Self-employed illustrator Jasmine Floyd came to the college to talk to Level 3 Art and Design students about her journey and showcase her work.
Jasmine, who studied A levels in photography, graphics, fine art, and English language, before completing a degree in illustration and graphic design, specialises in printmaking, and has illustrated two books – ‘A Miscellany of Mischief and Magic: Discover history’s best hoaxes, hijinks, tricks and illusions’ and ‘Beyond Belief’.
Image taken from 'Beyond Belief' by Alex Woolf and Jasmine Floyd
Outside of this, Jasmine has produced two designs for ‘Today at Apple’, and an International Women’s Day design for Google, as well as work for Aquila, a children’s magazine.
During her visit to the college, Jasmine gave an illuminating, hour-long talk during which she showcased her work dating from school to the present day. This was to reinforce her key theme, the importance of progression, and to highlight that work produced now would not be perfect, and that this was natural.
She also described the importance of working hard and perseverance:
“I was getting up at 2am to do my self-employed work for clients, then getting a train at 5am, waiting an hour and a half for a connection every day so that I could work a day job.”
Jasmine has since left this role and is now fully self-employed, getting all of her work through her website (www.jasminesillustrations.co.uk), as well as her Instagram (@jasminefloyd).
If you are interested in purchasing one of Jasmines books, they are available using the links below, or at all good book retailers.
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