reel illustration, illustrator and graphic designer


Paula Reel

ILLUSTRATOR & DESIGNER

phone
0834517070

email
paulareel@gmail.com

about me

Well, hello there, welcome to my site and hope you see something you like.

I am a freelance illustrator and graphic designer. I think in pictures, not just words.

A little bit of background

I am originally from Ireland from a wee place in the sticks called Dorsey, (meaning doors to the south.) I loved growing up there.

I always knew that illustration and graphic design was right for me and I am a great believer that my creative ability is due to my mammy allowing me to make a mess in the name of art and that her insight into saving random household objects for art purpose helped my creative imagination to run freely.

Even in school when asked to write a story, creating it in pictures seemed to come so much easier. I always found myself doodling in the margins, creating an entirely new world that seemed much more interesting. Leading me to pursue a creative career.

I studied in Belfast and gained BA Hons degree in Visual Communication from University of Ulster while working part-time decorating shop windows and painting bouncing castles, Unusual but fun!

Experience

11 years experience in graphic design, leading an in-house design studio for a global swedish furniture company, helped me add a commercial appreciation to my thought process and also the importance of marketing messages and layout design.

I find that these elements of graphic design gel well with illustration, as words, layout design and pictures support each other to create strong dynamic, eye-catching and impactful outcomes.

Which leads me to the here and now as a freelancer, combining my two loves, illustration and graphic design.

Having the opportunity to be creative and visualise clients ideas so that others can enjoy it, is all I have ever wanted. Knowing that my work can bring a smile to the face of someone is a very rewarding experience and drives me to continually challenge myself further.

What I offer:

ILLUSTRATION

GRAPHIC DESIGN

BUSINESS PROMOTION MATERIAL; LOGO DESIGN, BUSINESS CARD DESIGN, LEAFLET DESIGN, BANNER DESIGN, SOCIAL MEDIA AVATARS, TABS AND PROFILE IMAGES, ETC.

UNIQUE WEDDING STATIONARY

PERSONALISED GIFTS FOR ANY OCCASION, FROM PERSONALISED CARDS, FRAMED ART, TO A ONE-OFF COMMISSIONED CANVAS

AND MUCH MORE, JUST ASK!


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