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Angela Keoghan

Illustrator               

Bachelor of Media Arts (Honours) - Photography/Illustration pathway

​​Awards: Vodafone Music Awards Tui for ‘Best Album Cover’ Multiple awards in the 3x3 Pro Show and Children’s Picture Book Show Shortlisted for the Association of Illustration Awards 2014 in the UK. ​

Angela Keoghan is a freelance illustrator whose whimsical style combines a variety of digital and organic media. Her work is inspired by exploration, travel, nature and a library of vintage children’s books, and has seen her win many awards. Working as The Picture Garden, a studio she runs with husband Jayden, she creates images for clients all over the world. 

A typical work day involves conceptual problem solving, delivering ideas and generally drawing pictures for a living, Angela says. “Day to day I accept commissions for editorial, advertising and publishing illustration. I create concept sketches and then work them into final artwork ready for print, the web or, occasionally, a pantry cupboard or café wall.”​

Angela chose to study at Wintec because the Media Arts programme is industry-based and has a variety of media covered, including her particular interests of painting, photography and graphic design. 

“Highlights were having access to a wide variety of facilities, not just those in the stream I was studying, and enjoying other creative minds who taught and studied alongside me,” she says. “The main thing I learnt was to think critically about ideas and how to resolve creative problems in inventive ways.” 

“Media Arts gave me a great visual grounding and history from which to expand on in the industry and it was up to me to use that to its fullest potential once I left study.” Angela aims to keep working as a freelance illustrator on a global scale and keep exploring the different opportunities open to her in this field.                

Check out Angela's work here and follow her on Twitter here​.​​