Hello! My name is Aaron Jay. I graduated in 2010 from Coventry university with a 2.1 Honours degree in Illustration and currently reside in Southampton, UK. For me, Illustration is more than just a job; it is a hobby, a way to relax and have fun. With every piece of work I create, I try to portray the enjoyment, enthusiasm and satisfaction I experience when making images that I can be proud of. My particular strengths are my distinguishable style that is immediately recognisable and my real determination to succeed by making a name for myself in the creative industry.
As well as this, I have a natural flair for character design. In order to build a character from an initial conceptualisation sketch to a finished illustration, I consider each one as an individual, with unique features, qualities and quirks. I then use my talent for colour theory to find the exact tones to compliment and enhance these characteristics. A combination of engaging facial expressions and an injection of my signature playful humour brings my characters to life on the page.
With each project I approach, I bring a defined and individual way of visualising and illustrating ideas. As a result, my images are intriguing, distinctive and always original - factors that I have found to be priceless for standing out from other professionals in this field of work.
I spend nearly all my spare time creating images and sketching concepts as well as experimenting with new techniques, which allows my design style to stay fresh and to continually evolve. Each design I produce enables me to progress and refine my skills with a range of different media and creative programs. My determination and the pleasure I take from producing illustrations enables me to produce my strongest work on each design.
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