This morning we showcase recent graphic design graduate from Manchester Metropolitan University Yazmin Brooks. Yazmin describes herself as a designer and illustrator “whose main medium is paper card and prefers to “hand draw every detail onto the images I create from paper.”
“I love to spend hours creating images for family, friends as well as myself, I love how every single piece I cut out and put together is individual and there will never be one like it, I feel that you’re able to see all the passion and dedication put into each element I create.”
“I have big passion and love for all things hand-made that help to keep the traditional crafts and techniques alive. I love to recycle paper and card. I keep and collect any bits of material that I can use within my work. From doing a degree in Graphic Design this has taught me all about layouts, composition and combining the hand made and traditional methods with new and advancing technology. I still wont use a lazer cutter as I feel my hand cut designs have more value, more personality and are all unique. This degree has also opened a new passion for me which is creating typography out of paper and card, bringing letters, words and sentences alive.”
“Within the future I would love to explore the set design and prop world as well, being able to bring a plain empty space indoors and outdoors alive. I would love to pursue into children’s book illustration, to even creating imagery for the textile industry. I will always keep pursuing my dreams and creating images for myself, to improve and keep my talent alive. My main inspirations have been Owen Gildersleeve, Hattie Newman, Quintin Jones, amd Helen Musselwhite.”
See more of Yazmin’s work at http://cargocollective.com/yazmin89/About-Yazmin-Brooks.