Illustration by Bolton Graduate Helen Naylor

University of Bolton graduate and founder of Pocket Wren Helen Naylor is next to take centre stage on Business Boom. Having built up years of freelance experience, predominantly in the children’s book market, Helen has since opened her online shop and is now concentrating on expanding her range of “fun and whimsical” designs.  “I love … Continue reading

Illustration by Manchester’s Caroline Dowsett

Caroline Dowsett is a freelance illustrator based in Manchester currently in her second year of studying Graphic Design at Manchester Metropolitan University. Inspired by “pop culture, film, people, graphic novels and everyday life,” Caroline is continuing to develop her own style throughout her education and is now looking prepare for her third and final year.  “I … Continue reading

Graphic Design by Carolina Feng

Carolina Feng is a final year student studying Graphic Design and Illustration at Liverpool John Moores University who in the future, hopes  to work for children publications, picture books and animation studios. We’re delighted to bring you Carolina’s latest work today. “I come from a wide background which have been confusing my own identity for years, thus … Continue reading

Illustration by Ian Hill-Smith

After spending time in various towns and cities throughout his education, Ian Hill-Smith has now returned to Cheshire with a graphic design degree and specialisation in illustration. Now working in a residential school for young people with complex educational and behavioural difficulties, Ian still finds time to express his creativity in the form of caricatural and … Continue reading

MMU Graduate Illustrator Lyndsey Green

Lyndsey Green graduated last summer from Manchester School of Art with a degree in Illustration and has since been building up her range of handmade items for her online shop. Inspired by nature, Lyndsey incorporates her interest for wildlife into her work. “I was always brought up surrounded by animals with regular trips to nature reserves … Continue reading

Freelance Illustrator Danny Gunn

Freelance illustrator Danny Gunn kicks off the week of inspiration on Business Boom Bolton. A graduate of Glyndwr University, Danny is now a full-time designer and is focusing on brand identity and advertising in print.  “I was quite direction-less at the time, both in what I planned for the future and in the style and field … Continue reading