Thursday, 10 May 2012

Meet the Exhibitors - Brittany Coxon

Who are you?
Hello, my name is Britt.

What do you do?
I'm a designer, illustrator and photographer based in Newcastle.

I design and make stationery such as greetings cards, notebooks, business cards and wedding invitations. My work is created using recycled and sustainably sourced paper and card (local, when possible). One of my aims is to be as unique as possible, I don't use any kits or pre-made embellishments in my work, preferring to draw out any elements myself. As a result, my designs are often influenced by illustration styles. My own illustrations include comics and event handouts. My comic work has appeared in local comic anthologies and I'm currently working on my first solo project, a detective story with a bit of a supernatural flavour. I also specialise in website design for the creative community.

My photography is best described as serendipitous. From an early age I found it important to document anything I found interesting, holiday photos were mixed with abandoned shoes, clouds, signs. I like not knowing what the final result will be, often pointing my camera at the subject without glancing at the view finder.

What's the most exciting thing you've done recently?
It would have to be making the website for This is where it's Art, to be involved in a project like this is great. I've seen it grow from an idea into what I'm sure will be a great weekend for the whole family. It's fantastic, getting to know all the exhibitors and I'm looking forward to meeting everybody during the event.

Why do you do it?
One of my earliest memories is of trying to make a robot out of cardboard boxes, loo roll insides and string. Combining that enjoyment of making something with my love of well designed paper goods seemed like the obvious thing to do.

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