Welcome to the AOI meet-up for disabled illustrators, in the widest possible definition.
In this meet-up we give the mic back to one of our attending community...
Our guest speaker will be Spike - an illustrator based in rural Nottinghamshire. They will walk us through what it is to be a working dyslexic illustrator and why they often find it hard to navigate their way through this visual industry as so many of our interactions are based on written transactions that are either contextual or contractual.
Spike graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with a BA in illustration, and even though they live in the middle of England, they have long been inspired by the sea from their holidays to beaches in the UK. And that’s what they share about their current creative practice: “This has led me to an ongoing idea of my alternative vision of Seapunk, as a reaction to current events happening to the environment. I've recently been teaching myself Blender with the aim of creating my own creative universe influenced by Jamie Hewlett's work on the Gorillaz Album 'Plastic Beach' to highlight the negative impact we have on our seas and oceans. Through my work, I want to create illustrations that both shock and raise awareness without scaring people away.“
Learn more about Spike and how they make it work on 16th October (Mon) 7-8:30pm online via Zoom.