My name is Mike Giblin, I'm 30 years old and a Tyneside-based caricaturist & character designer. This portfolio contains just a sampling of what you can expect from my work; from celebrity renderings & commissioned art, to character designs and sketches. Simplicity, colour and personality are key to my style, as well as a keen eye for detail. I'm available for freelance and in-house assignments.
Biography: 8+ years as a self employed freelance artist, incorporating 4 consecutive seasons at Alton Towers Theme Park. Numerous caricature engagements at weddings, parties, corporate events etc around the UK. Numerous personal & corporate commissions. Proficient with Adobe Photoshop, Windows XP, and the Internet. EDUCATION Bachelor of Arts in Illustration, May 2001 National Diploma in Graphic Arts, May 1995 ACHIEVEMENTS 1st Place Winner, ‘Best Likenesses’, National Caricaturist Network 2007 and 2006 1st Place Winner, ‘Best Retail/Party Style’, National Caricaturist Network Convention 2005 ACTIVITIES Appearance on UK TV’s ‘The Paul O’Grady Show’, March 2005 Live Caricatures performed at the Everton FC ‘Player of the Year’ awards, July 2006 Three months of live caricatures in Byron Bay Australia, November 2006 Live caricature onboard Celebrity Cruise Lines in Scandinavia & The Mediterranean, 2007 Caricatures nationally published in ‘Flicks’ magazine, 2000/01
Country: United Kingdom (Great Britain)
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