little 'copy and paste', that's because you're reading my old 'about' page, which no longer exists here. Apologies for that, but I figured it was a good place to start...
In future, I will be adding a new feature each month, either directly or loosely relating to dumayne design - I hope you will find them both entertaining and informative, maybe even both. If you have any suggestions about topics you would like to know about, just get in touch. Here's the low down...
I am a British illustrator and designer, who graduated from Southampton University in the 1990’s.
Upon graduation, I began producing illustrative oil painting work based on folklore tales and whimsical stories. These paintings were exhibited and sold through various galleries, primarily in Wales, particularly around the Cardiff area, but also further afield in London, Chester and other cities.
During this time, I also worked with a range of clients including television production companies as their design counsel, as an artist in residence, and for fine art card publishing houses. I pursued the traditional career trajectory of the fine artist for around ten years after University. I produced many privately commissioned artworks as well as gallery pieces, but wanted to commercialise my art further and to expand my creative scope in different directions.
I started to produce computer illustrations in the early 2000’s, using industry standard software, Adobe Illustrator. The digital nature of these drawings meant that instead of a more localised art market, I found I could sell work around the world with ease using various internet portals.
Once I had ‘digitised’ the bulk of my artistic output, the design work I became involved with was more varied. Typical illustrative and design work for me these days involves smartphone ‘app’ designs, website spot illustrations, vehicle decals, business identity stationery and digital artwork prints for hotels, to name a few.
So that about covers the basics (again), please keep a lookout for future posts and I look forward to adding my next installment for your delectation and perusal...
Thanks for reading,