Britt Harcus

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Orkney, Scotland, United Kingdom

Scottish Artist and Illustrator. Studied Visual Communications at NCAD Dublin, graduated 2005. Creative freelance with flair and good cheer.

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Overview

I have been a freelance illustrator for past 11 years. I am a working mother and I grew up on a farm so have a great respect and love for the outdoors. I took part in an exchange programme to Lahti Polytechnic, Finland in 2004. I have shown my work in joint and solo exhibitions throughout the UK.I have also enjoyed supplying gift shops and galleries with my prints and books. Being an illustrator means listening closely to my clients needs and finding the most exciting visual solution. I love pencil, watercolour, acrylic and seeing a job completed.

Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Agriculture
Calendars
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
Nature
Fiction
Children's - Middle Grade
Children's Picture Books
Humor & Comedy
Short Story

Certifications

  • B Des Hons in Visual Communication
  • STGA Tourist Guiding Green badge

Awards

  • PSYBT Regional Award Runner up 2007

Work experience

Self employed illustrator

Self-employed
August, 2005 – Present (almost 13 years)

I am a farmers daughter and live on a beautiful island off the north of Scotland. This has shaped much of my work. I have worked for private and commercial sector. Clients include NHS, The Scottish Parliament, Hachette and Storlann. Published titles include 'Made up Muck?' written & illustrated by myself, 'A small Town Affair' and 'The Trouble with Keeping Mum' both by Rosie Wallace plus Jim Hewiston's latest 'Our Crazy World'. My first self published children's book was titled 'Janice Wants to be Heard'. The latest is called 'Janice and the Special Breakfast'. I illustrate a bi-monthly safety article for Orkney Farmer Magazine.

Assistant, local radio station.

BBC Radio Orkney
June, 2001 – September, 2005 (over 4 years)

Worked as part of a small enthusiastic team within local radio station whilst completing my degree. The daily deadlines of typing scripts and working with the general public made this a hectic, yet enjoyable workplace.

Portfolio (4 selected works)

Janice and the Special Breakfast

Britt Harcus

Janice the sheep has an invite she just can't resist. She gladly accepts Top Chef's invitation fo....

Janice the sheep has an invite she just can't resist. She gladly accepts Top Chef's invitation fo....

Made Up Muck

Britt Harcus

A Small Town Affair

Rosie Wallace

A thoroughly topical tale of scandal and gossip from a new storytelling talent.

A thoroughly topical tale of scandal and gossip from a new storytelling talent.

Doric for Abidy

Brian P. Innes

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