Jordan Carter’s website bio states, “I enjoy long starlit walks along the soggy shoreline and apple bobbing in baskets of kittens. I am sensitive, delicate and some say a great listener.” So we were off to a good start with that. Top it off with an impressive showreel and a portfolio full of creative illustration and we were sold. We asked Jordan more about his work and background:
“I graduated last year from Norwich University of the Arts [NUA] with a degree in games design. Although it was an interesting course I didn’t really enjoy the more technical 3D side of the it. So when I graduated I decided to pursue a career in illustration, which is something I have always enjoyed ever since I was a tiny me. As soon as I graduated I started entering illustration competitions to try to figure out what my style was and how I could distil it down into something I enjoyed doing, and hopefully something people enjoyed looking at.
“I started out freelance at the beginning of this year and have worked with and for some amazing people like Ohh Deer, Inkygoodness, Ammo magazine and Fiasco design. When it comes to my work I like to mix it up and blend two styles or processes together; typically hand drawn sketches blended with stronger colourful graphic elements. My aim is to create something that has obvious segregation when it comes to style but works well as a whole. I’ve always been inspired by the tactile feel and look of print and the witty DIY hand painted look of street art, so I guess that is where my style has evolved from.”
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Fake magazine featured me on their blog. Before you do anything else tonight you should probably check it and them out. They’re pretty darn swell!